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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour with a Professional Guide provided by Gulf Coast Expeditions

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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour with a Professional Guide

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour with a Professional Guide
All tours are small group, 6 people or less. Custom private tours are available for parties not comfortable with sharing a boat with other groups.
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Swim with manatees in Crystal River on this guided snorkeling tour. Get the chance to be up close with the West Indian Manatees that are attracted to the river's freshwater springs. Learn about their natural habitat and watch them swim and feed. Plus find out how to safely interact with the manatees before heading into the water.
Highlights
  • Experience manatees underwater with the use of snorkeling gear
  • Learn about Florida's native wildlife up close
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are provided
  • Warm drinks are served on board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
Twin Rivers Marina, 2880 N Seabreeze Point, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ZKrunk wrote a review Yesterday
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Currently living in NYC but having grown up in Clearwater, I’ve wanted to come up to see the manatees in Crystal River for years. If you’re reading this review and trying to figure out which tour company to use - stop, pick this one! Ron and Lauren are true professionals. They
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Date of experience: November 2020
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jbwhitehouse wrote a review Nov 10
Dallas, Texas1,508 contribution614 helpful votes
Captain Ron and Lauren, his underwater guide, are a terrific team. We snorkeled in Three Sisters Spring and thanks to their finding manatees when it is still a bit early in the season were able to snorkel up close and personal observing these magnificent, large, peaceful
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ashley M wrote a review Oct 2020
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My family of four took the snorkeling tour. The small boat allows for a private personalized experience. Lauren takes amazing pictures of everyone for a very reasonable price. She places you next to the manatee for perfect shots. Lauren is also great with kids. My 7 year
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jennifer S wrote a review Oct 2020
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What an amazing adventure my husband and I had with Captain Ron & Lauren. They did an excellent job on our tour! Lauren was very helpful as our guide and took some great pictures. We were able to get up close and personal with a momma & a baby🥰 We will definitely recommend them
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Wyatt wrote a review Oct 2020
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Solid 10/10. Excellent trip, crew was friendly and experienced. We did the Manatee tour and saw three of them, but you never know how many you'll be able to see.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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EXCELLENT family adventure!
We had a fantastic fall day with Captain Ron and Lauren. They are both fun and professional. They accommodated our
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Manatee encounter
This was more than I could have ever imagined! Capt. Ron and Lauren were super friendly and very informative. I c
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Great Charter- Best experience
Great scalloping trip with Captain Ron & Lauren. We are from Tampa and have previous experiences with scalloping, b
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U-Pick Scallops
This trip was amazing! Ron and Lauren took us on a 40 minute boat ride into the Gulf to pick Scallops. They are so
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Many manatees
Captain Ron was a gracious host making us feel very welcome! My husband, my 79 year old mother and I took a wonderf
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lkpeterson19
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Had a great time!
Took a 10 am tour and had a great time! It ended up being a private tour with just my sister & me due to coronaviru
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Peta A
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WOW! An amazing experience
We booked the 6.30 trip and later realised it was the morning after the clocks went forward! We dragged ourselves o
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Swimming with Manatees
Captain Ron and guide Lauren did an absolutely fantastic job! They were both very knowledgeable and made every effo
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krystalc3737
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The Best Manatee Tour Ever!
This tour greatly exceeded my expectations! I am a homeschool teacher that took three sixth grade students (and my
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Delores E
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Great experience
5 of us went swimming with the Manatees with Captain Ron and Lauren. It was fantastic! 2 of the people were very ne
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annesophier22
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Amazing
Thank you for this amazing experience!! Weather was a bit chilly (around 46) but Lauren and Ron knew how to make t
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Trip521232
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AMAZING!
Our family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 children (ages 6 &8) took a trip with Capt. Ron and Lauren. It was such an amazing
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Penny B
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Swimming with the Manatees with Husband and 2 Adult “Children”
On Monday my husband and I went with Captain Ron and Lauren for an amazing day of swimming with the manatees. It wa
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Lydell N
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Outstanding Tour
Captain Ron is a Navy Vet so we definitely drank some of the same water. Lauren and Ron are an absolute pleasure to
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Hannekejag
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Loved the relaxedness of the manatees and this tour!
We went on a manatee tour with Ron & Lauren and loved our tour. As lots of people were swimming with the manatees i
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