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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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Amazing manatee experience!!!

Captain Broderick is the way to go!!!! I am so happy we chose to go with his private tour...well worth the money(and still cheaper than most other tours). He made the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
WendyW18
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Conover, North Carolina
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Conover, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Captain Broderick is the way to go!!!! I am so happy we chose to go with his private tour...well worth the money(and still cheaper than most other tours). He made the entire experience fun and exciting, as well as a learning experience. We loved his manatee song, as well as his own personal poetry that he had written. We lucked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The private tour was the way to go! Given it was the end of the manatee season, we were preparing ourselves that we wouldn't see any. But, we were able to swim with them twice. The first time was with other tour groups around, but then we took off to see if we could find others. We came across a... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Captain Broderick was so patient with our group. We are so thankful that we chose his tour over any others after being out on the water and seeing how some other Capt's interacted with their groups. All 3 of us were skittish, unsure and a bit scared. It took quite a bit of coaxing from our Captain. He was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had such an amazing time with Capt.Broderick! He is very entertaining and really made sure to give us the best experience. I have two children ages 11 and 8 he was so wonderful to them and made them laugh with his singing.. especially his manatee song! It was definitely our highlight of our whole vacation!!

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

An affordable option for a much more private and personalized tour than most of the others. Captain Broderick has a sparkling personality as well as being very knowledgeable. He works hard to make sure his customers are satisfied.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were on a tour with birds underwater which was perfect We ran into this operator in a cove and was extremely impressed how the two captains worked together for the benefit of all evolved

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had such a great time with Captain Broderick on Monday. The boat was warm and comfortable - especially appreciated by my girls as we got out of the water. The private tour was awesome! I am so glad we went that route instead of booking with the larger tour companies. Captain Broderick navigated the waters so we would have... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a great tour! Warm enclosed boat! Private tour with just you and the captain. The captain is fun and makes the tour interesting. He makes sure you have fun and get to see and swim with manatee. Definitely book this tour!

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Georgetown, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this experience! Captain Broderick is awesome and made our trip to swim with the manatees special and fun. He was waiting for us when we pulled into the parking lot at 6:30 - he told us to get there early so we could beat the crowds and he was spot on. We hopped... More 

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We would like to have a special Thank to the Captain Broderick. He is the #1 captain you should book. He is funny, you become a real guest when you are with him. He tries to do everything he can to make you enjoy your tour. The dive with the manatee is awesome. He provides you kayaks, food, hot water... More 

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