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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

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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Greatest trip ever according to my son!!!

The trip was amazing. I took my 11 year old son, who has loved Manatees since he was little. We found 4 that we got to swim with and it was so awesome. The pictures were great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dori D
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trip was amazing. I took my 11 year old son, who has loved Manatees since he was little. We found 4 that we got to swim with and it was so awesome. The pictures were great. I was worried with the weather forecast and temps, but it ended up being our favorite part of the trip. It was totally... More 

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Brent Knoll, Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a shame that there was only a couple of shy manatees on the day we visited, but our captain (Erica) tried everything she could to find us some less shy animals. Sadly the weather was against us as it was raining heavily so we ended up having a nice boat ride and some snorkeling in warm waters. While... More 

Thank Ian M
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met the Capt Erica Toney at a store front in Homosassa for a quick orientation. The tour itself is inexpensive with the option to rent any additional equipment you may need. I appreciated the Capt's honest input of weather and water conditions so we didn't pay for anything not needed. There were just two of us, the other couple cancelled.... More 

Thank Rick901
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 

2 Thank FloridaHappyLife2015
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 

4 Thank Paul W
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!

1 Thank Tjc12356
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 

1 Thank grandmajill2015
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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 

1 Thank elpdae
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 

1 Thank Denise V
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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