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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
Phone Number: +1 352-795-5797
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The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...

The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters.

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A Great Adventure with Capt. Dustin

We have never been scalloping before but this was a fun trip. Dustin was an excellent guide and helped us a great deal with our haul of scallops. He pointed out many great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FloJo34957
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Tarpon Springs, Florida

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been scalloping before but this was a fun trip. Dustin was an excellent guide and helped us a great deal with our haul of scallops. He pointed out many great sightings of wild life and took the time to slow down so we could get a good look. We saw alligators, dolphin, a turtle, and manatee from... More 

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KEY LARGO FLORIDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dive Shop, Miss Frances helpful & kind to our big group ages 5-87. CAPT ROSS, the BEST ! Dive Master. He made certain each of us saw manatees and enjoyed a great cruise. The crew was so helpful & kind. We look forward to returning again !

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BOWLING GREEN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time on the boat with the very helpful staff, Captains Greg and Misty. Our group of eight ladies enjoyed this immensely and you will too! Snorkeling within inches of this large mammals while they munch on sea grasses is not to be missed!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it. What a great time. Really nice boat ride through a beautiful area. The snorkeling was relaxing and fun. Scallops were only a few feet down and easy to get once you spotted them. Captain Ed was knowledgeable, friendly and made it a very special trip. With him in the water with us it helped us come home with... More 

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Thank Linnea A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this dive shop because its very near the Plantation Hotel. We booked one snorkeling tour in Crystal River and a scuba diving tour to Rainbow River. Excellent both.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the beginning of the tour you are shown a video of all the things not to do that could scare the manatees but then on the tour we were encouraged to surround and chase the manatees and the captain was touching and holding them. We understand they wanted to ensure we saw them but our whole family got out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did end of July swim with the manatees. Of course there aren't as many manatees around in July when compared to the winter months in this area. We saw/swam with 5 manatees. There were quite a few boats from other outfitters doing the same as us; it seemed like a race to see the first one. Saw a baby manatee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We went there to dock our boat. They are very reasonable on there prices. $10 for the day. They are fast and efficient about getting boats in. Nice people and clean.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We had a great trip with the crew at the Plantation Inn Dive Shop. Swimming with the Manatee's was such a treat and my entire family had a great time. If you have any time at all and want a great place to stay you have to check out the Plantation Inn and the Adventure Center, time of your life... More 

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Thank Misty W
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Captain Ed made our trip special in many ways. From his outstanding knowledge of the Crystal River waters to the outstanding personal service he renders to all, you will have a fantastic experience!

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