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Manatee Connection

Address: 267 N.W. 3Rd., Crystal River, FL
Phone Number: 352-697-0220
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Ranked #9 of 43 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just had to say what a great morning we had on the Manatee tour with Captain Hank, definitely one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in florida. Captain Hank was really friendly, sharing stories, and his knowledge on Manatees as well as the local area. He provided hot chocolate for after the swim and also let the kids help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Captain Hank is the best manatee swim tour guide in Crystal River. Knowledgeable about all rules and restrictions. Very friendly and accommodating. We have done 3 trips with him now. Would recommend him to everyone.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I joined TripAdvisor just to say what a wonderful time our family recently had scalloping with Capt. Hank! We went out with him in 2012 and had a great time. So when we were passing through the area this summer, we called him up again last minute and he delivered! Although it was late in the scalloping season, Capt. Hank... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First, I will start with Capt. Hank, great personality and he told some very corny jokes but that's what made the trip even more fun! He was very sociable and literally spent hours with us and to top it off he even cleaned our scallops, now Im no saying he provides this service, I beleive he felt bad since we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This was out first time went scalloping and we had a BLAST!!! Captain Hank is very friendly and helpful. He was very patient with our lack of experience. He help us hunt and stayed another hour late with us, so we can catch some more scallops since we started out late. We will be back and highly recommend!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cpt. Hank took six of us out to gather scallops. My husband and I had done this before, but the other two couples had not. On the way out to the bay, Cpt. Hank shared some history of the river and the bay area. Interesting things that you wouldn't find in a history book. Once we got settled in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Capt'n Hank is very knowledgeable, friendly, and provided us with a great experience. Showed us how to spot, catch, clean and even cook scallops. He Told us that he only does small parties because he wants to be able to provide a a very thorough explanation of everything.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had 4 people in our group (2 couples). We started the day as novice first-timers and finished as experienced scallopers. The boat was clean and safe, captain Hank knowledgeable and friendly. He provided the masks, snorkels, and fins then took us to the scalloping hotspots and gave us tips on how to hunt and catch. He even provided ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Let me tell you, if you are looking for a relaxing day and a great scalloping outing, this is the place to go! We had never been scalloping and the crew was kind and so laid back. Caught tons of scallops and left feeling like I had a five hour massage. Now time to grill em' up and have dinner!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Captain Hank was great! We departed on time, and were safely taken to and from the scalloping area in a clean and comfortable boat. My wife, our 7 year old twins, grandmother, and I enjoyed a fun filled day and were well cared for by Captain Hank. He had everything we needed and showed a genuine interest in the welfare... More 

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