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Manatees In Paradise

#2 of 53 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865
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Once in a lifetime opportunity

We had a fantastic experience with Manatees in Paradise. We swam with several manatees and in an... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Nice swimming with manatees

We are carried out with a boat to a spot with manatees. Unfortunately, the water was very muddy, so... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
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No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: May-October due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required by email only -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. LOOK- DON'T TOUCH the wild manatees, touching/rubbing/petting manatees reduces their chance for survival as you habituate them towards boats and people. Keep wildlife wild.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

We had a fantastic experience with Manatees in Paradise. We swam with several manatees and in an area away from the many other tours. Please consider going with this tour as they are running an ethical business, and follow the strict laws around not touching...More

Thank TravelBugOntarioCan
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We are carried out with a boat to a spot with manatees. Unfortunately, the water was very muddy, so it was hard to see the manatees, unless we were very close to them.

Thank seewulf
Reviewed April 14, 2017

My wife wasn't interested in swimming with the manatee's, but I was. Stacy was a wonderful guide and kept us on what few manatees were in the area. The only problem is there are several other guide services in the area and whenever one finds...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

We had some great hours with Stacey and Mike. We were only four in our group so it was a really calm and personal tour. The manatees were a bit tricky today but Stacey and Mike still managed to find a few for us to...More

Thank Kathrine L
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I found this tour on TripAdvisor due to the high rating. A lot of reviews noted that this tour was Eco friendly and very respectful of the animals and the area which is something I wanted. We actually wanted to take this tour last year...More

Thank Tridogs
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Both Captain Mike and Captain Stacy were fabulous hosts for this morning trip. We left the dock at 8am and immediately they took our party of 3 directly to where the manatees lay. It was a tremendous experience to be able swim close to these...More

Thank M_Cabrelli
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Swimming and getting close to these amazing animals is a privilege so we wanted to make sure that we went with the most eco-friendly tour committed to the safety and happiness of this beautiful animal. We chose Mike and Stacy after extensive research on the...More

Thank Laptoplife
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Our adventure with Capts. Stacy and Mike was a year in the making, and it was worth the wait! My husband, two daughters and I had originally booked a tour with them on Spring Break last March. When the day came for our tour, the...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We had the most fantastic morning with Stacy and Mike. They picked us up from the Plantation hotel where we were staying (which was fantastic) and firstly we went to 3 Sisters Springs and saw plenty of manatees (but also plenty of humans!!) It is...More

Thank Danni P
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Once again we had a fantastic snorkeling adventure with Captain Stacy and Captain Mike. They are passionate about what they do and they make the adventure extremely enjoyable.

Thank Liane P
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November 28, 2016|
Response from seacowgirl | Property representative |
When the waters of the Gulf is below 68 degree it varies from year to year.
Nicolas P
April 20, 2015|
Response from seacowgirl | Property representative |
Anytime...we book up fast...if yopu want to tour with us, find a date and email me so we can get you confirmed. I am already taking tour reservations.