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Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours

2380 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
(352)795-7033
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Ranked #25 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Type: Tours
Owner description: Owned by Orlando Dive & Snorkel Tours,We have been providing snorkel and diving tours for almost 20 years. Located at the Days Inn Hotel. We own the... more » Owner description: Owned by Orlando Dive & Snorkel Tours,We have been providing snorkel and diving tours for almost 20 years. Located at the Days Inn Hotel. We own the marina at the hotel with fishing charters, scalloping tours , plus snorkeling and diving tours to the best locations in central Florida. « less
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came to see manatees and to do an easy dive with a 12 yr old and we had a great time! Even in late spring Cap Sam quickly found manatees for our small group to enjoy and also has great knowledge of the area which was interesting to hear. In the afternoon we did the rainbow river drift dive... More

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gulf breeze, fl
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We loved it. Capt Larry was so attentive with our 9 yr old & made it a special trip for her. All snorkel equipment & suits seemed to be brand new. Definitely go in early morning. Nice hot chocolate after tour to warm you up. Highly recommend this business. A must do adventure!

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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It was my ambition to swim with manatees so on a trip to Orlando in November 13 we planned a day trip to Crystal River to do it. We didnt book, we just set off early from Orlando - we stopped for breakfast and arrived in Crystal River at about 10.30am. We just drove around and came across Capt John... More

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I could not have asked for a better experience! We went on the morning tour February 16th with Capt. Fred and John. They were friendly and knowledgeable. The manatee encounter was AMAZING! We got to pet them, and rub their bellies and one even sucked on my leg. It was hands down one of the best experiences of my life,... More

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juliesstore, Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you had a great time! You are welcome to come by anytime to go again or even just say Hi! Feel free to request same captains if you ever want the same experience though all of our captains are great people. Have a wonderful day! More

Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We signed up online. Everything went smooth. Had smooth check-in and brief quipment fitting (mask, fins, snorkel, vest and wet suit). Watched a brife video required by the state. After that we got on pontoon boats with only six guests and a boat captain (Adrian). We made our way to the springs with no problem. Once we got there one... More

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We're glad you had a great time. It is always a pleasure to hear positive comments on Adrian and all of our staff. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
81 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is the best 'snorkeling with the manatees' company in the area. Just bought by Mike, he runs it like a family. The staff is friendly and well trained and safety comes first. We snorkeled and dived the sites with all the folks at Crystal River Watersports and never had a better time. The prices are great and even though... More

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you had a positive experience and look forward to your next visit. More

new hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were lucky enough to pick an absolutely prime day to see manatees. There were at least 50 of them, all eager to interact, get their bellies rubbed, chew on your clothes and hold hands. Our guide, Larry, was excellent, giving us as much time as we wanted with the manatees and obviously thoroughly enjoying it himself. He also took... More

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the tour. Larry does a wonderful job and is very good at identifying the local birds and wildlife. More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Swimming with the manatees was amazing! The creatures are just what they are called –gentle giants. We didn’t see many manatees but the encounter we had was fantastic. Additionally, we were the only boat in that spot for a while and not everyone got into the water. Another person already in the water seemed apprehensive and kept her distance. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I took an early morning trip with Captain Sam to see the manatees of King's Bay. They split a group of 7 of us between two boats so that each trip was not crowded. The staff were very experienced and knew exactly where to find manatees and made all the rules and regulations about interacting with these... More

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Owen Sound, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I do not want to slam this company since it seems to have such good reviews but I am confused. To be brief, my wife and I signed up to snorkel with the manatees and two other dives One was supposed to be into a whole with constant view of the sky. When we arrived our guid did a poor... More

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John E, Front Office Manager at Crystal River Watersports Scuba Tours, responded to this review

Hi - I just wanted to respond that Crystal River Watersports is under new management. We would certainly like a chance to earn your business again. I was wondering if the disappointing dive was at Kings Spring/Cavern? I know we have had poor visibility there recently and have suggested that folks wanting to dive try our other tours. All of... More

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