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Manatees In Paradise

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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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

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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Awesome day with Captains Mike & Stacy

A big thanks to Mike & Stacy for delivering another wonderful adventure with the manatees. There aren't many people who know more about manatees than Mike & Stacy and we were... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
Ocala, Florida

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Ocala, Florida
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6 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

A big thanks to Mike & Stacy for delivering another wonderful adventure with the manatees. There aren't many people who know more about manatees than Mike & Stacy and we were fortunate to be able to spend the morning with them learning about these amazing gentle creatures. Their passion and commitment to the continued protection of the manatees comes through... More 

Thank GeorgiaPeachinFL
2 reviews
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Dear Capt. Stacy an Capt. Mike we are back in Germany and we don’t want to miss to thank you again for letting us come to the Manatees with you. It sure is one of our greatest experience in all our nature trips all over the world. Also a very big hug to you guys for the wonderfull photos and... More 

Thank stephan v
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Our tour guides, Stacy & Mike, were BEYOND NICE & INFORMATIVE! They have a TRUE PASSION for the Manatees. We saw PLENTY of manatees with their babies. One even came up to our boat to eat the moss off the anchor rope. SO COOL!!! SKIP the theme parks and drive out to Crystal River to do the "Manatees in Paradise"... More 

Thank JKinMilw
1 review
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Stacy and Mike are ambassadors for manatee and their knowledge and passion is rewarding as a customer and as someone who supports the Save The Manatee Club. The difference between Stacy and Mike and others are that they are committed to rescuing manatee and play a part in making their lives better and saving as many manatee as they can.... More 

Thank Dan B
1 review
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Getting to see manatees in their natural habitat while visiting or living in Florida is a must and Mike and Stacy make the experience incredibly memorable. Their passion for the manatees is evident and they also strive to educate all of their guests on their tours. They stress the importance of passive observation and are extremely respectful to these animals.... More 

Thank NikkiP27
Citrus Hills, Florida
1 review
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I am very pleased with Manatees in Paradise. Last year a small group of family and friends took a boat ride with them to celebrate my husband’s birthday – and I booked with them again this month to snorkel with my Scandinavian relatives in Three Sisters Springs. Captains Stacy and Mike are very careful to educate people about how to... More 

Thank MaryMc123
Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This is a great way to see our beautiful Florida manatees in an environmental conscientious way. Captain Mike and Stacy Dunn are wonderful guides and have a lot of information to share about their experience with the manatees and how all of us can help the manatee. We had a small group on our boat...4 with Captain Stacy and a... More 

Thank lindagT8754UU
Rochester, New York, United States
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133 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

My daughter received a recommendation to book a swimming-with-manatees tour with Manatees in Paradise and it was a fantastic recommendation. Mike and Stacy are passionate protectors of the manatees and habitat surrounding them, and they were wonderful guides and teachers. One suggestion - go in the winter and when it is cold and raining. The manatees go in to the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

Experiencing manatees with "Manatees in Paradise" was the highlight of our Florida vacation. Stacy and Mike were the perfect guides on a cold January day with many manatees around. They truly care for these beautiful, gentle animals and make sure that all swimmers interact with the manatees in a respectful, passive manner. We learned a lot about manatee habitat and... More 

Thank Ann711
Ingolstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 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 

Thank Matthias M

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