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HAPPY FALL

It is a beautiful time of year to cruise King’s Bay! The weather is perfect and the waters are calm, setting the perfect time of year for beautiful tours of our waterways. Sunsets have been spectacular and every color of the rainbow is seen in the glowing fall skies.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

5 Fun & Romantic Things to Do for your next Crystal River Date Night

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, don’t miss out on these 5 romantic options for you and your date.

Ocean Spray

A picturesque beach walk at Fort Island Gulf Beach: This beautiful beach offers white sand, restrooms and plenty of parking. Stroll along the boardwalk, take in the natural wildlife and keep your eyes open as dolphins love to swim in the surrounding gulf waters.


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Dress Up

Romance abounds at Katch Twenty-Two: Enjoy the charming atmosphere and excellent food served up by Chef Richard. With a menu featuring locally sourced seafood, as well as some of the chef’s favorite dishes, this fine dining establishment offers a remarkable culinary experience.


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Dress Down

Sunset and cruise with Wild Coast Charters:  Savor the moment with chilled champagne, aboard the 26’ Tri-hull After Five, as you watch a legendary sunset glisten and gently settle into the water.


Viva la Vino

With Copp Winery & Wine Bar: With wine by the glass or bottle, Copp’s wine bar gives you the opportunity to relax while you unwind with your favorite red or white. They offer the most popular choices as well as unique special blends and sweet wines.


City Stroll

Through nearby Downtown Inverness: Take a walk around this historic square. Relax with a glass of vino at MC Wine Bar. Hungry? Just off the square you’ll find Little Italy. Established in 1978, this hidden gem offers a truly authentic Italian experience. Their 7 course, Valentine’s Dinner is currently sold out, but you can add yourself to a waiting list or ask about their next special event.

There are so many wonderful options in Crystal River and the surrounding area that it’s hard to highlight them all in just one little blog… So, look for more to see, eat and experience in our next post and until then, keep adventuring!

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Hungry in Crystal River, FL

3 Great Options – On and Off the Water

Weeks, maybe even months ago, you excitedly planned your trip to the beautiful clear waterways of Crystal River, Florida. Your inspiration? Maybe, just maybe it was that adorable Instagram post or Pinterest pin of a lovable manatee, intrigued by an underwater camera. And when you dug a little deeper and found this wonderful place was the only one to allow you to swim with these gentle and affectionate “sea cows,” you scheduled your flights, booked your hotel and marked your calendar!

Finally, the day arrived and there you were snorkeling with these wonderful new floating friends. The water was just as beautiful as you’d hoped for in your vacation musings. Your guides were fun and informative, and you learned more about the nature coast than you had imagined possible and you’re … what is that… other than then heart full of warm new memories…

Yup! You’re hungry from all that swimming!

Why not check out one these 3 tasty options?

Kelly’s Half Shell Pub

One of our favorite local spots for great food, drinks and live music (check schedule for dates). The staff here are super friendly and welcoming. If you’re a fan of oysters, this is a can’t miss. Their delicious fresh gulf oysters come raw or cooked (Buffalo, Chargrilled, Kilpatrick, Rockefeller, Black & Blue)

Seafood Seller & Cafe

Another local favorite, this place has some of the best seafood and eats in town. Just as you’ll find most everywhere you go here in Crystal River; the staff is warm and welcoming. Everything on the menu in this Cajun inspired joint is delicious and the plates are served full! So, bring a Cajun sized appetite!

Not ready to step away from that water view just yet? Stop by…

Cracker’s Bar, Grill & Tiki

Just across King’s Bay from historic Pete’s Pier, Cracker’s is an ideal destination for anyone interested in succulent seafood and a nautical atmosphere. With 30+ years of excellent service and a never-ending happy hour, you can’t go wrong.

Now, your bellies are full, you’ve had a cocktail or two, and you think, “an amazing sunset would be the perfect cap to this day.” Look no further than across the bay (if you happen to be sitting at Cracker’s).

Wild Coast Charters at Pete’s Pier has the sunset cruise you’re looking for. Relax aboard our 26’ JC Tri-hull pontoon boat After Five and watch a legendary sunset as the sun glistens and gently settles into the water, while the talented Jeremy Harrison entertains with an acoustic guitar set that has a little something for everyone. 

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