Monthly Archives: May 2012

HOT DAYS….COOL RIVERS!

The hot days of summer are almost upon us and there is no better place to cool down than on a boat ride down a river.  Memorial Day weekend signals the start to enjoying all the many lakes and rivers around the Ocala National Forest.  BE SAFE OUT THERE!  Keep the small ones in life jackets and give Mother Nature her respect.

The manatee sightings around the area this year have given us hope that we will be able to continue to enjoy these gentle giants as we boat the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers.  That they are still in the area toward the end of May indicates promise that they are content to be here. 

The Rhesus Monkeys have been at it again, showing up in different parts of Florida.  HAVE BANANA…WILL TRAVEL!  You can see the monkeys on almost every tour we take down the Rivers, however, they are wild and have their own appearance schedule.  Think twice about feeding them as it can result in aggressive action on their part.

Saturday afternoons on the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers are getting busier each weekend.  The docking area at Ray Wayside Park/Ocala Boat Basin can develop a waiting line. If you need to check on water levels to see if your boat is suitable for the current level, just drop us a line or give us a call. 

Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend as we show our appreciation for all that have given their lifes to keep us safe and to ensure our freedoms.  May God Bless them and their families.

Until next time…see you on the Rivers!