ATTENTION: Now that school has started for most, please note the waterslides, kiddie pool and lazy river float are closed Monday through Friday. They will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of September. The swimming area will remain open daily through September.

The mermaids are now on a three-show schedule Monday through Friday. Show times are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.. The mermaids will continue their four-show schedule on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The weekends are still very busy, so we still encourage you to arrive early before the park opens. Thank you very much for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the park!

weeki wachee boat tour

River Boat Cruise

Explore Florida’s Natural ADVENTURE TOUR

Take a tranquil ride down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River and discover the natural beauty of Floridian wildlife, flora, and fauna.

This amazingly scenic float along crystal-clear waters gives you the chance to see nesting bald eagles, mullet, cooter turtles, blue heron, wild turkey, deer, and colorful fish of all sizes. If you get lucky, your fascinating expedition may take you right alongside endangered West Indian manatees, so have your camera at the ready!

As you journey along, your River Boat Captain will inform and entertain you with plenty of nature tidbits, like the fact that Spanish moss is actually a member of the pineapple family.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park also provides kayak rentals and paddling adventures for those who would like first-hand encounter with some of Florida’s native wildlife.


River Boat Cruises launch from within Weeki Wachee Spring State Park. The first boat leaves at 10am and runs continuously throughout the day. The last boat departs at 4:30pm. The boat ride is approximately 25 minutes long, and there is a 45 minute turn-around between boat rides. The river boat is ADA accessible.

***The River Boat Ride Resumes Daily trips beginning July 1, 2019***

Friendly Reminders
– Your entire party must be present when making a reservation.
– We ask that all guests arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.
– Late arrivals will result in forfeiture of reservations.
– There are no refunds or return tickets issued for any cruise cancellations and/or closures due to inclement weather.

We hope that you enjoy your cruise down the Weeki Wachee River!


River Boat Cruises are free with your paid admission to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.