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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 #2 of 12 activities in Homosassa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mansfield, TX
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We had the BEST time doing this tour. Laura took us out and was so personable and informative. On the boat ride out we saw a juvenile Bald Eagle, several Osprey, Wood Stork, Herons, and manatees. The manatees are the most gentle and loving creatures. We recieved many kisses. One took my hand between her flippers as though she wanted... More

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Ajax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful time Jan 31/2014. Erica and Gene were extremely knowledgeable and brought us to an area where we had amazing interactions with many Manatees. The joy of interacting with these wonderful creatures is hard to describe. They are beautiful gentle giants. The weather wasn't great, but the water was comfortable (72F) for about 1.5hrs... More

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auckland
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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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Bethany, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Despite it being a chilly day with low visibility in the water, we had a great time. Captain Gene was pleasant to talk to & very knowledgeable. Got to interact with several manatees and not a lot of people around. I would love to do this in warmer weather & with the family. I would also recommend renting an underwater... More

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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
1 review
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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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Captain Gene and Captain Jessica gave us an unforgettable day swimming with the manatees! My husband and I were so impressed with all that they did to make the day wonderful. We went on a cloudy, cool day and in late December and there were so many manatees that we didn't have a dull moment for the entire time we... More

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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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