A nice destination during cooler weather, the Anclote River runs westward from its source of creeks and springs around 25 miles east of its mouth and ends up in the northern part of St. Joseph Sound, which is the body of water between the coast of Pinellas County and the barrier islands which separate it from the Gulf of Mexico. Anclote Key is a short trip across the sound from the mouth of the river, and the North Anclote Sandbar and Three Rooker are also nearby. Situated along the river are several places to stop and eat, as well as the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. The river is home to many species of birds, fish, and even otters, which can often be seen swimming to or from their island habitats along the channel. The Anclote River is a great destination for our passengers who want to take a tour of Tarpon Springs area and maybe stop for a drink or a bite at one of the restaurants that have docks. We can also drop you at the sponge docks for a walking tour if you like. There are also many beautiful homes and unique boats that can best be seen from the river. Anclote Key Park is right near the mouth of the river, and is a perfect pickup/dropoff spot for campers who are shuttling out to Anclote Key for primitive camping.