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Snorkel With Manatees

Address: 4155 S Suncoast Blvd (HWY 19), Homosassa, FL 34448
Phone Number: +1 352-257-8687
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Ranked #2 of 16 Activities in Homosassa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Thank you for reading our reviews. We are located on the West Coast of Florida just across the...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of my trip to Florida. We seen between 50 and 60 manatees, they water was a little murky but it seem to have been from all the manatees in the area. We got cool videos of all 6 of us swimming with the manatees. I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone. Captain Gene was awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Captain Gene is fantastic! We had a great time and enjoyed the entire experience. We will snorkel with them again.

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Have wanted to swim with manatees for a long time. After reading about Captain Gene's Snorkel With Manatees in Undercurrents newsletter, I was convinced that this was the operator for us. We snorkeled two days in late-November. We saw manatees up close both days. This company limits their boats (party barges) to 6 snorkelers. They try to minimize stress for... More 

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Yeovil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Earlier this month my wife and I flew over from UK and spent 9 days in Florida, 5 on Anna Maria Island, and 4 at Homosassa.. We had stayed in Florida several times before and have been steadily working our way up the Gulf Coast from the Keys. On a previous trip we had seen manatees from a distance of... More 

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fairview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Swimming with manatees has been #1 on my bucket list for as long as I can remember... My sweet husband recently surprised me with a trip to Florida for our 20th wedding anniversary. We visited Disney World and a few other attractions in the Orlando area and the very up most highlight of our trip was snorkeling with the manatees!... More 

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

Thanks again for the awesome review. This is a way of life for our staff and crew. We are very excited that we were able to help with your vacation, well of coarse the manatees had something to do with it I'm sure. Captain Gene More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

The manatees are fantastic, you are seeing them in their natural habitat, they are gentle giants. The company we went with is excellent, Captain Gene is professional and knowledgable. The trip was good value for money. We highly recommend you go come rain or shine.

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

Thank you for your review. We try very hard to help and assure a great encounter, we are very proud of our customers and their support for the manatee swims. If you have any questions feel free to call or visit our website. Captain Gene More 

Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

When i called to confirm my reservation i was told i didn't have one. After being told that my name, phone number or reservation number was nowhere in their system, i was told i had lost my groupon since i didn't make a reservation before the expiration date. i thought i was going crazy since i had the date, phone... More 

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

Hi and thank you for your review. Yes being on time is very important since we have other guest wanting to go experience this amazing encounter. If your running late please give us a call to let us and other people know what to expect. We did try and call these guest at 11:30 but no answer. I do remember... More 

LINCOLN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had a very good time very close and personal with the manatees. was able to touch and they came right up to me for interaction

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We book a private tour in the Homosassa River and had Captain Laura with us on the 10th of November. There was quite a few Manatees in the River and the water was quite clear. We were in the water for a few hours and the whole time there was always a few Manatees around. My 9 year old enjoyed... More 

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AdelaideChris
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a wondeful experience - thank you so much. Captain Gene was knowledgable and amusing, and the manatees were plentiful, although other swimmers were not. This meant a personal and up-close experience, where we could get close to the beautiful animals without them feeling harrassed. The water was warm, wetsuit barely needed (but I would still hire one anyway). The... More 

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