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Native Vacations, Inc.

2880 N. Seabreeze Pt., Crystal River, FL 34429
866-466-2848
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Ranked #11 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Congratulations to all of you who were lucky enough to take advantage of our discounted Awareness Program (Groupon, Living Social, etc.) Please keep... more » Owner description: Congratulations to all of you who were lucky enough to take advantage of our discounted Awareness Program (Groupon, Living Social, etc.) Please keep in mind that reviews of our services should be based on Customer Service you have received during your visit with us.If you have a concern, please contact us directly via e-mail or phone, so that we may better assist you and your needs. Sharing manatees and the wildlife of our area is a way of life for us, and we want everyone to enjoy what we offer. « less
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Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Captain Traci was wonderful and really cared about our experience. She made every effort to locate the manatees and extended the time so we could swim with them. She educated us along the way about the manatees and the surroundings. The children, ages 12 and 9, loved it and it is one of their summer highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Native Vacations was such a fun company to adventure with. Captain Jessica accommodated me with the booking. I came with a large group. She was quick to call me back and answered all my questions. We had captain John on our tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and took us to the best spots to swim with the manatees. We saw... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great one of a kind experience. Captain Jessica was a perfect tour guide... She made sure we swam with manatees; even extending our tour by almost an hour. We eventually came across a few manatees that were active, friendly and stuck around us... Enjoying the belly rubs and interaction. Would do it again in a minute!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Our Captain was John. He was very intelligent and professional. Had a secret spot where no other guides knew. We were able to swim all by our selves with 4 manatees. Took us to the channel where everyone else was and they all scared the manatees away. Then we went to a natural spring and dove down for ANOTHER once... More

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although manatees are not as prevalent during this time of year, we were still able to see a small group of them. Not only did we get to swim with them, but they were friendly enough to let us rub their bellies! We were also able to swim in the springs and Captain Jessica even came along to show us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Terrible customer service and unprofessional. My expectations for Native Vacations was quite high due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor. I did my research before booking because I had family visiting from Italy and we had to travel 4 hours round trip to Crystal River so I wanted to make sure we booked with a great company. Well, it was... More

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Captraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your review. However, we did call and left you a message letting you know that we would have a different Captain on that day. Captain Cindi was working for us that day, and you did indeed use our office, at our address. Tiffany opened the door and Cindi ran the tour for us. We tell all of... More

Clarkston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Captain Traci led my daughters & I on this amazing manatee experience. We went during the summer months which isn't prime time to swim with the manatees. She led us to the perfect spot where the water was crystal clear & we saw many manatees. Some with their babies. We were actually in the water swimming with them & touching... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a great time on our Manatee tour with Captain Jessica. Even though it was off season for Manatees, we did see them. Capt. Jessica even got in the water with us to make sure we had the best experience possible. I would definitely recommend Native Vacations, and Capt. Jessica specifically. She made sure our whole group had a... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We decided to add this "Swim with the Manatees" to our anniversary trip at the last minute. Wow, our experience was more than we expected. Captain John was awesome! He was very friendly and exceptionally informative. He found us a spot where my wife and I were able to swim with a Cow and her calf. They both came to... More

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The crew at Native Vacations are great! Super friendly and lots of fun, highly recommend them to anyone who is anxious to see some manatees!

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