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Manatee Fun

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Address: P.O. box 1226, Crystal River, FL
Phone Number: +1 352-601-6576
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Description: Manatee Fun is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with manatee in...
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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Do not miss this opportunity!!!

My fiancé and I went with Captain Broderick today and he was nothing short of fantastic. We were out early and saw a lot of manatees, even though there were "not as many" and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I went with Captain Broderick today and he was nothing short of fantastic. We were out early and saw a lot of manatees, even though there were "not as many" and the last few weeks. Captain Broderick is friendly, provides great advice and takes you to additional spots where you are away from the masses. Private tours... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When I booked this tour, my kids were apprehensive about going. The fact that it was private and Captain Broderick interacted with them immediately, made them feel comfortable and they really enjoyed themselves! My son saw the other tour boats and was extremely happy we booked a private tour and not one with lots of other people. In addition, I... More 

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Umatilla, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Captain Broderick gave us the most awesome tour of all the manatee hot spots. He was very informative, funny and I could tell he truly loves these animals. Encouraged us to swim with them and once we got out of the water had a jug of nice warm water to warm us up while still in our wet suits. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This tour was incredible from booking to doing. We arrived at the dock about 20 minutes early and checked in with Captain Broderick. He greeted us warmly and said if we hustle we can get out before a larger tour group. We did and we had the 5 Manatees to ourselves for an hour. We were respectful of the manatees... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Captain Broderick gives a perfect tour tailored to your requirements. He even messaged me to let me know his earlier tour finished early and invited us to start ours early if it suited us. He had built an insulated platform on his pontoon, so we could see very clearly outside through glass windows (not plastic sheeting like most of the... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This tour simply could not have been better. We booked tours on two consecutive days, one 7a.m. and one 11a.m. Captain Broderick gave a short "do's and don'ts" talk, and showed a video that stressed how to interact with, and protect, the manatees. We started at Three Sisters, saw a lot of manatees outside the spring, but there were only... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Captain Broderick! This is THE excursion to take in the Tampa (Crystal River) area. Not to sound like a TripAdvisor review, but this was way cool and the Capt was very warm, entertaining, and funny. The name says it all, "Manatee Fun Private Tours". Manatee - As entertaining as the Captain is, he is not the reason you... More 

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

12 different tour companies - how do I decide? I felt the same way. Finally decided on Captain Broderick because of the words Private Tour and Heated Cabin. It was $5/pp more than my hotel tour - I splurged. Great decision. I will list the reasons why. But like others, I will say that by 7:20'ish (on 2/13 - coldest... More 

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Hastings, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This has to be one of my favorite experiences of my life so far. My husband and I booked a private tour with Captain Steve who took excellent care of us. We started outside the entrance to Three Sisters Springs which was closed at first so we just floated in the river near the entrance and saw several manatees there.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was a cold day and we had our misgivings about going out. Captain Broderick took us in tow and made our experience memorable. We don't remember being cold at all. One of our party had to go in the water without a wet suit and he did OK. He was a great attractor to the manatees which were plentiful.... More 

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