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Manatees In Paradise - Private Tour

1223 N. Circle Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865
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Ranked #1 of 36 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: ***********NOTICE TO TOURIST: We will be closed June, July, August and September 2015. Do to the few manatees in our bay during the Summer months and the number of tour companies, we feel we can no longer give a "quality" tour.******* 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 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.
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Edinburgh
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Captain Stacy is extremely knowledgeable about the Manatees and provided us with a wonderful afternoon out on the water. We had a private tour and having seen the other boats out on the water I am so pleased we choose to do it this way. The personal service was fantastic, and the video and pictures afterwards was great. The Manatees... More

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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My friends and I enjoyed a trip to see and swim with a family of Manatees. I must give positive comments to Capt Gene, as he knew where to go for us to see up close and swim with Manatees. My favorite part was listening and having Capt Gene first search using a camera on helicopter ensuring we had more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We went on a private tour with Capt. Stacey yesterday and it was worth every penny! Capt. Stacey was very knowledgeable about the manatees and the area, and gave us lots of interesting information. She obviously cares a lot about the manatees and I think this made a real difference to the experience we had. We were lucky to see... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Captain Stacy takes very good care of the manatees and we felt equally cared for! Swimming with the manatees under Stacy's watchful eye was the highlight of our Florida trip.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Capt Mike was wonderful for our group - this was our 4th manatee experience over the last 2 years and he didn't disappoint! Highly recommend - we will be back again in February and have already booked our next trip with Capt Mike

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Having read the reviews for this experience we had high expectations - and were not disappointed. There were 6 on our tour: myself, my wife, her parents and a couple from France, which made everything very personal. After a short safety / rules and regulations video you head out to your guides Manatee 'hot spots' to check to see if... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My sister and I recently spent some time touring Florida, seeing all the main attractions, and can honestly say this was the highlight of our trip! Neither of us are particularly strong swimmers and had never tried snorkelling before but with Captain Stacy's guidance and patience (and the onboard floats!) we were soon confident enough to swim with these amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What can be said about Manatees in Paradise that hasn't already been said many, many times over?! This is what all trips should be like... Captain Mike and Captain Stacy's enthusiasm and passion for these wonderful creatures is contagious, and their commitment to their survival and protection is what makes their tour so special. We went out with Mike back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stacy was recommended to me by our local Manatee Network here in Mobile, Al. I volunteer with this group and have always wanted this experience. Stacy was extremely helpful from the very first contact. My husband and I booked a private tour and there is one word to sum it all up........AMAZING!!! She knows her business and is courteous, professional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Thankyou very much to capt. Mike and stacy. Went on mikes tour. Had the most brilliant experience! Especially having my long hug off the manatee! Best day of the holiday. Thankyou very much again Take care, Shannon and Anthony (November 4th 2014)

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