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Crystal River Watersports Manatee Tours

Address: 2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: 352-795-7033
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Gainesville, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After waiting years to make this a reality, I was not disappointed. We suited up in wet suits, and loaded onto the boat, After a short but scenic trip down the Crystal River, we came upon Three Sisters Spring. The outflow a clear, gorgeous Aqua color.....and there they were. A pack of manatee. We slid into the water to scratch... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a great tour to see the manatees. The office was very accommodating with our tour and we very helpful in getting our gear for the tour. Captain Robert shared great information about the area and manatees as we cruised the river. He was great in the water pointing out manatees and answering questions. He also took a lot... More 

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Sweetgrass, Montana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our first morning trip wasn't very successful. By the time our boat got there, there were already a lot of snorkelers and kayakers, the water was a bit murky, and quite often you wouldn't see the manatees until they were right in front of you. The key is to move as little as possible- just float on the surface, kicking... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
88 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was our second time with this company and we had just as special a time as the first trip. If you book the Days Inn through Crystal River, you get a special price of $54/room/night. There is a Denney's attached to the Days Inn, which is 50 yards from the boats, so you should stay at the Days Inn... More 

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Troy, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There are far too many people to contend with. The tour is crowded, multiple boats filled with people, and then there are the other tour companies whose guests add to the congestion. The water was murky so it was difficult to see the manatees and with all the people bumping in to you and moving around, manatees were probably deterred... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had never snorkeled before and frankly do not enjoy swimming, I HAD A GREAT TIME! My husband and I have been a lot of places and swimming with Manatees is at the top of our list! We are planning our next year vacation to Crystal River already, next time we are bringing our kids and grandchildren. THANKS Crystal River... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I don't think we could have made a better choice in tour operators. Mike is awesome and provides a quality experience. Captain Robert was equally awesome and gave us some great information about the river, ecosystem, history, etc. (in addition to his knowledge of the manatee). Read all the reviews, mull over the weird 2-star ratings (excusing them immediately), and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We skipped this when we were here in June because there are less sightings much to our disappointment but it was well worth the 7 month wait! We had and amazing time and saw at least 8 together. Something I will definitely be doing again on my next trip to Florida. The staff were great and our tour guide was... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We chose this manatee tour based on Trip Advisor ratings and we were not disappointed. We purposely chose the coldest day of the year and went on the 7am tour to maximize our chances of seeing lots of manatees and we saw dozens. The adults sought us out for belly scratches and the babies consistently met us nose to nose.... More 

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Herning, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

An amazing experience. What a great amimal to be able to see in its wild habitat. To be able to see and touch manatees when they like on their terms. And what a great guide Robert, very informative, knowing so much about the manatees. My daughter, 7 years old, and i would do it again even though she was afraid😉.... More 

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