Boat Tours

Explore the Crystal River Preserve with Our Unique Boat Tours

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the serene waters of Crystal River Preserve State Park with Crystal River Preserve Adventures. Our exceptional boat tours, formerly known as the Eco Heritage Tour, offer an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature and witness the incredible wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of Crystal River, FL.

River Tour & Sunset Voyage

Our tours stand out as a unique experience in Crystal River. Aboard the 24-passenger vessel, Monroe, our knowledgeable naturalists provide engaging narrations about the park’s rich history, cultural resources, and the spring-fed estuary that nurtures the Gulf of Mexico’s wildlife.

It is possible to see a variety of wildlife including bald eagles, ospreys, shorebirds, bottle-nosed dolphins, and the elusive manatee.

Join us for a magical Sunset Tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays to witness the sky paint itself with the colors of the sunset over Crystal River.

The best way to experience the beauty and biodiversity of the park is by boat. Welcome aboard!


Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N. Sailboat Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428

Arrival & Booking Information:

  • Reservations required. Please book online or call ahead.
  • Parking: Near the CRP State Park admin building.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time.

Info & Policies:

  • Our boat is ADA-friendly, with some limitations.
  • Service animals welcome. Pets are not allowed.
  • Food and drinks are allowed; alcohol is not.
  • Tours operate rain or shine.



Private River Tour Option

For an exclusive experience, our vessel can be chartered for private groups – perfect for corporate events, family reunions, or celebrations.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Capacity: Up to 25 people
  • Scheduling: Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Reservations: Must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

Revel in the crystal-clear waters of Crystal River and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and intriguing history of the Crystal River Preserve State Park. Whether you’re looking for a family adventure, a peaceful sunset experience, or a private tour tailored to your group, Crystal River Preserve Adventures offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of Florida’s natural wonders.

Reserve your boat tour today and let the adventure begin!