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Address: 1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-777-1796
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Description: We conduct manatee swim encounters in the three sisters,kings and and...
We conduct manatee swim encounters in the three sisters,kings and and several other springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. We also rent pontoon boats and kayaks. We are located on the main spring on the water with plenty of free parking and the best view of Kings Bay.
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Excellent tour all around

We took the private tour with Capt Yves towards the end of march, first off Capt Yves is excellent and with his professionalism, knowledge, and guidance it made the experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Plymouth, Michigan
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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We took the private tour with Capt Yves towards the end of march, first off Capt Yves is excellent and with his professionalism, knowledge, and guidance it made the experience that much more memorable. The day started off a little overcast but were kept warm and lead right to manatees. It was an amazing experience interacting with these magnificent creatures!... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I booked a private tour to see the manatees and were the only people on the boat. We had a fantastic day thanks to Captain Yves who looked after us like royalty.

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Waldorf, Maryland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had an amazing opportunity. My son and I took a private tour to see the manatees. We arrived early (around 7:30am), were fitted with wet suits, and then met our guide, Captain Yves. He was super nice and extremely well-versed in manatees. He has been doing manatee conservation and education programs for over 20 years. He knows the waters... More 

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

04/03/2015-The best wildlife interaction adventure of a lifetime! Our Captain Yves was excellent! Knowledge of the river and a wildlife conservationist leading us was Outstanding! I was impressed before we even left the dock. Unassuming, non-pretentious professional Captain. If you want a chance at seeing Florida's Manatee in a peaceful setting Capt. Mikes Sunshine River Tours is your "go to"... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We booked the private tour because we were taking a 3 year old and a 6 year old and not sure how they would react. None of us had ever been snorkeling before. Captain Yves was simply the best. Not only was he informative and passionate about the manatees, he was GREAT with our kids. He was very patient with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Captain Yves made this a fabulous manatee tour! We saw lots of manatee even though it is close to the end of season. He truly loves what he does and these fabulous mammals. He took great care of us and made sure we had the best experience. Don't forget your towel and sunscreen. Everything else is provided even snacks and... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

VIP Manatee Tour on 3/25/15. We booked Captain Mike's Sunshine River Tours because of the good reviews and it being the only heated boat around. It was worth it!! When we booked over the phone, the person wasn't the most enthusiastic, but upon arriving, our experience was 100% positive. We booked the private VIP tour for 6 people or less.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My partner, 14 year old son and I have just returned from our Manatee tour. We had a wonderful day and Captain Yves was the perfect guide. We booked the private tour which allows 6 people and were joined by a lovely couple and their father. After an informative chat about how to interact with the Manatees we set off... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great experience with Capt. Loopy. He made sure we got to see Manatees and took additional time with one of our Scouts that was having trouble adjusting to the cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a surprise, I scheduled a private trip with Sunshine River Tours to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. From the moment we stepped on the boat, Captain Jessica made sure that we had the experience of a lifetime! She is a great manatee spotter, and we were in the water interacting with a juvenile within 10 minutes of leaving the... More 

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