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Manatee Fun

Address: P.O. box 1226, Crystal River, FL
Phone Number: +1 352-601-6576
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Ranked #2 of 39 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Manatee Fun is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a...
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Owner description: Manatee Fun is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a private owned company who will put your fun experiences first. We offer A Big Fun Manatee Tour on an enclosed house style boat. Snorkel and Swim with manatee in the clear waters of Crystal River, Fl. Then relax in cabin which is warmer and more comfortable than an open pontoon or a curtain sided boat, it's amazing what just closing the windows and doors will do. You will still get cold but, you won't freeze. We also use 5mm wet-suits for added comfort (most kid sizes are 3mm) This is a true private manatee tour with just you and your family. We invite you to take the premium tour and spend the day. We make this an experience of a lifetime. Call or email for a prompt response, We have the coolest boat on the bay! Captain Broderick your "Manatee Fun Tour Guide" If you are using a mobile device visit us at manateesnorkelandswimtours

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Swim with Manatees is a life experience: they are really friendly and checking out all parts of your body. You can get a little nervous, but just stay still, you are going to be fine. Captain explains to us that the Manatees are fully aware of where you are, and they won't attack, so that helps me to relax in... More 

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Broderick J, Owner at Manatee Fun, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and honest opinions about our business. We try to inform all guest about the enjoyment and uniqueness of swimming with the manatee. It can be overwhelming at times especially when one "presses up against you". Most guest would give anything to have such an interaction, I have never before had my stars reduced because of... More 

Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

How many tour guides would let you turn up a day late for the prepaid tour? Somehow, with the jet lag or whatever, I mistakenly thought we had booked for the saturday, whereas I had booked (and paid for) the Friday. Not having our mobile phones switched on, Capt B hadn't been able to contact us when we failed to... More 

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Broderick J, Owner at Manatee Fun, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, I'm glad i was able to accommodate your schedule changes. I must admit private tours are the way to go..... :) Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

While in the Orlando area we drove up Crystal River to go out with Captain Broderick at the beginning of our vacation. I had been wanting to snorkel with a manatee for years and finally had the chance. It was well worth the drive. Capt Broderick was funny and charming and very intent on making sure we had a wonderful... More 

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Broderick J, Owner at Manatee Fun, responded to this review

Hey third times a charm, next time lets try to go for three (lol) really enjoyed your family and being from Indiana didn't hurt either even without the Pizza King pizza (smile) More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We loved our private tour with Captain Broderick. We arrived a bit early so Capt. Broderick took us over to the springs earlier than scheduled. We not only beat the other manatee tours but my husband and I got the entire manatee lagoon to ourselves and one on one time with the manatees. The entire morning was magical. Captain Broderick... More 

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Broderick J, Owner at Manatee Fun, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am so glad you found your trip enjoyable and the boat comfortable and inviting, although we can't make it living-room standard we try hard to make it somewhat comfortable. I still can't believe so many will come here in the the dead of winter and get in the cold frigid waters to swim with... More 

Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon with Captain Broderick. He made sure we were comfortable and laughing the whole trip. The boat was warm and cozy after getting out of the water, and having a place to change into dry clothes right away was awesome, especially for my 10 year old son who was shivering! And he did a great job... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm a man of few words..so here we go, first impression really lasts..he is so accommodating & an entertainer. Always felt safe & fun. Even though the weather was not on our side,he made sure that we were having a good time & indeed it was! Will be looking forward to the next trip with you Captain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Captain Broderick of Manatee Fun took us on a fun and exciting manatee encounter. My wife, three kids and I couldn't have asked for a better morning with the manatees. Captain Broderick's enclosed boat gave us a warm, sheltered boat ride while we checked for the best location to swim with the gentle creatures. He was very friendly, entertaining and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a great trip with Capt Steve standing in for Capt Broderick (get well soon).Took a while to find them but when we did it was fantastic probably high point of trip & we've been & done lots in last 10 days.My 8 yr old girl got a bit freaked out over size of manatees so Steve looked after her... More 

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Lynge, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our first time swimming with manatees. Cpt. Broderick was ill and was replaced by cpt. Steve. He did a great job and the tour was outstanding. Even though this was off season he knew where to find the manatees. The first ones where in unclear water but it was still great to see and touch these huge animals.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

What a wonderful experience! Having family in Largo, FL there is not a lot that we have not done here. Each year when we come we try to repeat adventures we really enjoy but we also look for something new to add to our list. I have wanted to swim with manatees for many years, but for one reason or... More 

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