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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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Well-oiled machine

We did all the touristy stuff: Manatee snorkeling tour, half-day fishing, and rented a jonboat. The guides and the guys running the shop were efficient, friendly, knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Annapoli
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Annapoli
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did all the touristy stuff: Manatee snorkeling tour, half-day fishing, and rented a jonboat. The guides and the guys running the shop were efficient, friendly, knowledgeable, etc. Snorkeling equipment wasn't junk, like you might expect. Prices were on par with similar attractions. All-in-all, they were a good value. The fishing was decent (I think we could have mixed it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend decided we wanted to do something different but fun. Captain Jeff was amazing. He definitely enjoys his job and showed us why. He made sure we got to see and swim with the manatees. It was a fun experience to do. Highly recommend going here than anywhere else!!

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Miles City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited Florida and one of the main things we wanted to do was be in the water with the manatees. I researched and decided to go with the Plantation Dive Shop. We had the very fortunate experience of getting to be on Captain Jeff's boat. He was patient and fun, making sure EVERYONE got to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our group went on this tour with Capt. Jeff and had a wonderful experience. Capt.Jeff assured us we would see manatees and he delivered.it was more than I expected and I highly recommend to anyone.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We booked on to a tour at the adventure center and stayed at the adjoining Plantation Inn hotel the night before. We met up at the shop very early on the morning of 1st May and our group was taken out by captain Ed. Within minutes of going out on the boat we were observing a manatee from the deck.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I made my first dive on king springs in 1978. They have always been professional. I have also rented multiple types of boats. Great place

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our group had a blast looking for manatees with Captain Jeff as our guide. He found a few out in King's Bay, but the visibility was poor so he took us over to the three sisters springs (a must see!!) and we were lucky enough to see a manatee in the springs, which is apparently very rare after march! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The price for being on the water in a big boat with a real captain is very reasonable. You'll get history, science, local movie star spots, and the crystal clear water itself. You can rent your own skiff here but in the big boat you are taken to the attractions without fuss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Even though we had a late start to find manatees at around 12pm we still ended up finding manatees at three sisters spring in the middle of May! Captain Jeff is an experienced guide and was very polite on our trip. Highly recommended manatee tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When the dive shop tells you to meet in the deep darkness of the morning, do you scratch your head and say, what the heck are we going to see at that hour? Funny, that yes, it does take time to get 12 people outfitted in their "Michelin Man" 5 mil wetsuits - loaded on the correct boat, and then... More 

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