The view is to the southwest towards the Gulf. Lots of blue water...after a couple of beers it's easy to imagine you're in the Bahamas.
If you look closely at the photo, a boat can be seen slowly making its way (no wake evident) toward the mouth of the river or is hard aground. Stick to the left when heading towards the Gulf and either go slow or up on a plane, your roll of the dice!!!
Unlucky skiers have been seen skiing towards the mouth on the right side of the river only to have the boat suddenly stop and the skier step off his ski and walk to the boat.