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Bird's Underwater

Address: 320 N.W. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: +1 352-563-2763
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Ranked #4 of 43 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: This company offers snorkeling tours with manatees, as well as other diving tours and seasonal...
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Activities: Snorkeling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went out on the 6am trip on 1/19/15. We saw a lot of manatees and were lucky enough to go into Three Sisters Springs. When we did our trip the air temp was 40 degrees and we were cold, very very cold when we exited the water. Did i mention very very cold? So my advice is to plan... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Like everyone else, there are PLENTY of places to go when wanting to swim with the manatees. We chose this one, based on other reviews and could NOT have been happier! Marty was our captain, but everyone in the shop was very friendly and helpful. We took my 85 year old parents along with us, and were concerned about them... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Captain Rick was great- we have used them a few times now and my parents have been there multiple times too. The best part is if there is a problem they help out as best they can. We needed to reschedule because our air flights were cancelled. In the past we were double booked at the cottage and they took... More 

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Catonsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Captain Rick very friendly ... Respectful of manatee...was very good at allaying anxiety of those uncomfortable with water. Very good at mixing skilled swimmers with unskilled. Above all, Many up close and personal encounters with the manatee....highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We used Bird's Underwater about 9 years ago so when we finally found our way back to Crystal River, it was only natural to go back to this business . Our family was well taken care of from education and equipment , to safety and a fun experience . Steve was our boat captain an he works a great tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

They give you a great manatee experience but also respect the manatee. Unlike others they give you a noodle so you can float with manatee not upset them with wearing fins and splashing. They know a lot about the manatee and answer all your questions.

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I booked two trips on Friday Jan 2, 2015: the 6am and 11am. Both trips were wonderful. Capt Steve and Capt Rick are fantastic guides: friendly & knowledgeable with great passion for the manatees. They both went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. This most recent trip is one of many I have made... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My grandchildren, ages 7 & 10, and I went out with Steve on the 6 am trip on Jan. 1. We had such a wonderful experience--a fabulous way to begin the new year with the grands. This group does a superb job of getting the right equipment and providing the best possible chance to see manatees. They were very child... More 

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even during unseasonably warm days we saw some manatees. The shop was full but the boats were not crowded unlike other boats we saw. Capt Mike was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. Looking forward to our next time in the area. Definitely recommend Bird's as the best manatee tour in Crystal River.

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Watkinsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a wonderful trip. Steve and Rick were wonderful guides, making sure to protect the home of the manatee as well as offer us a fun and amazing glance into their world. Quality gift shop as well. "Well done" to the entire team! Would do it again tomorrow!

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