Spider monkeys are the current inhabitants of Monkey Island, a tiny chunk of land sitting in the Homosassa River. Customers dining at the Homosassa Riverside Resort or hanging out at the Monkey Bar enjoy ringside seats to sometimes wild offshore antics. Monkeys climb on platforms, swing from ropes, and clamber around the base of a small replica lighthouse.
In addition to the restaurant vantage point, visitors can walk down to a short adjacent dock to observe Monkey Island. Next to the Homosassa Resort there’s a goofy painted cutout where tourists can pose as members of a line of simians “Caught Monkey’n Around.”