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

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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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We made the drive from Clearwater to Crystal River to visit Birds Underwater because of the great reviews. Capt. Steve did not disappoint! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We are a family of five (15, 12, 6), we had our own boat for the excursion into the gulf for scalloping and then back to the freshwater rivers to see... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My daughter and I had a great father-daughter experience scalloping with Captain Steve Browning. Capt. Steve was knowledgeable, capable, and friendly. We got our limit quickly, had a great time, and will come back again! The boat and affiliated dive shop were first rate, and Steve even made a great recommendation for where the locals have lunch!

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Odense, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked an online manatee tour ok the internet. It said that the best time to ser manatees was early in the morning, so we was ready at 6 o'clock. The weather was perfekt. Our captain had water and doughnots aboard - perfekt. And I must say, we was not disapointed. It was the perfect tour. Our captain was excellent.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had an excellent time snorkeling for our own scallops with Captain Steve. He brought us to an excellent location and was a safe, courteous, and knowledgable trip leader. We brought our own gear, but if you don't have your own, there is plenty to borrow from the shop. All you need to bring is your swimsuit. We brought back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Birds Underwater and Captain Steve were awesome! He took us to a great spot loaded with scallops and we brought back the motherless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Together with my wife and 2 daughters we had a great experience today. To swim with the Manatees was really amazing. Because of the season we only saw 2 of them but just before we left the water the last one came suddenly nose to nose with us and the other people. Thx to Bird's Underwater and captain John for... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had a great stay this 4th at the Hall's River Road vacation home. It was very clean and neat when we arrived, smelling good. There were plenty of towels, bedding, dishes and other necessities. We enjoyed the kayaking, spotting many, many fish and other wildlife. The home is roomy and everything worked great. They even provided a couple of... More

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Annapolis
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I went on a manatee tour during the summer & after the start of scallop season so most of the manatees were not in the area. This company is the first out which made us first to arrive to the mama & calf manatee. Capt. Steve treated us all as knowledgable adults which was much appreciated. When we couldn't find... More

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Crete, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Captain John was one of the best Captains I've had in my diving career. He was incredibly funny friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the marine wildlife. Not only did he help us achieve an experience of a lifetime but he also was able to recommend other attractions and restaurants for us to visit to make the most of... More

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