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Manatees In Paradise - Private Tour

1223 N. Circle Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429
352-563-0865
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Ranked #1 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: No Walk-ins Accepted - Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -Greetings from Owner, Capt. Stacy Dunn. We are a private tour company owned and... more » Owner description: No Walk-ins Accepted - Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -Greetings from Owner, Capt. Stacy Dunn. We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains - Capts Stacy and Mike Dunn so you know who will greet you for your manatee adventure.We do one tour a day each so we can give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to relax and rest. During your 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. « less
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Singer Island, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Best tour guide! Capt Stacy was so informative and so knowledgable and protects the manatees. A real captain looks after the marine life and that's what she does. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the team to take you to see the manatees. My brother and his wife booked this for us, they did their research and they didn't get it wrong. It was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment of it and were sent photos of the experience afterwards. Well worth the drive and once you are there, Crystal River is a... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Booked a private tour for me, my wife & 12-yr. old daughter...Captain Stacy was awesome - showed us a great time. It was really nice to have the personal attention of someone as experienced as her! She certainly knew all the spots - we got to see a bunch of manatees while somehow avoiding the big crowds! We had some... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thank you Captain Mike, the Manatee swim and snorkel was the highlight of our June Florida trip, and an experience of a lifetime. Despite it being mid-june when the majority of the manatees are in the gulf, Capt Mike spotted several manatees, including one right next to some of the springs where the water was very clear. We were able... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had the best experience with Stacy. First of all, she only does one trip a day, because she wants to keep this her passion, not to become a job. And you can really see is her passion, she is very involved with the community and cares about this amazing animals. We just went in June, off season, so the... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on a semi-private (us two Brits and a separate party of 4 Germans) tour on May 3rd, 2014. Captain Mike, of Manatees in Paradise Tours (not to be confused with other Captain Mike Tours) met us and after a 10 minute, "Manatee Etiquette" video, in which we were advised on how to behave in their habitat and shown... More

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Carolina Beach, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic experience on a private tour for 4 with captain Stacy who is very knowledgeable and has the best interest of the animals in mind. This was an off season visit so we knew going into it that the chances of seeing manatees was low, but captain Stacy knew the right spots to go and we saw 3-4 manatees that... More

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Luxembourg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was probably one of the best moments of our entire vacation! Not only we got to swim with the manatees we were lucky enough to observe group dolphins up close. We took our 3 year old with us and even though he was unable to have a successful interaction (even after a couple of attempts) he's still talking about... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a wonderful excursion made even better by Captains Stacy and Mike! Despite visiting during the "off" season, the captains were adept at spotting majestic manatees for us to observe. They took tons of great pictures of our group which was perfect for when I got too distracted by a manatee wanting to play with me!! I've done multiple... More

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seacowgirl, Owner at Manatees In Paradise - Private Tour, responded to this review

Capt. Mike and I send out a big "THANK YOU" to all our past guests who took the time to write a review....we reached 500 and appreciate your kind remarks and for choosing Manatees In Paradise. Thank you ...thank you...thank you.... and we hope to see you all again in the near future. Capt. Stacy More

Amiens, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went there four years ago with my parents and brothers and I came back with a friend this year for a tour with Captain Stacy. It was really amazing, swimming with the manatees was great and we also saw dolphins and turtles. We observed manatees feeding and playing and some of them came by themselves to us to play,... More

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