GUIDED CHARTERS FOR UP
TO 6 PEOPLE WITH CAPTAIN PEGGY! CRUISING THE RIVERS ON A 19'
CAROLINA SKIFF ALLOWS CLOSEUP AND PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE.
EASY ACCESS, BIMINI FOR SHADE, DIVE LADDER. CAPTAIN PEGGY IS AN
EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER AND DIVE GUIDE AND SHE KNOWS THE LOCAL
TOURS DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.
3-4 hour tours - $120 for 1-4
people, each additional person $30@ (up to 6 - includes taxes).
For 4-6 hours $50@
For a preview of a typical Silver River Tour, click on this link to the article "A Day in the Life of the Silver River"
DIVE & SNORKEL TRIPS:
up to 4 divers/snorkelers - up to 6 hours $200 (includes tax)
Rainbow River - $35 extra hauling fee
Crystal River - $40 extra hauling fee
Homosassa River - $45 extra hauling fee
Full Day Charters - 6-10 hours - $500.
Call 352-591-1508 to
reserve your adventure!
TOURS - On the Silver, Oklawaha, Withlacoochee, Salt
Springs and Rainbow Rivers, Cross Creek, Lake Lochloosa and Orange Lake. Bring your binoculars, and mask and
snorkel, too! Florida has over 180 species of birds, many are rare
and endangered, and a couple of hundred species that migrate through
every year - Making Florida one of the richest birding areas in the
U.S. Alligators and turtles are numerous, and monkeys can be
sighted on the Silver and Oklawaha Rivers. This area of Florida also
has numerous deer, turkey, wild hog and black bear - and even a few
DIVE AND SNORKEL
TOURS - On the Rainbow, Silver, Crystal and
Homosassa Rivers. Guided dives at the local famous dive sites and
springs in the area. Divers must bring their certification
cards. Divers provide own gear. For comfort and personal service,
will only take up to 4 divers on the boat.
ECO-TOURS - on all the above places,
plus guided tours by canoe in areas not accessible by boat. If there
are more than 2 people, extra canoes can be rented. Call for
I do charters all year around…and each
month and season has fresh surprises…. For the best manatee
sightings, the cooler months from November to the end of February
are best. For more active bird encounters, from February through
December will yield more sightings. Alligators are out and more
active during the warmer months, while May through July are their
more active breeding and nesting activities. From November until
February, the migratory birds arrive - with the Sandhill Cranes
coming in great numbers. Monkey, deer, otter, turkeys, wild hogs and
other wildlife can be sighted year around. April and October are our
two best months for warm, but not hot temperatures, little rainfall
Underwater, in tidal rivers, such as the Crystal
and Homosassa Rivers, salt water species of fish and dolphins
frequent the river, along with the manatee. During the winter
months, the numbers of snook, jacks, catfish and sheepshead are
extraordinary. In the clear waters of the Rainbow and the Silver
Rivers, bass, bream, mullet, turtles, and gar are there for your
photographic pleasure. Alligators live in every body of water in
Florida, but the best photographic opportunity for close-ups would
be the Silver River. I am still trying to get a good underwater
alligator shot, but because of the clear waters, they see us coming
and are gone before we can get them in our viewfinder. Strangely
enough, I have underwater photos of the more dangerous cousin, the
saltwater crocodile of southern Florida!!
So, come with me and
design your own adventure tour to suit your tastes. Bring plenty of
film or memory cards with your camera, and don't forget your mask, fins