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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour provided by Crystal River Watersports

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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

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  • You'll start at
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    Guests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
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    Crystal River Watersports
    Stop: 30 minutes
    The address is our marina/dive shop and here you will get ready for your boat tour and manatee swim.
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  • You'll end at
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    Guests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear bathing suits.
  • Bring Towels & Sunscreen.
  • Bring clothes to put on once done swimming that may get wet, but will keep you comfortable for the return boat ride.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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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Sarah Traeger wrote a review Oct 11
Des Moines, Iowa12 contributions
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We loved every bit of this experience. Our guide Wendy was amazing in the water and helped us along the way and got some great pictures Of us and this amazing creature! Captain Jim navigated the waters like the pro he is while giving us information on the manatees and the area
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Matthew H wrote a review Sep 2020
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What an absolutely phenomenal experience. My wife and kids had the greatest time and are still talking about it. Captains Don and Kristie were outstanding and made our excursion. I'm not sure what they get paid but whatever it is it isn't enough. After today's trip I can tell
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Date of experience: September 2020
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DammonRN wrote a review Aug 2020
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We recently got home from our Manatee swim. We had an amazing time. I've had a love of Manatees for many years, but I've never had the experience of swimming with them. I decided to book the trip for myself, my husband, & 3 kids (8,9,12). After arriving at the shop, you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour. Manatees are so amazing and it is always a great experience to share with family. The Nature Coast has so many beautiful sights, and nothing in the world is like a manatee. We are so happy that you enjoyed the time spent with Captain Jim, Dakota and the manatees- they are both great at their jobs. Thank you again for going out with us, and for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it.
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Jenny S wrote a review Jul 2020
Trier, Germany4 contributions3 helpful votes
All I want to say is that I was super happy with the tour and the guides and the super friendly lady at the store. I felt very safe and I had a great time swimming with the manatees, and I am actually scared of water!!! They took pictures with an underwater camera and we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Front Office Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for the fantastic review, and for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour. We really appreciate it. Our staff love what they do, and it is our goal to have each guest have the best experience possible. Our guides and captains train hard to learn about manatees, the environment and the Nature Coast. The wet suits we provide, and the snorkel vests help make you buoyant and keep you warm. Plus our guides are there for your safety (and comfort in the water) as well as for your protection and that of the manatees. Crystal River is a terrific little town, and there is so much to do and see. We are always happy to share the joy and tips on our favorite restaurants, and places to enjoy! We hope to see you again! Thank you again for taking a tour with us and for writing a review.
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Lillie H wrote a review Jul 2020
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Even in summer Vince and Wendy found us a mommy and baby manatee. Wendy even carried my 6 year old baby on her back so she could see better. Amazing experience from beginning to end!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The manatees are totally amazing, aren't they? This time of year we mostly see the manatee Mom's and calves, with the occasional lone adolescent. The manatees who live in Kings Bay year round really enjoy the sea grass that is growing in the Bay. Vince and Wendy are great, and are there to make sure all of our guests and the manatees are safe, as well as hopefully being entertaining and sharing their knowledge about manatees, the region, and the history of Crystal River. As long as people are comfortable in the water, they generally have a great experience! For those who aren't, guests can also see the manatees from the boat, although it obviously won't be as "up close and personal". Thank you again for the review and for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour.
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About the operator

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826genevieved
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Scallops galore
1st time ever and loved it! Captain Vince and Don were great..looking forward to next season! Thanks for an amazing
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Connector29905
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excellent
Captain Vince and his assistant Adrienne were AWESOME!! Look forward to another trip with them. Thxs
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JojoSan2s
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Future repeat customers
Our Captain and snorkel guide were both great. They took us to different spots and we enjoyed the experience. My so
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Kwoodhome
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Awesome!
We had a great Captain and Wendy was an awesome Scalloping Guide.!Great time for all!Highly recommend!
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sooner65
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Fun with Capt Vince and Don
We had a great time scalloping with Capt Vince and Don. This was our first time scalloping and we had a blast.
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P769OGcaitlinh
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Great time scalloping!
Wendy and Robert were so great! Our group of 6 had an awesome time and then took our scallops to a local restaurant
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Christina C
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Had a great time
Went scalloping with a group of 8 and took 2 boats out. Scheduling was very easy and they answered all my questions
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jillianm715
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Best day of 2020
Booked a 6 person private manatee tour. Glen and Dakota were our guides. They were super friendly and incredibly kn
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Shawnaw333
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Scalloping 2020
Great family with my 2 teenage boys. Made wonderful memories with my kiddos. Thanks to Captain Vince and our guide
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IndianaFaith
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Great course, not for us.
The instructor (John) was amazing. We felt very safe. The rest of my review is our experience: This may be common
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roomrube
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Awesome Scalloping and Yum Yum !!
Have always wanted to do this,living so close so I took my son Bradley and we did two trips with plenty of scallops
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Y7933FYcharlesr
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Snorkeling and scalloping in one!
My family had an amazing time looking for scallops. I get to see my daughter once a year and this is the main activ
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J3645YQheatherc
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Great family experience!
We took our 3 children (2 teens, one younger) on a scallopping tour last Friday. Kristie and Adrian were our guides
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MonFam20
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Awesome adventure
Family of four, we had a great time. The captain and guide were friendly and knowledgeable. Even took the time to t
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Chris H
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Fun and entertaining with a side of scallops
Robert and Don were amazing hosts, tour guides and entertainers. For 5 plus hours they taught us about the plants,
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  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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