Sunday, January 26, 2014
When G.A. Furgason bought the land that is now the Homosassa Riverside Resort, he had a potential eyesore in the form of a rock pile in the marina outside of the restaurant. So, he put a lighthouse on it and then added some local monkeys that he'd been working with. The result is a longstanding tourist
attraction dubbed "Monkey Island" which is currently home to five spider monkeys named Ralph, Sassy, Ebony, Eve and Emily.
The monkeys are easily seen from the Riverside Crab House, Monkey Bar, Yardam Lounge or marina and boaters can navigate right up to the island.
Be sure to check out this article on the monkeys and say hello during your stay this week!