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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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Ranked #17 of 36 Activities in Crystal River
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went on the manatee tour with Crystal River Water Sports today. What a fantastic experience! Captain Loupee was personable and very knowledgeable. We learned all about the manatees, their habitat and other animals that call Crystal River their home. We were delighted to see that Captain Loupee had captured our most memorable moments with the manatees on his GoPro... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a fanatastic day out this was. The staff were great & the captain of the boat (Sean) was first class. It didn't break the bank and we had an amazing time swimming with the Manatee. Simply a must if you fancy a day out from Mickey Mouse & his chums. It's a simple 95m ride out of town &... More

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Aalborg, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we went on this trip with captain Sam It was absolutely amazing. we were very lucky that there was many manatees that morning, so we got to see and swim with a lot. Captain Sam was great, and very fun to be on board with. He gave us a great tour with a lot of great info. The boat trip... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I took a manatee snorkelling tour with these guys on a Monday at the end of October 2014. I'd already done a couple of SCUBA dives with the same dive shop the day before. Saturday was all booked, so we ended up extending our stay at the Days Inn (on the same property) to accommdate longer in... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

One of the best adventures we have tried so far. The boat captain made sure we all came close enough to look into the eyes of these floating elephants. What a beautiful creature. Education and expertise in the manatee habitat taught us to look but don't touch. However the manatees can play with you all they want. They can bump... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Captain Sam lead our manatee tour and was very knowledgeable about every part of the coast we traveled along. When we set out we were not sure if we would come across any manatees since it was not in the season but after a short search we came across a handful of them. The natural springs that we also visited... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our room at the Plantation was very nice. While the hotel is not new, the rooms were nice, comfortable, roomy and clean. The pool area is lovely. The food in the restaurant was outstanding. And the manatee tour was the highlight of our stay. Kudos to Capt Ed!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I took the 7:30 am tour today and it was amazing! Captain Che was out tour guide and his knowledge of the area, the spring, the wildlife and of course the manatees was excellent! He works with scientists and marine biologists and had a vast amount of information. The trip out to the springs was gorgeous, so the 15-20 min... More

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Cumbria England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We booked the 11.30am tour which gave us time to drive the 2 hours from Kissimmee. Our captain really knew his stuff and located the manatees as soon as we arrived in the bay despite the limited number at this time of year. They were very obliging and the mother and pup stayed around for us to get up close.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very intimate and enjoyable experience! When I go back, I will choose this tour again. It's limited to a small crowd therefore a more personable and tailored tour.

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