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Manatees In Paradise

1223 N. Circle Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865
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Ranked #1 of 39 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: No Walk-ins Accepted - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water...
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Owner description: 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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Pfullendorf, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is definetly a "things to do before I die" thing. Words cant describe how wonderful this real nature experience is. To get in touch and actually swim with wild animals in their habitat is just a gift that we are still able to get. Thank you Mike for these wonderful hours which I will always have in my mind.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Our trip was arranged over the internet with Stacy who was very helpful. We stayed at The Plantation hotel the night before and met Stacy promptly at 8 A.M in the dive shop where we watched an information film about how to behave around Manatees and then we were onto the boat and into our wetsuits . The good thing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The tour was fantastic, educational and fun. The gentleman stayed with the kids and kept them safe and entertained. They also included free pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Captain Mike is the type of person you want showing you the manatees. You get a great experience but he also cares about preserving their habitat and ensuring their survival. Those are the types of tour operators you want. Plus the manatees were plenty and great!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Dec 12, 2014 We had a privet tour with Captian Stacy, my wife Jayne, my brother Rick and his wife Nancy. I'm so glad we booked with Captain Stacy. She is extremely knowledgeable of the manatees, the environment and the local surroundings. So this was not just a tour to go swimming with these gental Giants but a full education... More 

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nyc2hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My family & I took a trip with Captain Stacy on November 22, 2014 and it was everything we anticipated and more! This was a bucket-list experience and we are so glad we went with someone who truly cares about the well-being of the manatees and was also so knowledgable about them and their habitat. We felt lucky to spend... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Everything about this experience was made simple and easy by Captain Stacy. From the planning to the execution Stacy was simply the best! We chose Manatees in Paradise through Trip advisor and were not disappointed in any way. We arrived at the easy to find location and were greeted by Captain Stacy. After a short video on Manatee manners, we... More 

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Burlington, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Capt Stacy took me and a couple out for a tour with the manatees - it was great. She truly cares about the people touring and the manatees. Her tours launch very close to where the manatees are so the trip from the dock to the manatee area was very short. We spent a few hours swimming with them and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wow! What an amazing experience!! I researched for months the best place to take my 11 year old step daughter to swim with the manatees and I made the absolute best choice! Captain Stacy is amazing! She is knowledgeable, patient and really cares about these animals as opposed to some of the other captains we saw just trying to make... More 

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Jonestown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm so thankful to friends who told me about Captains Stacy and Mike! Seeing manatees has been on my bucket list for many years so I talked my best friend into coming with me. She is not very comfortable in the water and did not know much about manatees but Capt. Stacy made her feel very comfortable and she quickly... More 

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