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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +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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Great experience for the family

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Captain Mike and Captain Stacy were so knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care about the safety and comfort of the manatees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
Marianne M
Fishers, Indiana

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Captain Mike and Captain Stacy were so knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care about the safety and comfort of the manatees. They were also very kind and patient with our kids (ages 8 and 10) and did everything in their power to make sure we got the most out of... More 

Thank Marianne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderfull time with captain Mike and captain Stacy. Although there weren't so many manatees, they knew where they could find them. They could tell us a lot about the manatees. We were also lucky to see some dolphins at the end of our trip. If you would like to go on a tour, i would strongly recommand... More 

Thank Margrit S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Terrific morning with Mike and Stacy who obviously deeply care for their local environment and their guests. We saw plenty of manatees and enjoyed swimming the beautiful crystal river. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank MaxJoJohn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Lisa and I want to both thank you so much for a wonderful morning! We could not have asked for anything more. In fact, we have already recommended your trip to another visitor that we met at the Crystal River State Reserve and Park. She was concerned about how many of the tour leaders exploit the manatees. I reassured her... More 

Thank E G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Stacy is so professional and also funny. We had a great time and learned a lot about Manatees and the nature there.

Thank Zvika M
Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

My family and I used this company last April, they came over from England and we're not disappointed. My brother came out this year and after hearing all the hype about Cpt Mike and the amazing manatees he wanted to do a tour. This time we went out with Cpt Stacy, she was amazing and so personable. We lucked out... More 

Thank MrsP2401
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We had a wonderful manatee tour with Captain Mike of Manatees in Paradise. Our family vacation was in late March in 2016 (our Spring Break) and snorkeling with manatees at Crystal River was one of the main reasons for our choice of destination. Due to warm weather and increasing water temperatures, many of the manatees had moved out of the... More 

Thank Scott S
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We did the private trip option with Capt's Stacy and Mike to see and swim with Manatees. Despite being the start of off season for Manatee's our Capt's used their detailed knowledge of the area to find some for us and guided us through a wonderful afternoon out on the Water. We couldn't recommend them enough. Do take drinks with... More 

Thank Parkersx3
north beach, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Captain Stacy and Captain Mike are the best. Accommodating, kind, patient and resposible. The best this experience can provide and I am grateful and thankful they gave us such a great experience and are there to care for the manatees!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We booked a tour for 5 of us and were NOT disappointed. Captain Mike was very considerate, especially when we had one of our party decide not to swim, and another who took her place. One of the best things about this experience was his passion for the manatees. He was as excited as us to see them! Also, the... More 

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