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Snorkel With The 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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Wonderful adventure with Captain Erica!

My daughters and I booked a last minute tour to swim with the manatees in Homosassa Springs. This is not the peak season. Expectations were set early, letting us know that all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My daughters and I booked a last minute tour to swim with the manatees in Homosassa Springs. This is not the peak season. Expectations were set early, letting us know that all of the recent rains had made the water murky. It might be hard to find a manatee this day. We got out on the water and were able... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I spent a great day with my family - wife and two teenage daughters on a trip into the creeks near Homosassa, Fl with Captain Gene. Although the weather was les than ideal (raining at times) we spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours snorkelling alongside a female manatee and a partly grown son or daughter - not sure how... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Amazing! Captain Traci was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the manatees and all the wildlife. They do an excellent job of making sure you get the adventure you planned on. Absolutely amazing experience!

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a wonderful day with 12 family members and two boats. Capt. Gene and his crew were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Even family members not comfortable in the water, were encouraged to join the group in the water and immediately forgot their fear when a friendly cow and calf entered our area. Thank you for the incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time with Capt. Erika! We saw just a few manatees, but she made the entire day amazing. We go to see crab, stingray and even a dolphin! )and, of course, manatees). I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone and the next time we are in Florida (we have a timeshare) we will... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great people! We had an excellent trip (saw loads of manatee--a couple of them even swam right up to us to say hello :-) What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend this tour... The tour operators/owners are very knowledgeable of the manatees and wildlife and even give you hot chocolate to warm up at the end. I especially like that... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Erika was our guide. She was friendly and helpful in telling us which way the manatees were swimming. There were only 5 manatees around us but one was a baby. They are gentle creatures who like to play and are curious enough to come up and touch us. Next time I do this I think it will be earlier in... More 

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

Wow, okay you had 5 manatees come up to you and play, in the off season and your captain was awesome. I quess some people think these stars cost them money... Lol manatees always deserves a 5 star. Yes, this was an awesome tour for the summer months, that's because our tour guides will find your product, garuanteed. We love... More 

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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 The 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 The 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 The 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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