A CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER !
A CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER !

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Welcome To My Home Page!
My name is Captain Erika. I am a native of Florida.
As the saying goes"I have sand in my shoes". Since
the early 1800's my family has been in Florida.
I have been fishin on the river since I was 3 years old.
I love it so much I started a pontoon boat business
on the great and famous Ocklawaha River.
I hope to share some of my experiences and photo's with you on this site.

KissEveryone needs to 
visit Eureka Florida 
at least once!Laughing
CALL ME FOR A PERSONALIZED TRIP! 352-546-5718 or e-mail acruisingdowntheriver@gmail.com
CoolOcklawaha River Trips start at $12 per person or private $60 for 2 hours of fun and relaxin! Trip instigators set up starting times, type of trip(sightseeing, birding, fishing, photography etc.)and length of trip. 2 hours is my shortest trip. 3 hours is $18 per person or $90 private and so on. Six passengers is my boats legal maximum limit. No minimum. Anything to get out of house cleaning!  Laughing 
Silver River Trips through the week preferably! Trip cost for up to six is $95 for first 2 hours and $20 for each additional hour. $150 for up to 5 hours includes a complete tour of the head water springs. One day notice may be needed! Saturday operation only 1/2 day mornings only! 
Pig Frog with tad pole on his knee!
Trying to find me?                                    For my trips on the Ocklawaha River in Marion County, Florida. I pick up from the Marjorie Harris Carr Greenway Eureka West Boat ramp off Hwy. 316 just 3.5 miles East of Fort Mc Coy.  I am usually available for tours on all days. Trip departure times vary depending on your desires or availability. I am not there unless I have reservations for a trip!!
   For my Silver River trips: East Hwy. 40 from Silver Springs/Ocala to the Ray Wayside Park located just before the Ocklawaha River bridge on the right. Cost $5 to park.  

This area is for the Birds!

Slowly I have been learning to identify some of our area's wonderful birds. Most of the big-uns are easy now! But those little ones that go peter peter or is it tweeter tweeter.......They won't hold still long enough for me to find, focus, picture and look up in the field guide! Ahhh! So they say you need to learn to bird by ear. After all what is left in life to do? Local to Marion Co. Florida? Join www.marioncountyaudubon.com or visit us on one of our field trips.


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Back To My Boating Roots

For a couple of years now I have gone back to the paddle! My first vessel was a canoe at age 17. Now I have a 9' Kayak. Its like floating around in a big yellow banna peel. I love fishing and taking pictures from this kayak. You definitely have a different perspective. You are so close to the water you feel you have become a part of it. You certainly have to keep a watch out! I can be so quiet and distracted that what ever I startle is only an arm length away. I am not fast enough to get that action picture! So I hope to have lots of exciting memories of these adrenaline producing moments. So far they have all been very enjoyable.

Don't listen to what people tell you about the amazing Ocklawaha River. Find out for yourself!
Hey I can't wait to show you my river!
Let me know what you think of my pictures and if you want more info on longer trips and my location e-mail me!
 


Please enjoy my pictures!