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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 #1 of 13 activities in Homosassa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This operation was wonderful! I would recommend it over and over again. Captain Jerry was calm and patient answering our questions all day long. He was so relaxed that we were relaxed. He was also knowledgable and despite the fact that he had run 10,000 of these trips, he still sounded like it was his first time on the river.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had a fantastic time swimming with the Manatees. They are such graceful, gentle giants and it was an incredible experience. We sailed with Captain Erica and had a great time, she helped us with some photos and these guys know a lot about the area. We even saw a Bald Eagle! Started the tour with an informative video then... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Very nice experience. See other reviews. Nice to have small groups. Bring warm clothes in winter (we visited in january)

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Palm Harbor, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The weather was miserable when we showed up. It is a small facility and people crowded in to hear the briefing on how to interact with the manatee. After everyone got their equipment we all jumped back in our own vehicles and headed to the launch site. It was a cold ride on the boat to the location. All things... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This company is great and the knowledge of our captain was amazing! It was cold, so I would highly recommend bringing extra layers of clothes for before/after your swim!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

The manatees come to you like puppies wanting to be touched... most of them even turn over so you can rub their belly. The colder the weather the better (more of them). Lots of fun!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We completed this tour with a family of 4 - 2 parents, a 10-yr old & a 15-yr old. We were well informed about what to expect (e.g., how to deal with the water temperatures, how to interact with the manatees) prior to going on the river, and everything went as described. The staff were professional and knowledgeable, also very... More

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Marshfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Snorkeling with the Manatees was so cool. Everyone was very nice and informative. It was a cold ride back but the hot chocolate and blankets were great. The whole trip was great. Make sure you keep an eye out for dolphins. One jumping completely out of the water right next to our boat, a great bonus!! Will defiantly do again.

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