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Crystal River Watersports Manatee Tours

2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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Ranked #18 of 33 Activities in Crystal River
Type: Boat Tours
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Raleigh, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We booked a morning trip where we could probably see more manatees. Unfortunately only 5 or 6 of them turned up however our guide went around all the areas. We got into the water where the animals were but alsoother tours were "hunting" for them. The water got easily stirred up and then we couldn't see anything. Just the tail... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

To be eye in eye with a huge manatee is quite an experience. The place is just behind the days inn in crystal river. So one can easily change in the hotel room. A shower after the tour is great especially when the temperature was 32 F!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ok so let me say this we understand that people need to make money year round. BUT my husband and I ask many times on the phone we would get to swim with manatees? And were told yes, just sometimes at this time of the year (July) there are only 50 plus in the small Kings Bay Area instead of... More

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Amanda, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Equipment was in good condition, nice older boat, cute dock, and liked the parking lot signs. They need a larger sign out on main road that says their building is behind the hotel on a different road. Only other comment is I'd think they would listen to the weather radar to keep up with the conditions.

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England, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

always wanted to do this and it was worth the wait cold morning in the early hours but the best time to see these great gentle creatures in the water and what an experience must have been about 15 mins with this great manatee letting us be beside them and being able to rub its back and then for it... More

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