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The Recreation and Parks Department presents Guided Fishing, Kayaking and Nature Tours on Lake Sumter!  Experience Lake Sumter up close and personal!

LAKE SUMTER LINE SCENIC CRUISE – Bring your friends and family and cruise beautiful Lake Sumter on the Lake Sumter Line. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged! This cruise runs seven days a week, 4 p.m. to sunset in the spring and summer (April-September) and 1pm – Sunset in the fall and winter (October-March). Learn about the legendary tales of how Lake Sumter came to be on your 25-minute tour. Tickets are only $3! No reservations needed! Find us at the boat dock behind RJ Gators!

GUIDED KAYAKING EXPERIENCE – Rent a kayak and enjoy a guided tour full of tranquility, exercise and wildlife observation on Lake Sumter.  Join us as a single rider or bring a buddy to share a tandem Kayak.  Bring a group of up to 8 people for up to a 2 hour session.

NATURE PONTOON TOUR – Grab your binoculars and bring your camera, as we cruise Lake Sumter on a pontoon boat!  Your guide will share their knowledge of the environment and ecosystem while you get the chance to admire the wildlife and beautiful scenery from the comfort of the boat!  This 2 hour tour will accommodate up to 4 guests.

GUIDED FISHING TOUR – Guided catch and release excursions on Lake Sumter cater to all experience levels…whether you are a seasoned sports or amateur angler, you will enjoy going after the trophy fish.  This 2 hour tour will accommodate up to 4 anglers.

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Phone No. (352) 751-3939
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