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Address: 2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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+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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We love Captain Jim O

We had an incredible experience today with Captain Jim O and Dakota. They were both very knowledgeable and made sure we had the best interaction we could with the manatees. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
EGD999
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Scarborough, Maine

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Scarborough, Maine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an incredible experience today with Captain Jim O and Dakota. They were both very knowledgeable and made sure we had the best interaction we could with the manatees. We were able to swim right next to them. We went to multiple spots and in one location we had our own private encounter and I can't believe how many... More 

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Milford, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience snorkeling with the manatees, and I would say it was amazing! We went to the Kings Springs, where we were able to touch a manatee that was swimming by and swam over top of a few others that were resting. This was an amazing experience and I have already recommended it to others! Captain Jim... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the early morning snorkel with the manatees today. We hadn't pre-booked a tour as we got into town late the night before, but Crystal River Watersports were able to accommodate us at short notice - all with a smile. Our captain Leon was great - knowledgeable and very professional as was our great guide Lacy who was so... More 

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Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well-run, professional operation and has very organized and friendly employees (instructors, cashiers, etc.). I had booked my PADI Open Water Checkout dives and we started by practicing surface skills in the bay behind the shop. Then we did two dives at Devil's Den that day and two at Blue Grotto the next day, both sites are about... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent manatee adventure! What could have been a total disaster turned out to be a wonderful day with manatee. Our daughter, visiting with her husband from Seattle, wasn't feeling well. Crystal River Watersports went out of their way to accommodate her so she and her husband could keep the booked tour. This was his first experience up close and personal... More 

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Richmond, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Jim O. and Lacy were fantastic taking us to see the manatees. My adult daughter and I wanted to share this experience together - so glad we did! We are hoping to make a return visit in February 2018 with grandsons.

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had the most amazing time with Captain Robert and Co. Captain Lacey on our manatee trip. We fortunately found Crystal River Watersports on our last-minute planned trip and had a great experience as the staff and crew exceeded our expectations by being both professional and fun. Both Captain Robert and Co. Captain Lacey were extremely knowledgable... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My twin sister and I wanted to celebrate our 50th birthday by swimming with manatees. We went on an usually warm day, it was in the eighties, so most manatees were out in the ocean eating. Our captain, Vince, and our tour guide, Brittany, were determined to find manatees for us. We were able to see a male and a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I went on this tour yesterday and let me tell ya, this is a wonderful company and Captain Jim, Brittany, and Dakota were amazing guides. My friend and I were the only two on this tour, so we got a private tour for no extra cost! The ride out to see the manatees is a bit long,... More 

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Lead, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We were with Capitan Leon and Derek. They are great. Me and a friend that was with us are not swimmers so we were not sure of getting in the water as we could not touch. They did there best to assure us we would be ok. My friend did muster up the courage to get into the water. I... More 

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