Singing River Tours specializes in eco-tours on a comfortable, covered 40' pontoon boat with the addition of original music!
The Rainbow River empties into the Withlacoochee River, and you'll be able to observe the distinct "line" in the water where the two rivers meet. It's an amazing example of a thermocline, and is something you may not have seen anywhere else. Your visit to the Withlacoochee River will give you a glimpse into what Florida must have been like long ago, before civilization took over. The natural beauty will amaze you!
You'll learn many things from Jon, your captain. He will explain the cycle of water as it falls down from the sky as rain and emerges into the Rainbow River, and tell you about our fresh-water springs, which are more plentiful in north central Florida than anywhere else in the world! Jon is very knowledgeable about the local wildlife, and will share interesting facts about the birds you may encounter, including anhinga, cormorants, several species of heron, ibis, limpkin, egrets, and others. He'll share information about turtles and alligators. You may even get to see our elusive river otters at play!
About two-thirds of the way through the tour, you'll be entertained with several songs about the state of Florida. Jon is an accomplished musician, and will play guitar and sing songs about the ecology and "quirks" of our fine state.The tour is approximately 2 hours and you will spend about half of the tour on each of the two very different rivers. Come see where the 2 rivers meet. The Rainbow River, which originates at Rainbow Springs State Park just north of Dunnellon, is famous for its crystal clear waters. You'll be able to see right down to the bottom of the river!
Your river tour begins at 10AM, afterwards you go for an on-your-own lunch at Swampy’s Bar & Grill.
8:30am - 3:30pm
This Trip Limited to 20 People
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Bus Trips from The Villages
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: $59 Per Person (Bus Driver gratuity Not Included)
- Includes round trip transportation & river tour ticket
- Lunch on your own at Blue Gator Tiki Bar on the Rainbow River
payment methods: Credit Cards, Cash or personal CHeck accepted for all trips;
Trip Cancellation policy:
All trip cancellations must be made within 14 days of the trip Date to constitute A full refund
All charter cancellations must be made within 31 days of the trip date to constitute a full refund
FLA SELLER OF TRAVEL NO. ST38758