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Crystal River Watersports Manatee Tours

2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
352-795-7033
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Ranked #13 of 30 activities in Crystal River
Type: Boat Tours
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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Spent lots of time with a baby manatee. Captain Larry was great. Remember to bring a towel and dry clothes to change into.

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Marshall, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Called a week ahead to make a reservation. We questioned what the pontoon was like that we would be riding on. We were told that the seats had cushions and that there was a porta pot on board. Our pontoon had metal benches to sit on and there was no porta pot. I questioned our Captain and he said this... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

47 Degrees today when we started out made for a cooolllllllddddddd ride out to the Manatees. However, since the water temp is a constant 72, it felt positively BALMY to swim in! The wetsuits also kept me very comfortable as I'm a tad "fluffy" but watch out for the kids or skinny ppl in your group. My 17-YO son who... More

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Tampa, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I went with friends on the afternoon tour, and even though the time of year to see manatees is coming to an end, we saw many! We even had the opportunity to interact with them. It was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience that I will be talking about for years to come. Captain Larry was wonderful; he is... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What an amazing birthday trip! Went March 1st on the 7 am tour with two other couples and Cpt. Jim. We were blessed with perfect weather - 40s early in the morning (best time to go) and there were an abundance of manatees. Cpt. Jim took us to King's Bay versus Three Sister's Spring that morning, which despite the murky... More

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Esko, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Captain Larry did an amazing job. Our family had the most amazing time. We went early in the morning and the weather was cooler which is the best time The manatees were very active

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a late review ... we went last April after the peak manatee season was over. We were very fortunate to go with Crystal River Watersports (a.k.a. Florida Manatee Tours?) and our guide found an entire manatee pod. They were very friendly and kept bumping me. We then went to a warm springs and had a lone manatee swim... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

When I decided I wanted to learn more about manatees, I considered going to watch them at the Tampa Electric Company area. Then I discovered that you can actually get into the water and swim/interact with them. I researched a number of companies that offer tours and settled on Crystal River Watersports. My flight was cancelled twice because of snow... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Looked into a number of tour operators to do a trip to snorkel with the manatees at Crystal River. 2 of them had tours that started before 7am in the morning - the earlier you go, the better, as manatees are most active in the early morning. But both of those took larger groups. I chose to go with Florida... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Kudos to Capt Sean or Shaun for a great trip! This trip should be on everyone's bucket list! We will return for the Scallop trip in the summer! Everyone was very helpful and accommodating. Drove 4 hours from West Palm and spent the night. Great food in the area and Holiday Inn express was excellent! The colder the better to... More

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