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Three Sisters Springs

Address: Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Anderson, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a well-known spot for manatee viewing but at times with all of the tour boats it can get crowded and can be stressful for the manatees. I do love it and kayaked into the area from Hunter's Creek public landing and it is an easy paddle. Even on Christmas Eve there were a lot of people there ...... More 

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Dublin, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

it was all good - free. they asked for donations. very pretty. learned a lot about manatees. peaceful

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It was really interesting to see all the Manatees! I highly recommend! (I learned that because of the motors on boats, it scratches the manatees' backs and leaves scars!!!!!)

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sussex
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32 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by our hotel. It was easy to find, and we enjoyed the company of the volunteer rangers along the boardwalks, who were very knowledgeable. There were plenty of manatees to see, but there were a lot of snorkellers and kayakers and we would support the decision to restrict numbers. It is vital these gorgeous... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We came to Three Sisters Spring on our kayaks from Hunter's Spring Park, a short paddle. We had a great experience with manatees just minutes before arriving and were a bit taken aback to see tour boats and snorkelers all over the Three Sister's Springs area. The volunteer paddler stationed there engaged us after a while and she was friendly... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A must see when in the area. The tour guides are volunteers and they are great at answering questions. Enjoyed seeing manatees up close. They are gentle giants. No charge for the walk but there is a $5 charge for the shuttle ride from the office to the boardwalk. (a 10 minute ride)There is a gift/souvenir shop. Staff was awesome... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My daughter was down for the holidays, and last Sunday she, my wife and I visited the springs. Having swum and kayaked with the manatees elsewhere, I wasn't too impressed with just looking at them and the springs from a partial perimeter boardwalk. The same was true for my daughter, who is quite athletic and a hands-on person. However, this... More 

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Munich, Germany
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117 reviews 117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Highly dissapointed after all the positive reviews. We were there on a rather warm day after Christmas. Thank goodness, we did only the boardwalk tour. There was a bus transfer to the overcrowded 2 and 6 minute boardwalks. The spring is small but beautiful, but it was a sad sad sight to see (most of the time from the second... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Boardwalk at Three Sisters Springs was easy to walk on, not to long and has many great viewing areas to observe and get some great natural photos of the Manatee and the natural beauty of the Spring. We were just mesmerized by the amount of Manatee present. Guess we just got lucky since you can't predict nature.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a cold weather place- you go only to see the manatees- that is the attraction. Newly built boardwalk follows the different swimming hole areas around the natural springs and when it is cold, the manatees gather in here like a Daytona hotel during spring break. Downside is the $6 per person admission and you can only get in... More 

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