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Three Sisters Springs

Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Ranked #6 of 30 activities in Crystal River
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Boca Raton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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
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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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21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Miami, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

We went twice. We rode our bikes in the first time then came back with the kayak to swim with the Manatees. It is amazing! Hundreds of Manatees! They have done a great job protecting this area. Thanks to the Park Service, FWC, and the volunteers!

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

A truly special place! The spring and the manatees are amazing! Today there were more manatees here than we've ever seen before! It is so sad to see that most have scars from being struck by boats - boaters please slow down!!! These gentle giants need our protection! They come to Three Sisters Spring to recover from the cold and... More

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