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Manatee Fun Tours

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Manatee Fun Tours offers Private and Semi-Private Manatee Tours Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a privately owned company who will put your fun experiences first. We offer A Big Fun Manatee Tour on an enclosed house style...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4718
+1 352-794-3269
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Crystal River for our anniversary and went on this tour on Dec. 29, 2019. There were not a lot of manatees at that time because there was a warm spell. But Captain Mike and "Manatee Whisperer" Lindsey were great at finding them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amyboh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked the house boat and segway tour for today! Absolutely amazing! Broderick and Matt worked very hard to find the manatees, and ended up getting to snorkel with the most awesome and friendly female manatee!! Afterwards Broderick also tours an amazing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashleylynn0281
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Crystal River several times and have booked tours with several different companies. River Ventures has consistently been the best, especially their private tours! Our Captain Tom and Gavin were awesome! But the staff at check in handle the flow of visitors...More

Thank kurt k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a trip with Troy and Mike on Christmas Eve. They both were wonderful - nice and interesting to talk with, knew everything you could possibly ask on a tour like this and was very considerate for all of us on board. Drinks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 576pernillan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went out on a semi private tour. There were a total of 6 swimmers on a small pontoon houseboat. First you watch a video on how to interact with the manatees then you are fitted with a wetsuit. Snorkel masks provided....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Swimming with manatees was as dream of mine I thought was impossible. I have a neurological musculature disability and I can't walk & rely on a wheelchair. Despite my disability I enjoyed the full tour experience! Getting my chair on & off the boat was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience. My daughter, who is in a wheelchair, has been wanting to do this for many years. Captain John and Crystal were amazing. They were accommodating and helpful with everything we needed. Very knowledgeable. All of the staff were professional and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charlene A
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Captain Broderick & Irish Dave were awesome guides, both made our experience one that we won’t forget. The manatees welfare was their main priority throughout our trip. Would highly recommend. This was our second trip & we’ll definitely be returning for a third. Thanks to...More

Thank 475hollyt
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This company totally disregards the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) laws regarding manatee interaction. I guess they figure good pictures equals better tips. Their "in the water guide" who is supposed to keep tabs on swimmers was actually taking pictures of a swimmer hugging and petting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank hrhdenise
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Captain Broderick and Tom the "Godfather of Manatees" gave us an unbelieveable view to those lovely manatees. My wife enjoyed it reallly very much and I did either. Even I had to leave the water I had lots of fun with Captain Broderick and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 11, 2017|
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Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
Thank you for writing and we would love to have you! Yes, June is a tough time to find manatee in the area, but we almost always see at least a few. As long as you have realistic expectations you will have a wonderful time... More
February 18, 2017|
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Response from ErinE953 | Property representative |
Manatee Season is technically November 15 - March 31st, but since the manatees in our area are wild animals they come and go as they please! So we never really know how many will be where at what time. In general, the... More
February 5, 2016|
Response from morefun2017 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for writing and I would recommend that you check out our webpage for availability and descriptions of our boats and tours. Prices are also clearly marked.