Located in a rich coastal environment, Homosassa is a nature lovers paradise filled with fun and exciting activities. Explore your adventurous side during your stay at Homosassa Island Lodge – fish, kayak, canoe, swim or snorkel with Manatees, tour the river and its tributaries, enjoy a sunset cruise, explore the back waters on an airboat or swim and snorkel in the Springs.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park’s underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Florida wildlife, including manatees, black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, American crocodiles, and river otters. Manatee programs are offered three times daily. Recreational opportunities include picnicking, nature study, and bird-watching. The park features a children’s education center, providing hands-on experiences about Florida’s environment. Transportation from the visitor center on U.S. 19 to the West Entrance is available by tram or boat.  Plan 3 1/2 to 4 hours to tour the park.

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River Tours and Sunset Cruises:

-Visit our Guides page to learn more about fishing, scalloping, boat rentals, and marinas-