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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-795-5797
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Description: The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...
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.
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Amazing day trip

My family and I have just spent an amazing day at crystal river swimming with and watching the manatees. We booked the trip online and booked it through the plantation dive shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 kids (age 15, 13 and 7) to snorkel with the manatees. We were greeted by name as we walked into the dive shop and registered quickly. They quickly fixed us up with some wetsuits and showed the manatee to do and not to do video. On the boat we were given a safety brief and those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My family and I have just spent an amazing day at crystal river swimming with and watching the manatees. We booked the trip online and booked it through the plantation dive shop. On arrival we were introduced to our captain Ross for the day who proved to be one of the highlights of the day! He was so informative about... More 

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FL, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We rented a pontoon during the week for a discount 9-4 for $150, a special deal if you mention their website. All pontoon rentals are restricted to King's Bay, which was fine with us. We explored Three Sisters Spring, King's spring, Hunter's Spring Park and lunch at Cracker's and had a great day on the water. Boat was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Capt. Ross was great and we were able to swim with several manatees during the off season. We really enjoyed the snorkeling Three Sisters! Can't wait to come back. Several other guides with other companies would just drop their patrons off in the water, while Capt. Ross was very interactive and helpful in the water. We traveled with a 4... More 

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chattanooga, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a great time! The staff was friendly from beginning to end. We were able to see three different manatees on our tour. I was extremely happy considering they may it be here this time of year. Ross was very knowledgeable and kind. So glad we used this group. Thank you for a good time!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I would not rent kayaks here. Hopefully they buy new ones soon. The plastic seat in mine was ripped up and kept digging into my thigh the whole time. My husbands was starting to go also. They knew this when they rented it to m as I informed them so not to be charged. The management did not care that... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took a manatee tour with Ed, and we were not disappointed. He was very informative, found the manatees quickly, (we were there in the off season), had a lot of neat stories about the area, and had a great disposition in general!! One of the ladies on our group had a medical emergency early on during our dive, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everyone at the dive shop was very friendly and helpful. Our boat rental was ready to go when we got there. They even talked us out of renting wetsuits from them, telling us it was warm enough and we did not need them. Nice shower/restroom facility for after your Crystal River adventure. Three Sisters springs was the highlight of the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stayed at Plantation on Crystal River with my family (total of 11). We had looked into many different companies offering manatee tours. We are so glad we chose this tour with Plantation Inn Dive shop. Captain Ed was an incredible guide, easy-going, knowledgeable and friendly. Our kids really enjoyed the tour and it will be one we will all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I took my mother on a manatee tour with Captain Jeff for her 85th birthday. It was her first time using a mask, snorkel, and wet suit. It was so nice of the dive shop to let us use the masks and snorkels to practice in the hotel pool the day before our tour. We had a great boat ride... More 

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-795-5797
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River

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