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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-795-5797
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Ranked #5 of 33 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee... more » Owner description: The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters. « less
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Oldsmar, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is unfair that when you rent a boat where there is low water, that you get OVERLY FINED, for small scratches on the propeller. After our trip they charged us $20.00 for each wing of the propeller! They made us pay an extra $60.00 saying that the scratches were damage! I understand a dent or possibly if it was... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Crossed another great experience off my bucket list with the Manatee Snorkel Tour at Plantation Inn Dive Shop /Adventure Center located at the The Plantation on Crystal River. I've wanted to take a tour like this for years but my interest was heightened this past summer when Citrus County tried their best to entice Jimmy Fallon to the area for... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We travelled up to Plantation Inn for the weekend and to experience the swimming with these incredible creatures who are so gentle but can be vast in size. The tour was very good and we were explained all the do's and don'ts what to expect and how to get close but not frighten them. You have to be quiet and... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

First.... Awesome! I was very impressed with the service at the marina and the pre trip setup of equipment. You can bring your own snorkel gear if you wish but the rental gear was fine and in good shape. Capt. Ed was very knowledgeable and worked hard to find manatees at a time of year when there really aren't a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The tour was awesome with Captain Ed! He was so knowledgable about the area and wildlife; he got us up close and personal with manatees even though there are not a ton of them here this time of the year. Captain Ed also took pictures and videos of our adventure!! It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thank you to captain ed! Our family enjoyed the tour, getting to see at least 8 manatees! the knowledge of the animals, land and history were excellent! So many memorable sights today. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and myself had a great tour! We saw only about 5 or 6 manatees but it was still great! We were up close with them! Then we Capt Ed took us over to three sister springs which was absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be visiting again!

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did one of the trips where you snorkel with the Manatee. I found the people at the Plantation Dive Shop to be very nice, informative and truly interested in the health and we'll being of the manatee. This was a truly fabulous experience. Be aware that Summer is off season for the manatee. We only saw nine. During the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were a bit late yet still managed to have a great time. Thank you for making the kids at ease. My 9 year old girl started session crying and ended smiling and swimming confidently alone at end of morning session. Though not many manatee to see, the whole experience was 'awesome'. Will aim to return as family in winter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went with Ed in the morning looking for and finding manatees while out of season. His knowledge of the animals behaviour and care was obvious. We then went with Ross diving the Rainbow River in the afternoon. Again an awesome experience with friendly helpful staff They combined their photos and gopro videos onto one with no stock images just... More

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