Local Attractions

The Mermaid Show

For over 70 years the mermaids of Weeki Wachee have beguiled Florida visitors, swimming weightlessly in their crystal-clear spring, defying time and fashion trends.

Buccaneer Bay

Featuring four awesome waterslides, three of which drop you off in natural Weeki Wachee Springs! If you’re a thrill seeker, try the exhilarating fun-filled flume!

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary is a ten acre exotic animal sanctuary. Founded in 2000, it is a non-profit organization operated completely by a volunteer staff. Their primary mission is to offer a permanent home to abandoned or donated exotic animal species.


The gentle giants of the sea. Despite their slow-moving nature, manatees have been known to “body surf” or “barrel roll” while playing. Which is the cutest thing ever.


Relax and enjoy the local wildlife as you drift along the crystal clear waters on a board or in a tube.


A kayak or canoe trip down the Weeki Wachee River is a great way to spend a day in the great outdoors while enjoying the best that Florida has to offer.


Snorkeling is a great way to harvest scallops and the whole family can participate. Just find a shallow, grassy flat and look for them between the clumps of grass! Then collect them in your mesh sack.
Head home after you catch your daily limit, and clean and prepare them for a satisfying meal. Just season and sauté them in butter or make them part or a larger meal.

Fishing Charters

Some of Florida’s finest saltwater flats fishing occurs along Florida’s nature coast. This area of the Nature Coast has some of the best light tackle backcountry and flats fishing that the State of Florida has to offer, and using light tackle or fly fishing is angling at its best.

Blueberry Festival

2 days of Music, Food, Family Fun and Blueberries in every fashion. Blueberry Pies, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Shortcake, Blueberry Jam , Blueberry Honey, Blueberry Plants, Fresh picked Blueberries and much more!

Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, rides, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

Dade Battlefield

Visitors drawn to 80 acre Dade Battlefield Historic State Park for its history discover so much more, from ancient oaks and verdant pine flatwoods to a variety of events, programs and hands-on craft classes offered throughout the year. Established in 1921 to preserve and commemorate the site of Dade’s Battle of 1835, a momentous event that spawned the longest and most costly Indian war in American history, this National Historic Landmark has become a hub of the community.

Cave Diving

The Sunshine State boasts some very awe-inspiring undersea treasures. You don’t even have to travel far offshore to enjoy breathtaking underwater caverns that were naturally created by springs and underwater rivers. For many scuba divers, these are ideal diving locations as the water is cool and often very clear all year round.