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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
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swimming with manatees

We had a Groupon for this so it was a great deal. I read the mixed reviews but the price was great so we gave it a shot considering that when we called to book a month ago the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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St. Thomas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had a Groupon for this so it was a great deal. I read the mixed reviews but the price was great so we gave it a shot considering that when we called to book a month ago the owner explained that it is off season so we may not even see any manatees. We took the 7am tour with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't expect to see any manatees since we went off season. DJ worked hard to spot a couple for us and we had a great time swimming around one in Crystal clear water! Then went swimming some more at Three Sisters, absolutely beautiful and fun!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was ok. The woman behind the counter seemed annoyed and inconvenienced. It was a small shop which was ok. It only had one bathroom though. The captain though was very informative and wanted to make sure we really saw manatees.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The boat was very dirty and in poor condition. Masks and snorkels were onboard in a filthy gym bag, and no option of having a disposable mouthpiece was offered as at other types of diving businesses. Captain "Jolly" was inappropriate with his language and provocative subject matter from the minute we boarded. The only upside to this trip was that... More 

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Oriskany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My grandchildren, daughter, son in law and I went to swim (snorkel) with the manatees. What an adventure. We will do it again next year. Had a great time watching the gentle giants. Saw a family unit of Mom, Dad and baby....how exciting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Owner phoned me the evening after the trip and informed me he did not accept groupon on Sunday, so we needed to pay more money. He was very rude. The guide was great, but the boat was unsafe and in terrible condition. It's falling apart.

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Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good people and great locations to get your open water dive certification. Call ahead and get the online portion out of the way and then get ready for a couple days of training, skills and lots of in water time to learn the equipment and proper basics.

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Cedar Hill, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I also bought the tour through Groupon. The day I went the air temp was 34 degrees. Captain Joe assured my group that the water was much warmer and it would be an great day for snorkeling with manatees. The time and attention given to explaining the manatees likes and behavior was helpful but the true love and respect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked because if a groupon and after our experience are shocked by their low rating! Our captain was experienced and informative. The smaller craft allowed us to get into spots other groups didn't. We had 6 people in our boat. We each got to interact with a manatee and

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

An amazing and unforgettable day. Great people, very informative, flexible. Small groups. Easily could have fit all of the groups on one boat but gave everyone room to spread out on two. Dave and Dave were great. Main portion of the river was chilly, but back in the spring was very comfortable. (Early February). Lots of manatees on our ten... More 

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