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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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Captain Ross was awesome!! And so was the tour lost of manatees.

Captain Ross was an extremely experienced guide. His knowledge of the area and animals was extensive. The dive shop and all the captain's were great. They were very friendly. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Captain Ross was an extremely experienced guide. His knowledge of the area and animals was extensive. The dive shop and all the captain's were great. They were very friendly. The tour was amazing with clear waters and lots of beautiful manatees. We swam with at least 5 manatees and seen many more. And at the end on the way back... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing time on this snorkel trip. We stayed at the Plantation Resort for the convenience of the snorkel tour. We had an excellent overall experience. Captain Ed was awesome and made sure everyone had the best experience possible. The video moments he captured are fabulous! I have already recommended the resort and marina to several people that... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a wonderful experience with Captain Ross, two days running - thanks so much! Under his guidance it always felt as if we were being respectful of the manatees and their environment while having such fun getting up close. We appreciated his warmth and skill, and he really took care of my daughters (13 and 10), making sure they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We did the tour with Captain Ross and he was great! He spoke very clearly about the rules and told us stories while we scouted the wildlife. Since we're in the warmer months we only got to see a few manatees but he made sure everyone got to see and spend time with them in the water before we moved... More 

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Millville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were there the last week of March and were not sure if we would the chance to see anything. Captian Ed was knew what he was doing 100% and was wonderful through out the entire trip. He made sure that everyone on our tour had a chance to experience the manatees up close. He was amazing with my younger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Captain Ed was our tour guide. I highly recommend him. He gave us information about the bay and manatees. He found us manatees. we got to swim and interact with them. I recommend this place for anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I finally got to do this today. It was soo much fun! Ed was my captain and I completely recommend him! He made it so much more fun too. I got a manatee hug! It's something everyone should do at least once. Also, once you get back you get a video of your experience which I thought was really cool.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I blindly signed my family up for this experience not really knowing what to expect. We had a wonderful time and even though there were not many manatees around, Captain Jeff made sure we found some and swam with them. He also made sure we were able to do some snorkeling in beautiful waters. The biggest plus to my trip... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Captain Ed Menster made our trip so enjoyable. He is so knowledgeable about the manatees and the bay and springs. He found manatees and babies in spite of the weather being warm, he went in the water with us, took photos and videos. He made the trip worth ever cent. We plan to hire him privately for scallop trip. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Captain Ed Menster was the best. If I did not know better I would swear he was a manatee in a former life. To Captain Ed these creatures are sacred and he showed them the utmost respect and caring. Not only knowledgeable but also a great guy is Capt Ed. Thank you Cap for memories that will last a lifetime.

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