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Three Sisters Springs

Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Ranked #9 of 33 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Rented a kayak for 2 hours and went on this amazing journey!!!!The pictures you see of Three Sisters will not do it justice what a truly beautiful place I did not see any manatees but I know the season starts in October I will be back for sure!!!!!You can swim,kayak,snorkel and swimming out of this world

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed in a house on a canal about a 20 minute kayak paddle away. .. it was a beautiful ride through the bay.. the area is amazing... when we arrived at the springs, we were amazed at the beauty and tranquility of the springs... the water was so clear... The manatees we saw on the way to the springs... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The water maintains a 72 degree temp, which is just a wee cold for me, but the kids jumped in and snorkeled like pros! Had a beautifully relaxing float in the boat!

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New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just came back from a kayaking trip to see the manatees and it was fantastic! We were worried that the manatees would be few or none at all but we saw plenty. On our paddle to the springs we were passing individuals as they made their way back and forth. And at the springs there were at least a dozen... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I went to three sister spring with my dive shop to swim with Manatee. We went there after lunch, and there were not so many manatees swimming by. You should better go there very early in the morning while manatees are more active. But even though you didn't go there on a better time, just be patient and you will... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited in early March just as the days were warming up. First day we kayaked in but most manatees had left the area. (Low tide) Next day went back (early morning it was high tide and colder) and 3 were in the springs proper. Going when the weather is cool and at high tide is preferable. However the fish watching... More

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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The state recently built a new park around Three Sisters, but the access is limited to special occasions when they open the park for a day or two. The only other way to get to this site is if you have a kayak or boat; or take one of the local tour boats. The spring is only accessible by water... More

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Oslo, Norway
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10 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Crystal clear, calm waters, surprisingly warm on a cold day in early march. Plenty of manatees resting, some fish action and the springs are also fascinating. Magical! Yes, there were other people here, but what do you expect of a natural wonder like this, especially when it is so accessible and so close to the big crowds on the gulf... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

While this area is the best area for viewing the manatees, it is overcrowded with tour boats and snorkelers. We have paddled this area many times finding it overcrowded more times than not. That said, it is worth the trip to see the manatees up close. They will swim underneath your boat (almost touching). I would rate the trip higher... More

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Cochran, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We spent most of our time swimming with the Manatees in Three Sisters Springs and what a joy we had with them, watching and observing. It's a great place to enjoy the clear springs even if there are no manatees to observe.

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