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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 33 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain Steve led us through an amazing Manatee tour. We first stopped because we found two adults, but continued on to find some younger more playful manatees. Shortly afterwards, we discovered the amazingly playful Edgar, and a less playful baby. Steve was very helpful and talkative. After about an hour swimming with Edgar, he decided to feed, so we moved... More

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West Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took the 6am trip with Captain Mike during late August of 2014. We were shown a video on how to behave around the manatees and got our wetsuits and fins fitted before boarding the boat. It was clear from the very start that the welfare of the manatees is of utmost importance to Bird's Underwater, and this is one... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I went on the first morning trip. It was amazing as the guide was professional, knowledgeable, good equipment, donuts in the morning!, and a positive attitude. The baby manatee swam right up to our boat steps, and the others slowly nibbled on the algae, etc. We had just the perfect experience swimming with them, observing them, and... More

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Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We did the 06:00 tour with our guide Steve. It was low season for the manatees. The amount of manatees this time of year is not very high, but our guide did find a few. We had a swim with two baby manatees and a couple of adult ones. It was a great experience, we could even touch and play... More

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I booked a manatee swimming trip with this vendor by pure chance since the ones adviced by my hotels were sold out. It was the best thing that could happen to me. Th captai. Mike was really amazing and the trip was wonderful. We could swim with the manatees for more than a hour. During the trip we followed the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Reasonable price... great Captain.... saw 3 manatees, got alot of great info, and swimming in 3 sisters was awsome. side note. I was traveling home from a dog show and stopped on a whim. They let my non swimming mother and 2 large dogs hang in the dive shop to avoid the heat which I really appriciated and after forgetting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went to come see some manatees in their natural habitat and I had an amazing experience! I had captain Steve and he was so wonderful! Everyone was nice. Even if I didn't see any manatees I would have had fun. We saw a few which is rare for summer season, but these people know how to find some manatees!... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went snorkeling for the first time on this trip. We had Captain Steve for our tour and he was wonderful. Even though it is not the season for manatees he immediately found us a group of them to get in the water with. It was so much fun and definitely worth getting up early for! Captain Steve was friendly,... More

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7700, Belgium
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great experience and very nice people ! We met the manatees and discovered the 3 sisters springs. Wonderfull ! Weve made a video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNl97OWxkMk&feature=youtu.be Many thanks to Captain John for such great moments !

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Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went not even remotely in season for manatees but Steve knew where to find them. Knew just the right times to go where, to keep away from crowds and find the manatees. Whole place is great, very nice people. Go for the 6 AM trip to beat out the crowds. Enjoy all their trips, but do ask for Captain Steve!!

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