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Sunshine River Tours - Crystal River Manatee Tours

1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-777-1796
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Ranked #24 of 33 Activities in Crystal River
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are located at the Port Paradise Marina overlooking the Kings Spring in Crystal River. We offer manatee swims as well as pontoon boat... more » Owner description: We are located at the Port Paradise Marina overlooking the Kings Spring in Crystal River. We offer manatee swims as well as pontoon boat rentals,kayaks,scalloping,sightseeing and the Ale House Sports Bar on the premises as well as the million dollar view of the Crystal River. « less
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I went on a manatee tour over Labor Day and I can't say enough good things about my experience! I went out with Captain John who was very knowledgeable about the manatees and how to best interact with them. He found several very quickly and was very calm and encouraging in directing the group into the water. He guided us... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When we eventually found the company office ( we had booked before they moved property and were unaware that they had moved- thanks to the other company who helped us find where to go) we were kitted out with wet suits and shown the welcome video. We booked a private tour - 6 hours and there was only our family... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Cpt John took us to the Manatees and following all the rules we had a safe amazing experience. Thee gentle giants are really curious and all you have to do is wait for them to come see you.. Thanks Cpt John. Next time in Crystal River, we will defiantly be heading out again onone of his tours.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are some pretty bad reviews on here for this place about a captain being a jerk to some of the guest. So I had to ask about some of the reviews I've read and that Captain was let go due to his actions. Now let me tell you about the guys they sent us out with. Captain John and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Group of seven of us had a great morning on the water with captain John. Very knowledgeable, friendly and relaxed. Got to see some manatees. Overall a great day out and quality time with family

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having read the reviews about Captain Ned we were a little wary when he was our captain this morning but both of us found him really good with the group and wanted all of us to have an amazing experience with these stunning animals. Yes he was calling out to people but that was to let them know where to... More

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Sorø, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went with captain John. He knew where to find some young mannatees and we got to play with 4-5 of them in the water. He knew a lot about other kind of animals in the area. We highly recommend sunshine river tours and you should just be happy if captain John ends up being your captain.

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Bangor, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I took Capt. Mike's tour with my granddaughters , 15 & 11 last week & it could not have been better. The boat captain was very knowledgeable & sincerely wanted to find manatees. At the same time he was very conscientious about our interaction with these gentle creatures & made sure our time swimming with them was harmonious for the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Captain Mike was knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. It was myself with my two kids, 12 and 7 years of age and we all loved it. A definite plus and I would do it again!

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Elkton
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Ned sucks! He was a mean bully and the water is so murky and not at all like the videos. The other reviews about how Ned acts are 100% accurate. I was actually afraid of him. He seemed like he was going to blow his top at any moment. He made rude comments about the foreigners on our boat not... More

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Capt Ned has ben let go due ti too many bad reviews More

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