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Address: 1 SW 1st PL, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-601-6576
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Description: Manatee Fun Private Tours is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with...
Manatee Fun Private Tours 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 Crystal River, Fl. Then relax in an enclosed cabin which is warmer and more comfortable than an open pontoon or a curtain sided boat, you will still get a bit chilly 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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My son and I went in mid-May and while we were told up front that there weren't as many manatee around in the summer, we found some after only five minutes or so from getting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My son and I went in mid-May and while we were told up front that there weren't as many manatee around in the summer, we found some after only five minutes or so from getting started. I enjoyed the fact that it was just us and the captain, it certainly makes it a more personable experience. Captain Broderick was fun,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was an amazing experience!!!! Going with a private tour is the way to go! We had so much one on one time, compared to when you are with a large group. Our Captain found the perfect spots with these beautiful creatures, the larger groups followed us. Every spot we were at the larger groups followed. Our Captain educated us... More 

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Ferryville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went on this tour late in the season, the end of April. Capt. Broderick was very up front in telling us before booking that this is not a easy time to have manatee encounters. Within 15 minutes of getting suited up we were in the water having an unbelievable encounter with a mom and her baby. Capt. Broderick answered... More 

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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went out with the Captain on the second trip of the day with high hopes. After some searching in a couple different areas the Captain put us on a group of three manatees and we had a wonderful time with the animals. We must have been in the water with them for almost two hours. You can't go wrong... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Captain Broderick is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, entertaining and he didn't stop until he found us some manatees! One of my bucket list items was to swim with manatees and he found us a pair of mamas and babies. Definitely not a day I'll ever forget!

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Conover, North Carolina
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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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Minneapolis
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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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