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Crystal River Watersports

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Crystal River Watersports
Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. Designated a certified Guardian Guide shop by the Save the Manatee Club, Crystal River Watersports offers 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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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

Focus on Florida's flora and fauna during this half-day tour in Crystal River. Sail past a national wildlife refuge, a state nature preserve, and an archaeological park on route to snorkel with native manatees. This boat tour is easy with all transportation provided and gives you a full picture of the natural elements that make this area of the country unique. All instruction and safety information for the swim with the manatees is provided by your guide.
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150 to 180 minutes
from $73.50

VIP Manatee Swim Tour

Enjoy upgrades to a standard swim-with-manatees tour with this VIP upgrade option. In addition to the memorable experience of swimming in the manatees natural habitat in Crystal River, you'll benefit from a slew of special features. Wetsuits keep you warmer with the addition of lycra socks and knit caps, and you'll rest in comfort with a full-length fleece boat coat for the ride there and back. End your adventure with fresh-baked goods, hot chocolate, and the ability to take home photos of your experience on a digital drive.
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150 to 210 minutes
from $108.48

Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

Spend a day exploring Florida’s Nature Coast on this tour that combines two adventures in one. First, observe manatees in their natural habitat. After a break for lunch, suit up to snorkel or scuba dive in Rainbow River. Along the way, look for many species of wildlife including otters, birds, turtles, alligator gar, and more.
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3 hours
from $169.60

Fresh n Salty Boat Tour of Florida's Nature Coast

Go snorkeling on Florida's Nature Coast on a half-day boat tour from Crystal River. Pass by archaeological sites, and go into a state nature preserve, a National Wildlife Refuge, and the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel with manatees, and look for bat fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and more. Your small-group tour is limited to six people, and includes use of snorkeling equipment, and boat transport.
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5 hours
from $110.62

Try SCUBA Diving in Crystal River with Pool or Springs option

Get to know the basics of SCUBA on this activity in Crystal River. With the leadership of a PADI-certified instructor, you'll learn about diving theory and practice your underwater breathing before heading to the local pool or Hunter Spring to put your skills to work. This course is aimed at beginner divers trying out SCUBA for the first time; all equipment is included.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $141.33
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Karin wrote a review Yesterday
Orlando, Florida4 contributions
We had a great Captain and Wendy was an awesome Scalloping Guide.!Great time for all!Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sooner65 wrote a review Yesterday
Seminole, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time scalloping with Capt Vince and Don. This was our first time scalloping and we had a blast. There were two of us with Don as our in water guide. Combined we can home with two gallons of great tasting scallops. We had no idea they could be eaten raw but
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DammonRN wrote a review Aug 4
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We recently got home from our Manatee swim. We had an amazing time. I've had a love of Manatees for many years, but I've never had the experience of swimming with them. I decided to book the trip for myself, my husband, & 3 kids (8,9,12). After arriving at the shop, you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour. Manatees are so amazing and it is always a great experience to share with family. The Nature Coast has so many beautiful sights, and nothing in the world is like a manatee. We are so happy that you enjoyed the time spent with Captain Jim, Dakota and the manatees- they are both great at their jobs. Thank you again for going out with us, and for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it.
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Caitlin H wrote a review Jul 2020
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Wendy and Robert were so great! Our group of 6 had an awesome time and then took our scallops to a local restaurant that cooked them up and they were delicious!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your terrific review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write one for us at Crystal River Watersports. Wendy and Robert are great, and they had such a wonderful time with your group. We are delighted that all of you had a great time, and enjoyed your bounty!
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Christina C wrote a review Jul 2020
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Went scalloping with a group of 8 and took 2 boats out. Scheduling was very easy and they answered all my questions. We had a great time with our captains and guides Don, Chris, Vince, and Robbie. They were knowledgeable and made it fun. We stopped at 3 different locations and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for choosing our shop, Crystal River Watersports for your tour. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. Scalloping is a great summer activity- fun on the water, in the sun and and seeing all the amazing creatures in the Gulf of Mexico. We are so glad you had a great time with our team! All of our boats are private and have a max occupancy of 6, but as you found out- we can easily have 2 boats go out to the Gulf together so we can accommodate larger groups. Hope you enjoyed the delicious scallops that you found!
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