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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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Once in a lifetime experience

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to FL for my birthday, and a manatee swim experience was on the list of must do things! He did a lot of research before going with Bird's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
EmeraldEyes03
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to FL for my birthday, and a manatee swim experience was on the list of must do things! He did a lot of research before going with Bird's Underwater. Knowing that peak season for this experience ended already, we weren't expecting too much. We were just hopeful we may see a manatee or... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have now gone snorkeling with manatees three different times with this outfit. The are knowledgeable, helpful, and respectful of the animals. I have always seen and petted manatees, even in the summer when they are more scarce. It was my first trip led by their captain guide Cody, When my girlfriend got nervous and returned to the boat, Cody... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had a group of 20 children who really wanted to do something fun and outdoors. Bird's Underwater quickly responded to us, accommodated our group, and gave us a great adventure. They were on time, professional, and fun. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and our kids will never forget it! I highly recommend this; it is definitely worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We went out on the water May 14 at 11am, we were worried that we weren't going to get to see too many manatees, but Captain Steve was AWESOME! He was able to spot a momma and baby right off the bay, and he took us around many other manatees too! We were able to interact with two babies, and... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I did the 6am tour on May 1. We were told up front that the water would be murky and we would probably see fewer manatee this time of year, but this was when we were in the area so we decided to give it a try. Fortunately, we had an unusually cool night before our trip... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked our morning tour (6 am) for April 15 spontaneously just the day before. When arriving at the shop, Captain Steve was already waiting for us. Right from the beginning, we felt like coming home and being welcome. He provided us with neoprene suits, snorkels, glasses. Even for my pregnant wife it was no problem to find the right... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We did the 6 am manatee tour with my wife two weeks ago. From the first e-mail we exchanged the guys at the shop were very helpful and professional. They were very clear about the summer trips which are different from the winter high season days when you have hundreds of animals in the clear water so we exactly knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was a very nice trip to the incredible manatees :) Our Captain was a nice host and everything was very professional! Hey to get the Morning Tour @ 6 am

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went out on the first trip of the morning (recommended) and swam with the manatees. Our boat captain was Steve (Steven?) and he was fantastic. My young son (age 8) was very hesitant/scared about getting in the water, and Cap't Steve was very kind and patient with him; in fact he looked after him while I swam. I appreciated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Captain Rick was fantastic, very conscientious of the manatees! It made the experience even better! We also got some great restaurant advice, thanks for a great time !

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Thank you for your review of Bird's Underwater. We are happy to hear that our staff was helpful and that you enjoyed your time with us! More 

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