Spend a Lazy Day on the River

On a lazy, lazy day, can you think of anything better to do than glide down a cool river? Captain Mike’s Lazy River Cruises in Dunnellon, FL(not actually in Dunnellon), offers guided boat tours down the Withlacoochee River. What better way to view wildlife and beautiful scenery than from a relaxing seat on a calming boat ride? All tours are done on a 24-foot covered pontoon boat with very plush seating. In our beautiful Florida weather the boat is open most of the year with just the top covered and in some of our cooler or wetter days, that do tend to pop up occasionally, the boat can be enclosed.

Tours leave from Stumpknocker’s, a popular local restaurant. Passengers can take advantage of the delicious food offered at the restaurant by having dinner before or after their cruise. We ask that you not bring alcoholic beverages on the boat tour during Stumpknocker’s hours.

The rivers in Florida offer some of the best bird watching in the nation. There are many varieties of birds such as herons, egrets, hawks, and eagles along with many other types of animals, especially alligators.

Captain Mike has been voted the best tour guide by the local community year after year. He is certified in eco-tourism and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the rivers, their history, the wildlife, and native flora. In business since 1997, Captain Mike’s is well-known for offering one of the most scenic and informative boat tours in the state.

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I give one and two hour narrated boat tours on the Withlacoochee River from Stumpknockers Restaurant just outside of Ocala, Florida. In the spring, from Feb-May, it is our season and usually books up a day or so in advance, so call as soon as you know the dates you want to go. The one hour tour is good for small children, but the two hour is more for the older children and adults. Please keep this in mind when scheduling a tour. Best months for the tours is the spring when you will see more wildlife, but the summer gets very hot so there’s not as much wildlife. Tour times do vary so contact me ahead of time to find out the schedule times for the day you would like to go.

Captain Mike

Captain Mike is happiest when he is cruising down the Withlacoochee River, pointing out wildlife and beautiful scenery to passengers on his boat. His heart is, and will always be, with the river.


Amazing Scenery

Not only will you see breathtaking scenery as you float down the river, but you’ll also be able to spot interesting wildlife, such as otters, alligators, turtles, and more, in their natural habitat.