Bus Trips from The Villages

Captain Mike's Lazy River Cruise

on the

Withlacoochee River

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Captain Mike’s Lazy River Cruises in Dunnellon, FL, has been offering guided boat tours down the Withlacoochee River since 1997. Originally from Wichita, KS, Captain Mike has lived all over the mid-West. He moved to Florida in his early 30s and eventually bought a home on the Withlacoochee River.

Exploring the area, Captain Mike couldn’t understand why no one offered boat tours of the beautiful river he lived by. He soon learned that the river could be tricky with all of its rocks, as well as its tendency to rise and fall each year depending on the amount of rainfall. But this didn’t deter Captain Mike! He set out to get his captain’s license

After passing the license course, and replacing several propellers on his boat, Captain Mike discussed a business opportunity with Tim Channel, owner of Stumpknockers – offering boat tours at the restaurant. Thus, Captain Mike’s Lazy River Cruises was born and has been docking at Stumpknockers since 1997.

You’ll find Captain Mike giving tours on the river for as long as he can drive a boat and spot the wildlife!

Trip Details

​​​Pick Up Location: Hope Lutheran Church
​On the corner of 466 & Morse Blvd.
250 Avenida Los Angelos 
The Villages, FL 32162
(Please Park On the Side Closest to Morse)

Price: $55 Per Person - Bus driver tip not included

Round trip transportation

Lunch OYO at Stumpknocker's Restaurant