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Osprey Guide Services - Tours

#1 of 5 things to do in Yankeetown Features Animals
6301 Riverside Dr, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2364
+1 352-400-0133
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Enjoy the Withlacoochee with Captain Rick

Captain Rick provides a very entertaining tour of the Withlacoochee. His knowledge of the river... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
olson8260
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Ramsey, Minnesota
Best tour ever

Captain Rick knows these waters and it's rich history. Do not know how many times we have been on... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Barbara E
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Yankeetown, Florida
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The trip is a river tour departing from the historic Izaak Walton Lodge, down the Withlacoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico returning by a small tributary making it a seven mile loop. Flora, fauna will be identified along with the history of the area. The scenery is all wilderness, the way Florida was in the past. We will also share photographs dating back to the 1800's of the largest phosphate shipping operation on the west coast of Florida during that time. You will enjoy all of this while riding in our clean, comfortable covered boats with US Coast Guard certified Captains. Reservations highly recommended.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
6301 Riverside Dr, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2364
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+1 352-400-0133
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Captain Rick provides a very entertaining tour of the Withlacoochee. His knowledge of the river, the area and its history is sure to keep every guest interested. The scenery is breathtaking! What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

2  Thank olson8260
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for the review. Check us out in the Spring or Summer, the river will have a completely different look and the Manatee and Spoonbills will return. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Captain Rick knows these waters and it's rich history. Do not know how many times we have been on his boat, but never tire of it and always learn something new.

Thank Barbara E
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for being such a loyal customer and for the kind words. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Third trip on the Withlacoochee with Captain Rick and will go again when guests who haven't been come to town! The boat is easy on - easy off for everyone; elderly and young children included. Captain Rick is very knowledgeable about the river and the...More

Thank waterlovers2017
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Thanks guys, I really appreciate you being such loyal customers and look forward to meeting more of your family. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Captain Rick Lefiles gave the tour and he is very knowledgeable about the area and the local history. Was a very interesting tour. Although Yankeetown is off the beat and path, if you are in the Gainesville or Ocala area and you like boating or...More

1  Thank LucyH512
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

It was a pleasure having you on board Lucy and thanks for the review! Check us out again this Spring when the plants start to bloom and the Rosette Spoonbills are back. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 5 January 2016

We have been going out on tours with Captain Rick for a little over 4 yrs and each tour we see something new. Our kids and Grandkids came for Christmas and we went out on a tour..This time was even better than ever, We saw...More

Thank Kristine L
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you Kristine for being one of our best customers. It's always a pleasure have you and your family on board. Look forward to seeing you next time. Sincerely, Capt. Rick

Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I learned about the local history of Yankeetown. Also had some pictures of some historical landmarks that are now back to nature. We saw many animals as one would expect. I just enjoyed the boat ride. The Captain was a pro! I got a few...More

Thank Daniel S
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

Thank you for the review Daniel. It was a pleasure having you and your wife on board. It was a beautiful day. Hope you will look us up on your next trip to Florida. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 9 December 2015

Captain Rick and Captain Jim gave us a wonderful tour of this area ...we saw some beautiful scenery..Eagles, osprey, white Pelicans, otter and alligators..we will return again in the early summer to see some different flora and fauna..

Thank Jim W
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Thanks guys it was a pleasure to have you on the boat. Looking forward to seeing you this Summer. Merry Christmas Capt. Rick

Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Went with my stepdaughter/friend for a half day fishing trip and had a blast!!! Capt. Rick is very professional and helpful, especially since I'm not very experienced. Safety is important to him and he explains every aspect of his boat before moving out on the...More

Thank Sheryl G
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Thank you for the nice review. Sorry it took me a while to respond, I thought I did before now. It was a great trip with you ladies and I probably enjoyed it as much as you did. Merry Christmas, Capt. Rick

Reviewed 15 November 2015

My wife and I were treated to a wonderful tour with Captain Rick who was extremely knowledgable of the area and its history. What a gorgeous area with such abundant wildlife (we saw two bald eagles among many other birds, fish, gators, etc). I am...More

Thank David W
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure sharing the afternoon with people that appreciate what we have here in Yankeetown. Capt. Rick

Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We just got back from the tour. The owners and guides were really nice. We saw spoonbill cranes and Wood storks and all kinds of creatures creatures .it was awesome the people the owners were really awesome

Thank Laura H
Rick L, Owner at Osprey Guide Services - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

Thank you Laura. Glad you guys had a good time. Look forward to having you on board again. Capt. Rick

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