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Bird's Underwater

320 N.W. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-563-2763
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Ranked #4 of 30 activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Activities: Snorkeling
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... more » 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. « less
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The previous review gives a good summary of the quality of the tour. We were also with Cap'n Steve who did a great job in finding us some manatee at a difficult time of year. He was well informed and ensured that the tour did not disturb the animals. We also LOVED the 3 sisters springs. Beautiful clear pools of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I go to crystal river EVER year, sometimes twice a year.. The manatee are AMAZING the facility is very accommodating and I always request Capt. Marty. Very knowledgeable about the area, the manatee, the laws regarding wildlife and it's always an all around great experience with them.. I've taken people who hate swimming out on Marty boat and they come... More

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Lebanon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Our group visited on Friday, April 11 for a manatee snorkel and went out with Capt. Steve. The facility was nice, the rental equipment in good shape and the boat was clean. Birds was booked to capacity and took out several boats at 6 a.m., although the crowd was handled well and didn't seem like we were cattle in a... More

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had trouble booking a tour with 2 other companies, but Birds took our party of three with open arms and we hand an amazing time! A clean boat, beautiful shop, great gifts, quality dry gear, and a kind, accommodating staff made the perfect day even better. We saw at least 10 manatees and swam with them of over 1... More

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Anderdon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain Steve was great! Making sure everyone had a great experience. This was our second time to do this.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited on April 3rd and took the early 6:30 trip. The first thing that happens is that everyone gets fitted for a nice full wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins. The equipment was in real good shape and it was fun watching my other family members don the gear for the first time ever. Next there is a briefing on... More

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Surrey, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We did a manatee trip last march which was awesome and were excited to do one again this year, this time the only tour available was the early morning one which meant going out in the cold morning air! It was 47 degrees, but once we got into the water it was amazing! We had Captain Steve and he was... More

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USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had SO MUCH FUN and got cuddled and kissed by soooo many manatees! Seriously, it was fantastic!!!! Captain John was super fun and hilarious - we were all laughing the whole time! I'm so happy we had him because I could hear other guides (from other companies) yelling at people for the stupidest reasons. At one point, a woman... More

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Indianapolis
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! Decided to take a trip from St. Pete Beach to snorkel with the manatees. Myself and my 16 y/o daughter are scuba divers but her friend is not so to include everyone, we decided a snorkel trip was the best idea. Three kayaks, two wetsuits, and one mask/snorkel for $95! Saw a lot of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Captain John was funny, informative and deeply concerned about the treatment of the Manatees. I enjoyed the hot chocolate and donuts and the staffs dedication to their jobs. It was a magnificent experience, great information and something i will always remember. Thanks, John!

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