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Snorkeling with Manatees

4155 S Suncoast Blvd, Hwy 19, Homosassa, FL 34446
+1 352-257-8687
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Ranked #4 of 13 activities in Homosassa
Type: Tours
Owner description: Thanks for reading our reviews. Snorkeling with manatees is located in Homosassa River, Florida across the street from the Homosassa Springs State... more » Owner description: Thanks for reading our reviews. Snorkeling with manatees is located in Homosassa River, Florida across the street from the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park and just a short drive from the Orlando and Tampa area. Choose our VIP manatee tour and you will not be dissapionted. Less people, less boats, assures you a better manatee encounter. Our guides and captains will take you and your family to the best spots possible for seeing and enter acting with manatees, allow our trained crew and staff make your vacation unforgettable. See you and your families soon. Captain Gene « less
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Rochester, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

WOW! What an unforgettable experience! Captain Laura was fantastic! My family & I will definitely treasure the day. I still cannot believe we snorkeled with and were able to pet the manatees. From the moment we arrived Laura was professional and extremely knowledgeable of the environment/area and the wildlife living within it. She made us feel safe and comfortable. To... More

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Mansfield, TX
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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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Bethany, Connecticut
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I would like to thank Captain Gene and his crew for this awesome experience. I've done similar adventures with sea turtles and sting rays, and this was just as awesome. The crew were very organized and made a speedy process to get us out there. The equipment was great and you'll definitely want to rent the wet suit as well... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My brother and sister-in-law did this tour last Thanksgiving and had a great experience so my husband, 4 year old daughter and myself went the Friday after Thanksgiving! We could not have been more happy with our $35/pp (+ $20/pp for snorkel equipment) investment! It was by far, the most amazing experience with nature!!! There were dozens upon dozens of... More

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parkit88, Owner at Snorkeling with Manatees, responded to this review

Hi Guys and think you for your review. Yes the winter months are the most best times for water clarity and more manatees, but we still have fun in the summer months. I'm so glad you guys brought your daughter, hey too can have fun. We try and accommodate most every one. We hope to see you guys back real... More

Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is my 3rd swimming with the manatees experience each with a different company and I would definitely say that this has been the best. Having done 2 other tours where the company was located on the river, I was a little dismayed to find this one in a run-down, partially vacant strip mall, but don't be fooled, it is... More

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parkit88, Owner at Snorkeling with Manatees, responded to this review

Hi Diana, and thank you for your review. Our business location is just across the street form the Homosassa State Wildlife park, yes in a little strip mall, we try to keep it simple. Diana couldn't have said it better, we do everything to educate and provide an awesome more personal encounter. Come see for your self s. Captain Gene More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Ask question's and do your research BEFORE you go. Let management know your expectations BEFORE you go. It was not what we saw on the web site or video. To management's credit they made it right. You WILL see a beautiful river, beautiful homes, jumping fish and turtles. Take advantage and go swimming! In my case, I did not see... More

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parkit88, Owner at Snorkeling with Manatees, responded to this review

Thanks Tim, for your review. we do everything we can to provide a great tour, check us out for the winter months. There is more manatees here and the water is always warm. More

Los Angeles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We recently booked a mini-private tour with this company on a Sunday in April. Snorkeling with manatees has always been on my bucket list so we were very excited to take this tour. We were staying in Orlando, so had to rent a car and drive 90 minutes each way to get to the Homosassa River. The company does provide... More

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