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Manatee Connection

267 N.W. 3Rd., Crystal River, FL
352-697-0220
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Ranked #8 of 30 activities in Crystal River
Type: Tours
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Paris, France
1 review
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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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ventured with a couple of friends to the Crystal River with Captain Hank to swim with the manatees. We went up to Three Sisters and saw manatees swimming, sleeping and enjoying the warm waters of Chrystal River. Captain Hank was so great! He spoke with such knowledge and experience. I highly recommend this tour for all! A medium sized manatee... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Captain Hank provided everything I could have wanted for my swim with the manatees. He talked about the history, life, safety and future of the manatees. Our swim with the friendly manatees was magical. Hank helped myself and my girlfriends with everything from our wetsuits to making us the best hot chocolate! Our trip started at 8:30am and lasted until... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our family had an awesome experience on our manatee tour with Captain Hank. It was fun AND educational. We learned a lot about manatees, how to protect them and enjoy them. It would have been fun to just ride in the boat and enjoy the sights that Captain Hank pointed out, but the experience of viewing the manatees and actually... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

When researching, clearly there are several options for manatee tours in the Crystal River area but I highly recommend Captain Hank and the Manatee Connection. Captain Hank took extra time to ensure everyone on the boat was comfortable and arranged the tour based on the interests of his customers. He knew exactly where to find numerous manatees but also took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had the best time snorkeling with the manatees. We ended up with just our family on the boat which was great! Our sons, 7 and 9, and my husband and I thought this trip was amazing. Our trip was a little later in the morning (10:30), but we still saw tons of manatees from the boat. Once we were... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Captain Hank is great! We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with him. There were 7 of us including two kids. His boat was equipped with everything we needed including kids lifejackets and kids snorkels and even noodles which allowed for easier snorkeling. He knew exactly where to go to find the manatees and was very knowledgable. We probably saw 10... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I recently spent the afternoon with captain hank on an afternoon trip. Captain hank was incredibly knowledgeable about the manatees and the florida waterway. He made the trip for my two young children really fun and kept us all entertained. He knew right where to take us to see the manatees and had hot chocolate waiting for the kids when... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Captain Hank is very knowledgeable about Manatee. He has a nice gentle demeanor, with a good sense of humor. He was very patient with our lack of experience and left us feeling like we had learned so much. We were able to spend a lot of time close to the Manatee, a baby even came within a few feet of... More

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Ckearwster
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had the most wonderful manatee sightseeing trip/encounter with Captain Hank and Manatee Connection. Captain Hank went out of his way to accommodate us on our Florida road trip, even agreeing to start our trip earlier than usual and take us out on Thanksgiving Day. As our Captain he was friendly and fun, but always concerned about our safety and... More

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