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Address: 1223 N. Circle Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-563-0865
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Description: No Walk-ins Accepted - We no longer offer tours...
No Walk-ins Accepted - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains.We offer very limited seating so we can give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations.
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Amazing, worth every penny!

My family and I loved our tour. It was absolutely AMAZING! An experience of a life time :-) The boat was great and Mike was a fantastic captain, very informative, he's passion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Sebring, Florida
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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My family and I loved our tour. It was absolutely AMAZING! An experience of a life time :-) The boat was great and Mike was a fantastic captain, very informative, he's passion for these awesome animals is contagious! This was an incredible experience that we will never forget. I was tempted to do a Groupon offer because I'd seen so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Forewarned that the manatees had left the springs for open water, we booked a last minute tour with Captain Stacy. Just a short distance from the dock we encountered a mom and baby swimming in the bay. The water was murky and the animals decided to rest but Capt. Stacy insisted we be patient and of course she was right.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Captain Stacy is awesome! Very outgoing & personable, she took us to where there were no crowds & we saw many babies with their mamas & swam next to them! We even saw 2 babies playing together. She is very informative throughout the tour & has a great love for the manatees & the bay they live in there. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We picked captain stacy because it was clear that she really cares about providing a quality service. As we were going to be driving around 4 hours round trip from the Orlando area to swim with the manatees we figured it was worth paying slightly more for a private trip on her small boat. It was clear from the beginning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Even though we were at the end of manatee season, it was a success. The captain knew where to find the manatees and made sure everyone had an opportunity to see them. Most importantly, he cared about the manatees.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Swiming with the Manatees has been on my bucket list for years and years. I finally decided to do something about it, and after reading numerous reviews on trip advisor, I decided to book with Manatees in Paradise. I was fortunate to secure 3 slots on different days with them...if I was going to visit with the Manatees I wanted... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On March 18th, my husband and I had the pleasure of going swimming with manatees on Crystal River with Captain Mike. I did extensive research before deciding on Manatees in Paradise. From everything that I had read, these were the people to go with to swim with manatees. I am happy to say that I did not make a bad... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

From my first email to Capts. Mike & Stacy to the moment when I shook Capt. Mike's hand at the end of our tour, this was in every way an exceptional experience. Capt. Mike & Capt. Stacy run a truly professional touring operation with prompt, clear communication and an unsurpassed respect for the manatees, the environment and their customers. I... More 

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went on a semi-private tour (6 people) with captain Stacy. The time was particular because a historic cold wave was about to hit Florida, and an amazing number of manatees were gathered in 3 sisters springs to avoid the cold waters of the gulf of Mexico. Because there were so many in the springs (more than 300 in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We lived in Florida years ago. But regrettably we never made it to Crystal River to see the Manatees. So with one daughter in college and my son in high school, I decided the next trip down I had to make it happen while we still could. I'll admit I wasn't sure the kids would go for it. But when... More 

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