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Bird's Underwater

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Address: 320 N.W. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: +1 352-563-2763
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: This company offers snorkeling tours with manatees, as well as other...
This company offers snorkeling tours with manatees, as well as other diving tours and seasonal (July - Sept) scalloping tours. They are a full service dive shop located on King's Bay and also offer kayak rentals on the bay.
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Loved the experience. Family friendly. Seeing the manatees close-up was amazing. Captain Mike was awesome. He explained everything and treated us like it was a private tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the experience. Family friendly. Seeing the manatees close-up was amazing. Captain Mike was awesome. He explained everything and treated us like it was a private tour. Friendly staff altogether. Definitely would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter and I went on the Birds Under Water boat tour and it was an amazing experience. Jeff was incredibly knowledgable about the springs, Crystal River's ecosystem and manatees. We learned a great deal. It was such a wonderful experience, My teenaged daughter did not want to leave the three sisters springs area. So clear and beautiful. We... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Booked this online the day before as we were unsure due to the distance we had to travel to Crystal River and the cost as we were on a budget! We are so so glad we went for it. Birds Underwater is a great company and our captain, Steve, was really knowledgable and helpful. We hung out with a mamma... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We just took the boat tour to get educated on the area before kayaking the next day. Very informative. We should all be aware how to protect our countries natural springs and wildlife.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I took my kids here for a discover scuba class and was really impressed with the level of professionalism and expertise displayed by this company. The people at the front desk were very nice to us and our instructor was top notch. He didn't try to rush us through and was very amicable and easy going. His last name is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

From the start to the finish our time with Birds Underwater was uncommonly excellent. We watched a video on how to approach and swim with the Manatees and then were able to hop in our rented tandem kayak and head out to the springs and islands. The equipment was in perfect working order which made the paddle an enjoyable adventure.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Captain Rick was a wonderful guide! Though we we're past prime season, he put us right on the manatees. We had a great view. Capt. Rick was entertaining as he explained the dos and don'ts, and naturally varied his guidance for different experience levels in our group. I highly recommend Bird's and Capt. Rick.

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

one word FANTASTIC. We booked our trip on internet, no surprise. We made the trip with Captain Rick, very nice man. We went to the river and could swim with manatees, very impressive mamals. We had chance to see babies. You swimm closed to the manatees, at the beginning, a little bit apprehension but after a minute when you realize... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I took my family to swim with Manatees over the weekend, after searching for different dive shops, I decided for Bird's underwater, I was delighted with the service, attention to detail and patience we received from Captain Mike. Totally recommend it. We had an absolute blast, and to top it off captain Mike was nice enough to take us to... More 

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St Augustine FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My 14 year old grandson from Tucson visited and we decided to swim with the manatees with Bird's Underwater. Captain Steve found two moms and their babies very quickly not too far from our departure point. The babies were very friendly and playful, and my grandson was thrilled to have one of them coming up to his face to investigate.... More 

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Additional Information about Bird's Underwater

Address: Address: 320 N.W. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: +1 352-563-2763
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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