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“AMAZING!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manatee Tour and Dive

Manatee Tour and Dive
267 NW 3rd Street, Crystal River, FL 34428
352-795-1333
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Ranked #20 of 38 Activities in Crystal River
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Owner description: Great snorkel/dive/kayak/sightseeing-by-boat tours!
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Guide knew just where to find the manatees. More opportunities to interact with the manatees than I could have imagined. It was truly awesome to see a baby manatee leave its mother's side to swim up and gave numerous KISSES to our guide-while my family watched close up (& petted)!!!
I've boated crystal river before. This was my first guided tour-& it definitely will not be my last.
I HIGHLY recommend this to all.

Visited August 2014
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Dont waste your time.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Worse experience I have ever Had in my entire life. My family and I went to snorkel with manatees. First off never got to swim with manatees. Barely even saw one that was a young male the captain was following him and chasing him until he hide under a dock. The captain was rude and cursing very unprofessional. Out of two hours I was in the water 5 minutes that's it. False advertising

Visited August 2014
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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Lots of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Because it's summer there aren't many manatees to be found however our captain did his best ans located 2. It was a fun boat ride and hiss sense of humor kept us laughing, a great day.

Visited July 2014
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Madeira Beach, Florida
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“They promote their business showing customers breaking the law”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In florida the manatee is a protected species.
It's a shame that this company allows it's customers to touch and harass these protected species period, then is even bold enough to allow photographic evidence of it's customers disturbing this animal on this website.
This is in violation of state and federal laws protecting this animal. All to promote it's business for it's financial gain and the animals exploitation.

From My Florida Fish Wildlife site.
The West Indian manatee is an endangered species and is protected by state and federal law as stated above. Please avoid harassing or disturbing manatees. Harassment is defined as any activity which alters the animal's natural behavior. By altering the manatee's natural behavior, you may create the likelihood of danger that is bad for the animal and against the law.

They may tell you on the boat not to touch them, but clearly utilizing photo's of their customers doing so to further promote the business is OK by them.

Shame on trip advisor too for not paying attention.

Visited August 2013
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Mixed Review”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Similar to a previous review, the customer service seemed about them and not the customer at first in an early exchange, but was good enough overall. Boat ride relaxing during times not in the water and you get used to 72 degrees easily when it is 94 degrees air temperature. We saw one Manatee but water was not clear. We did not leave with wow factor. Glad to have tried it out but would recommend a dolphin cruise in Tampa Bay area with Dolphin Racer.

Visited July 2014
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