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Address: 2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: +1 352-795-7033
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a...

Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River.

Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water

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An amazing time!

Even though summer months are not the prime time for manatee watching, we were able to see many and experience a once in a lifetime experience! One good thing about this group is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BarbaraJ16
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Festus, Missouri

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Festus, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though summer months are not the prime time for manatee watching, we were able to see many and experience a once in a lifetime experience! One good thing about this group is they do not pack their boats with tons of people--six or less. In fact, booking the first morning boat out, my husband and I ended up being... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time! Captain Christian was very accommodating. We got to see two Manatee up close, even though it was off-season. I would recommend the five hour tour so you can snorkel in the golf of Mexico as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is my favorite! best to make reservations in advance. Watersports provides you a 3.4 hour trip to the manatee. You get for the price of only $ 40 / person set for snorkelling, mask, wetsuit, life jacket and swim on the surface of a quietly waiting for a hug manatee. Impressions amazing !!!!

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked up with my girlfriend for 5th of July but after she decided not to go I went of my own. I was the only person there and they still took me out. Even though it's not mani tee season we still had an amazing experience and found and swam with many manatees . Both the diver and captain... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the 2nd time I had scalloped with my grandson in the area. The first time we rented from a captain with his private boat in Homosassa for $100 more. All in all this was a great adventure and one I would do again with Crystal River Watersports.

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John E, Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your scalloping charter with us last year. The 2016 scallop season will be starting soon and we hope to see you and your grandson again if you are in the Crystal River area. Thank you so much for your review. More 

Cloverdale, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Went with Crystal River Watersports to swim with the Manatees. It had been a long time dream and this did not disappoint. Knowledgeable staff, great boats all added up to an incredible experience. I won't hesitate to come back.

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John E, Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your manatee tour. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time, and that we could make your experience a great one. We hope that if you are ever in the area, you come back and visit us again. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

As a Florida native and sampling everything this great state has to offer, the first on my list is Crystal River Watersports. From the minute you get there you know you are about to experience something special.The ride to the manatee snorkel is well worth the price alone, Great value;, better yet great fun! My children ask to do it... More 

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John E, General Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

The staff at Crystal River Watersports tries to make everyone's trip special and fun. As the children get older we can introduce them to SCUBA too :-) Thanks for making us a part of your special days. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My son and I dove the Rainbow River Drift Dive with Crystal River watersports. Brittany was an amazing and fun guide for our underwater tour. She was fun, professional, and informative, and we really enjoyed our day!!

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John E, General Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Crystal River Watersports is glad to have Brittany as one of our dive professionals. While she is very professional and safe, she makes the activities fun for everyone. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to spend our date day swimming with the manatees. This was a wonderful experience for our first time snorkeling and swimming with manatees. It was just my husband, the Captain and myself. We were able to interact with 3 very friendly manatees and just relax and enjoy the day. I can not wait till our... More 

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John E, General Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank You. The captains at Crystal River Watersports try their best to get everyone a memorable interaction. We are glad you enjoyed your date and look forward to meeting the rest of the family. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 had a fantastic time on the water!!! We went out with Capt. Christian og Brittany and had a wonderful trip! We found a mom and her few weeks old baby, and baby was allowed to play with us humans, while mom was eating Amazing experience that went above our vildest dreams, as we knew that it... More 

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John E, Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Christian and Brittany are truly assets for Crystal River Watersports. We are glad you enjoyed your time with them and more importantly experiencing Florida's Nature Coast with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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