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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 39 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: This company offers snorkeling tours with manatees, as well as other diving tours and seasonal...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Attraction details
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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Warner Robins, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I've been meeting with the manatees for several years and the crews at Bird's are always friendly and professional They make sure everyone on the boat is aware of current federal and state regulations so we all enjoy the time in the water without constabulary interruptions. The boats are well kept and include hot drinks for cold mornings. The Captains... More 

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Navarre, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I were booked for the 6am tour. We were out on the water before everyone else. Our captain, Steve, knew exactly where to bring us and before we knew it we were in the company of about 15 manatees. The babies were extremely curious and very playful. This tour couldn't have been any better. Thank you Captain... More 

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

captain rick made a cold morning into a great time. birds booked us for 6 am, and on arrival a large wedding party came in and got fitted for wet suits for the swim. masks, snorkels, all part of the tour. it went great, saw dozens manatees, pike, eagles, etc, and other tours and boats too. all a good time,... More 

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Pacifica, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend the 6am tour because we had the manatees all to ourselves! Our captain, Steve, was very knowledgeable about the manatees and the area. He even brought hot chocolate to warm us up when we got out of the water.

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Stuart, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We booked the 6am which is highly recommend. We were a little hesitant with the time being as how it's in the 30's in the AM however, no regrets and well worth freezing our butts off! Capt. Steve took us to a spot which I think was kings bay(good call) because as soon as he anchored we were immediately greeted... More 

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Berkel en Rodenrijs, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

With captain Mike approx. 3 hour searching for Manatees was an amazing experience! He took all the time for us and we tried several places. We where there during the day (1pm) so then you have already less change for finding them. But Mike knows the rivers by heart and he was able to find some. When we went into... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a great morning we had snorkeling with the manatees! Captain Steve was an awesome guide and explained a lot, let us take our time observing the manatees and made an awesome cup of hot cocoa! We picked a great week to go. The temperature dropped so there was 20-30 manatees at Three Sisters and it wasn't roped off yet... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My brother and I dived at the end of October. Very cool weather in the 7am dive outside the boat, so we tried as much as possible to stay in the water and it paid off. The captain chose good places to interact with the Manatees. In total we saw almost 20 different adults, 1 young and 2 babies. One... More 

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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When booking a Manatee tour, you'll likely find competitors that offer tours too. I'm sure they're just fine, but there's something to be said about supporting your local dive shops. Birds is a first-rate dive shop owned by a world-class cave diver. Book here and make sure and do the early tour! I can't emphasize that enough... Do the early... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went on the 6 AM tour with Capt. Steve Browning. He was very informative and helped us have a great experience! He pointed out in which directions we should swim to see manatees and was telling us facts as we went along. Many of the manatees swam right up to us and even rolled over for belly rubs. He... More 

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