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Manatee Connection

267 N.W. 3Rd., Crystal River, FL
352-697-0220
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Ranked #6 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
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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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Belleville
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family signed up for the scallop trip and we wish we have more time. With 2 young children and a senior, we need all the help we can get and Captain Hank lend a hand to help us hunt and clean the scallops so we don't feel empty handed. If you like Sun and Sea, snorkeling with fresh seafood,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very friendly Captain. We had wonderful time doing scallop hunt. Captain Hank was very caring every passenger and make sure everyone had great time. When our kids old enough, we definitely go back again.

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Charroux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Captain Hank was great. He accomodated a private tour for my wife and was flexible with our schedule. We swam with several manatee, and the trip was a success. We would highly recommend Manatee Connection.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I never leave reviews ... But captain hank and his crew went above and beyond this weekend!!! WOW! What an awesome tour!!! The manatees were so beautiful and our guide was so knowledgeable and attentive to out group. She went above and beyond to make sure that our experience was awesome. Look no more! This is the BEST your you... More

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