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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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Wonderful Time!

We had a great time. Out captain was awesome, very imformative & very patient with us. The water was cold but so worth it. Our captain showed us all around the area & didn't keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dana H
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time. Out captain was awesome, very imformative & very patient with us. The water was cold but so worth it. Our captain showed us all around the area & didn't keep us grounded to just one area. We saw a few manatees & also saw Three Sisters Springs. Overall, well worth the money & we will... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a day off from the theme parks and drove to Crystal River for a manatee tour. We were greeted with hospitality. Not sure what to expect, we were told up front that there were very few around at this time of year. The kids were given wet suits to wear, and we were off. The two guides, Brittany... More 

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Thank Noel K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are on our honeymoon and snorkelled with the manatees yesterday. It was a fantastic experience and Lacey & Leon (captain & guide) were great. We were a little disappointed that we didn't see more manatees in the clear water like the pictures showed but as its summer and less manatees are around guess it can't be helped. Had a... More 

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Thank Holly I
Albany, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! Even though it was off season we got to see 6 manatees. Two sets of mom and babies. They took great pictures and knew right where to go. . The captain knew a lot about all the wildlife and the history of crystal river. Definitely will be returning

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Festus, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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1 Thank katidic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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Thank Sylwia S
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 June 19, 2016

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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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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1 Thank Dale F
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 

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