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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours:...

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains.We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations.

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Extraordinary tour for two

Stacy and Mike, we just can say thank you for these wonderful hours we could spent on your boat. You convinced us to swim with these wonderful animals (maybe because they look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Matthias M
Ingolstadt, Germany
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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stacy and Mike, we just can say thank you for these wonderful hours we could spent on your boat. You convinced us to swim with these wonderful animals (maybe because they look close to what I do 😉), and it was one of the most exciting experiences together in one category with the bears in Alaska or the wildlife in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike and Stacy are the perfect guides for a manatee tour! They appreciate these animals and their environment a lot and look out that you dont disturb them. Other tour guides don't seem to care if people chase the manatees around or separate them from their group. In case you care about animals you should definitely book this tour. As... More 

Thank Nora N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to go snorkeling with manatees, Captain Mike and Stacy Dunn are the way to go. They were very welcoming and knowledgeable every step of the way. Manatees in Paradise is the company to use for this once in a lifetime experience, videographer included! We will definitely be back with friends and family!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience to have Captain Stacy as our guide today! Her expansive knowledge and work with manatees greatly enhanced our experience. Our family walked away from our tour with magical memories and a greater appreciation for the manatee. If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with Mike or Stacy you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stacy and Mike were great guides and very friendly. My husband and I enjoyed spending the 2 hour river trip with them. This was only my second snorkeling adventure and Mike was very helpful with showing me what to do. Swimming with the manatee experience was wonderful and i would definitely to it again, and again, and again!!! They also... More 

Thank Diane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Look no further for a manatee tour company!!! Book husband/wife team Stacy and Mike and you will NOT be disappointed, and I hesitate to say "tour company," because they were both so kind that we felt like we were with friends, not an impersonal company who just wants your business. We learned sooo much about manatees and their environment. They... More 

Thank Gail H
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I have wanted to do this for some time and found Manatees in Paradise. My husband has done before, but following a really bag experience in open water I was always scared. I emailed Stacey before hand and explained I may not go in the water and when we arrived the decision was left totally to me, this was great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Manatees in Paradise is a four star tour operator. Captains Mike and Stacy are not only knowledgeable but care deeply about the manatees. Their boat, wet suits and snorkels were in excellent condition. I went on the tour Thanksgiving weekend, leaned about manatees and then got to get in the water and observe them in their natural environment. I would... More 

Thank Dean C
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We headed to Crystal River for Thanksgiving to swim with the manatees. This is my second swim with Capt. Stacy and Mike, but a first for my daughters (20 and 17). Stacy and Mike care so deeply about manatee conservation and protecting these gentle creatures - that there tour is so dear to their hearts. They truly want each of... More 

Thank Nicki W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Captains Mike and Stacy made our manatee tour unforgettable. They are unbelievably knowledgeable guides and their commitment to manatee conservation and protection make Manatees in Paradise the tour to take. On our tour not only did people get to swim with manatees (an amazing experience by itself!), but we got to witness dolphins having a feast on mullet, a bald... More 

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