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Snorkel With Manatees

4155 S Suncoast Blvd (HWY 19), Homosassa, FL 34448
+1 352-257-8687
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Ranked #2 of 13 activities in Homosassa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This trip was a disaster for me, the wife, and our 3 kids. After driving up 2.5 hours up from Sarasota expecting to have a fun time swimming with the Manatees, to our surprise we ended up trolling around in murky water for nearly 3 hours in the hot sun with no Manatee encounters. In the Summer, the water is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband wanted to see Manatees while visiting FL. I found this snorkel trip & booked it before we left. What a treat! We not only got to see, them, but we also got to swim with them! Went snorkeling in the "off season"....end of May. Many of the Manatees had migrated out to the ocean, but there were "resident... More

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Yukon, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

What a delightful experience!!! Captain Laura was there to greet us and set us up to go out to meet the manatees. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. My 2 children and I went on the trip along with another couple. It was wonderful having such a small group! Captain Laura spotted several manatees and gave us helpful guidance to... More

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parkit88, Owner at Snorkel With Manatees, responded to this review

Hi again, and thanks for your reviews. What can I say, Captain Laura is AWESOME, she better had be, I trained her... Yes, we love what we do. Don't forget, Scallop season is just around the corner. Book early, for seat are filling up quickly. Captain Gene More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Called Sunday for our Monday tour because of forecasted storms to ask if we could reschedule for Tuesday...Capt. Gene said we will still go. Drove for an hour from Tampa, cancelled tour, only after making us wait there for 1 1/2 hours before canceling. To make matters worse, once they cancelled they asked if we wanted to join the Tuesday... More

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parkit88, Owner at Snorkel With Manatees, responded to this review

Hi Guys, sorry we disappointed you. We have no control over the weather, we go out regardless. Please understand we have mother nature to tend with and sometimes she can be a bugger. There are times that we may have to wait a little, before we go out, but its for your safety. THIS IS A WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER!!!! Captain Gene... More

Oshkosh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our day with Captain Laura was fantastic! We surprised our kids ranging from 9 to 18 with a day in the water with the manatees! It was an outstanding experience! We spent hours in the water with the gentle manatees observing and interacting with them. For one of our daughters who chose not to swim, she was able to observe... More

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Franklin, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had the most amazing experience! Captain Laura was full of information. This is a well put together operation. They want everyone to have a great experience while keeping the manatees safety and comfort a priority. They give great instruction in and out of the water to insure the best experience for all. The kids in our tour had a... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Overall a great trip...got to swim with several manatees and guides were very knowledgable. Only complaint is that one guide pretty much chain smoked the whole time and for someone who is highly sensitive to cigarette smoke, it was quite disgusting and annoying. Trip itself was fine though.

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Rochester, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

WOW! What an unforgettable experience! Captain Laura was fantastic! My family & I will definitely treasure the day. I still cannot believe we snorkeled with and were able to pet the manatees. From the moment we arrived Laura was professional and extremely knowledgeable of the environment/area and the wildlife living within it. She made us feel safe and comfortable. To... More

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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Capt. Gene and his family of other wonderful, expert captains made our day truly magical. It's safe to say that our experience with the manatees was like nothing we had prepared ourselves for! We knew that the opportunity to be taken to the river and allowed to swim near them was amazing, and that being able to touch one was... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Swimming with manatee has been a dream of mine for years. But with my baby I waited until we can all experience it together. Now that my youngest is three, we decided to go for it. Few tours offer memories that last a lifetime and this is one that has been one of the best for my family. We had... More

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