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Snorkel With Manatees

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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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Most amazing experience

We had an amazing time. The captain was amazing at helping us find manatees and educating us on the *proper* way to observe them. She showed us so well that I was able to get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time. The captain was amazing at helping us find manatees and educating us on the *proper* way to observe them. She showed us so well that I was able to get a young manatee comfortable enough to come to me so I could pet him. The wetsuits were in great condition. This may not be the... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of the education and the respect of our wildlife. By respecting the wildlife, we are allowed to engage in this amazing once in a life time tour. People come... More 

Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What an incredible experience! The manatees came right to me & wanted to interact. They are huge but so gentle. They would bump us to rub their backs then roll over to get their tummies too. I got a big-in-my-face manatee sneeze/kiss. How many people can say that? they nibbled my husbands wet suit & gave my 10 year old... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of the education and the respect of our wildlife. By respecting the wildlife, we are allowed to engage in this amazing once in a life time tour. We focus... More 

Suwanee, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

With a super-tight budget this year, we chose our one and only activity to be the Snorkel with Manatees trip. We were not at all disappointed. In fact, we were bowled over by the friendliness and proactivity of the staff! Even though we hit a booking snag, Captain Gene and crew went far above and beyond to make sure we... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of the education and the respect of our wildlife. By respecting the wildlife, we are allowed to engage in this amazing once in a life time tour. People come... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Captain Erica was great. With 3 teens we needed an awesome off the grid Orlando experience. Our family did the 8 am tour the mini private and wow what an adventure. Saw at least 30 manatee and swam in a warm river with them. A few even came to us and allowed us to touch them. The education and experience... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. Captain Erica has been with us for almost 4 years a 4th generation tour guide on the wonderful Homosassa River. We are blessed to have her with us. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of... More 

Defiance, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I realize it's a little late in the season to see many manatee but our guide was so awesome that he found a couple for us to check out. It's awesome to see the manatee in their habitat and observe them from a mask and snorkel. The water is a little cold, so I was thankful for the wetsuit, and... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. MONKEYS? Did someone say MONKEYS, lol yes we will see monkeys, just a little added perk. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of the education and the respect of our wildlife. By respecting the wildlife,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoyed our tour and experience with Captain Erica. Very funny and knowledgeable of Manatees. The kids loved it said they saw dozens of Manatees and they came right up to them. We drove an hour and a half to get to this tour and it was calming and relaxing. I know that Crystal River overs lots of these tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

Hi and thank you for your feed back. Yes, this is a most memorable encounter. As with all of our tours, it's not about the quantity of manatees but the quality of the education and the respect of our wildlife. By respecting the wildlife, we are allowed to engage in this amazing once in a life time tour. People come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 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

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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