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Address: 4155 S Suncoast Blvd (HWY 19), Homosassa, FL 34448
Phone Number: +1 352-257-8687
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Description: Thank you for reading our reviews. We are located on the West Coast of...
Thank you for reading our reviews. We are located on the West Coast of Florida just across the street from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park ( The only Wildlife Park in the United States)and a short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 12 years of guiding families to interact with manatees. We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion. We look forward to meeting you and your families Captain Gene
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Great guides, fantastic experience!

We had a great time today. The rentals for snorkels and wet suites were reasonable. We spotted at least 4 manatees overall today. The first one we saw, another company (I think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time today. The rentals for snorkels and wet suites were reasonable. We spotted at least 4 manatees overall today. The first one we saw, another company (I think called River Safaris) completely surrounded the manatee and chased it, prevented it from surfacing to breath,and pet it. This is very illegal and if we video taped it... More 

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Tampa
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great experience we had with the folks at Snorkel with Manatees!! Everything from the quick return call to book our trip from Captain Gene to our great guide Erica, we were so happy to have made the 1.5 hr trip from Tampa for this unforgettable experience. You check in at the store and follow your guide across the... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My family and I drove 2 and a half hours to get here and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Captain Erica was so sweet, and she stayed out with us just so we could see a bunch of manatees and swim with them together! Thank you for this! I will always remember this! You guys are the besy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a fantastic excursion. I was down in Tampa without my family and decided to try the trip. It was well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive to Homosassa. The operators were wonderfully informative and the captain (Captain Tracy) was nice and personable. It was both relaxing and thrilling. Great fun!

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were down visiting my inlaws and we went on this excursion--4 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 12. It was very interesting to learn about the beautiful manatees and then go on a relaxing boat ride to see them. I appreciated how passionate and respectful the owners of the company were regarding the manatees and educating us in how... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Highly recommended...Once in a lifetime opportunity. I recommend snorkeling with the Manatees, so great to see them in the wild and almost intimidating to see them in person in the water swimming by. This snorkel tour is located directly across the road from the huge manatee at the Wildlife refuge. Went on this tour on a "busier" day (middle Feb.)... More 

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Homosassa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great boardwalk experience. Went there 2/7/15. Saw plenty of snorkelers, kayaking, boarders, and looky loos. Amazing to watch. Cold weather drives the manatees into the 72 degree springs. Took pictures of the sleeping mom's with calfs. There is a fee for the boardwalk as it is accessible only by park bus. No drive in area at this... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of my daughter's dreams was to swim with the manatees in Florida. We finally made it to Florida in February and had booked the trip with this business. We found the business using Google, and booked the tour online. Be prepared for not a lot of good feedback after booking (the only weak point of the whole experience), but... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Been out to see Manatees in the wild in the past - nothing like this time. Captain Thomas was an outstanding person and captain. We had our 91 year old mother along and she got to see manatees in the wild for the first time. Not only manatees but 100's of manatees. Must have been an exceptional day on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As a naturalist and professional tourguide this is the kind of experience i look for...responsible interaction and respect for customers and wildlife. Its a priceless and personalized experience. Ill be back soon.

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