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Crystal River Watersports

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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-795-7033
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$137.79*
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Try SCUBA Diving in Crystal River (pool or springs)
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$101.70*
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VIP Manatee Swim Tour
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$68.90*
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
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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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“days inn” (16 reviews)
“manatee tour” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-795-7033
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an outdoor adventurer, I donned a wetsuit and boarded a boat with Crystal River Watersports, who offer two tours daily in winter.  Since it was cold, and I had a bit of a drive, I opted for the 11 am tour instead of departing...More

Thank Debbie M
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Crystal River Watersports. It is always a pleasure to take out guests who are as passionate about manatees as we are, and who embrace the idea of passive observation. It is a unique experience...More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! Booking over the phone was a breeze, and everything was explained/laid out well on the website. When we got to the shop, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. After the briefing, it was off the manatees, and along the way, we learned a...More

Thank Bernard S
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We really enjoyed having you on our tour. Our whole staff works really hard to be professional, knowledgeable and fun, and it makes our day when we succeed. We will make sure to share this with our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the privilege of snorkeling with the manatees with the well educated and highly experienced guides of Crystal River Watersports. It was definitely worth the small amount you pay for an unforgettable experience. Thank you to my guides who were very educated and made the...More

Thank MikePetrone
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking a tour with us and for writing such an awesome review. We were so happy that we could get you on the boat of your choice, and that you had a good time. Our staff works hard to learn...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 7 am snorkel tour, which departs at 7:30 and took most of an hour to get to our snorkeling spot ('the keyhole'). It was crowded (10 other tour boats) when we got there, but it soon thinned down to three. Even with...More

Thank James S
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our shop, we really appreciate it. You are absolutely correct that the best time to see manatees is when it is cold, and on the earliest trip available. That gives you the greatest chance to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the VIP tour and everyone was thrilled. It's definitely a MUST-DO activity. We were two families with 3 children aged from 6 to 13. More than adults, the kids were having fun. The weather was cold but the moment we were in water,...More

Thank Prashant_Malhotra
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a great time on your VIP tour. You are absolutely right that the best way to experience a manatee snorkel is to simply float and leave all of the interaction...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the weather was very cold and rainy we had a super cool manatee tour with these guys. Thank you very much for the great adventure!More

Thank Riana F
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Riana, we are so happy that you and your friends braved the very wet and windy morning to do the manatee tour with us. Thank you so very much for the review- and we hope to see you when it is warmer so you can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked this trip for my birthday, swimming with manatees is something I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a little girl. We came down & brought our 16 & 8 year old boys. Robert was our boat captain, Yvette was our guide, these...More

Thank Hailey M
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hailey, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I love looking at the pictures of you and your family with the manatees! The huge smile on your face just makes me smile in return. Robert and Yvette had such a great time with all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went on a Manatee tour on December 27 and it was an amazing experience. Our captain John and our guide Jess were so friendly and helpful during our Manatee and boat experience. We went early in the morning and they had...More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Haley, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that you had a good time on your tour, and that you enjoyed your time with John and Jess. Seeing the smiling faces during and after the tours makes our jobs some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Manatee tour was amazing and Captain Robert was very educational and fun to talk to. He and Jessica made sure we saw at least a few Manatees so our day wasn't a bummer. We saw at least 5 manatees very close up and they...More

Thank essentiallyhobbs
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you and your family for choosing us at Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for taking the time to leave us a review- we appreciate it very much. Both Robert and Jessica had a great time with your family, and really enjoyed spending...More

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salbi246
October 29, 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Good Morning Mrs. Sally, According to google maps, Kissimee is approximately 2 hours away from us here in Crystal River. Here in the Crystal River area we see manatees year round. Although during the summer there are only... More
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Cadill
February 15, 2015|
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Response from smt499 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was Peck's Old Port Cove Restaurant out on a peninsula just south of Crystal River
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Chinah0rse
January 14, 2015|
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Response from Rebecca A | Reviewed this property |
My tour captian with Crystal River Watersports was great! He got us as close to the action as possible so if we were too cold to get in we could still see the manatees. Plus they stayed pretty close to the people and the... More
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