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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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Germantown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Stacy made the Manatee tour come alive with her knowledge of the Manatees and her involvement with search and rescue. We actually got rained out but finally the lighting and thunder stopped so we could at least take the boat out. Stacy knew where to locate the Manatees and sure enough she found a mother and baby which was so... More

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My two teen daughters and I were absolutely delighted by our experience with Capt. Stacy and her tours. We consider ourselves fervent environmentalists, and Capt. Stacy is hands down the best tour guide in teaching respect and care for the manatees -- with the manatees coming first, not the tourists. We went during the "off season" for manatees -- in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I knew I wanted a manatee experience but didn't know that I was going to get an experience better than I expected. This is a small group of not more than 5 guests led by Mike and Stacy. Stacy guided us from a kayak searching out locations for manatee viewing. We had been warned that sightings at this time of... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a brilliant tour which was the highlight of the holiday for my whole family. It is very clear that Capt Stacy cares deeply about manatees, much more so than the other tours we saw out there. Although it was the off season and we were warned about the possibility of not seeing manatees we got two chances to... More

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our family had an outstanding day with Mike! We saw two females with young and a group of 5 males pursuing a female. We were able to float above as the males passed below! Amazing!!! Mike knows where to go and photographed our interaction. Crystal River is a must do, but do it with Manatees in Paradise.

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Singer Island, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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