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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-795-5797
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Awesome manatee swim!

We had a great swim this morning with Dustin and Capt Thaisy! They were knowledgeable, helpful and fun for our manatee swim, and made sure we were comfortable and got as much out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
LisaKathleenK
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great swim this morning with Dustin and Capt Thaisy! They were knowledgeable, helpful and fun for our manatee swim, and made sure we were comfortable and got as much out of the swim as possible. I highly recommend this fun excursion!

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Thank LisaKathleenK
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The boat trips are busy so it's important to book in advance. We did the hour scenic boat trip. It was great. Captain John was knowledgeable and made it fun but was safety aware too. We saw manatees and the boat was stopped to allow us time to look when a manatee came along side us. Lovely relaxing hour. Make... More 

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Thank Anne G
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This excursion lived up to my excitement about swimming with manatees! We had a group of 10 on our boat. The dive shop provides wet suits, snorkels, and masks. Bring your own wet shoes to keep your feet warm if you have them but are not necessary. Fins are not allowed because they might hurt the manatees and stir up... More 

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Thank MandM_Morgan
Kapolei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Can't say enough good things about Plantation Adventures' tour to swim with the manatees at Crystal River. First they make sure everyone understands how to have safe encounters with the manatees so that neither the swimmer or manatee get hurt. Safety and manatee protection first -- love that. Our captains, Dustin and Misty were excellent. They were friendly and attentive;... More 

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Thank happyretiree1968
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Captains Dustin and Thaisy did a great job. This was our third time snorkeling with the Dive Shop and have had a great time each time. Highly recommend!

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Thank Christi W
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dustin and Thaisy were excellent guides and provided us an experience beyond our expectations. Although we were told there were fewer manatees in the springs this year due to warmer temperatures in the gulf, we were fortunate to see several, some of which swam up to us and touched us.

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Thank hoffdr
Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to do a boat ride to see the manatees but were having a hard time finding a place to do a boat ride. Stopped here and decided what the heck, lets swim with them. I do not swim so was a little apprehensive about it but wanted to go. They assured me the wet suit would keep me... More 

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Thank wildcanaries
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theisy and Dustin were very good tour guides. It was very entertaining for my family and friend. Dustin was thorough in instructing us, in the water he checked in with his group to keep track of everyone, helped me and others to see the manatees and made sure everyone was ok and comfortable. I thought he did a great job... More 

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Thank JenniNaughton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My ten year old son has autism, and was very afraid to go in to the water. I fully expected that he would not be able to handle it, but our captains, Dustin and Misty were able to get him in the water quickly and easily. Then, on top of that, Dustin didn't leave him till he was ready, and... More 

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Thank Joanna T
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked an early morning trip to swim with the Manatees with Plantation Adventure Center in Crystal River, Florida. Somehow our alarm clock failed to go off and when did awake we realized that we had messed up. Well we went in and explained and the good folks there were very gracious and booked us for the next available... More 

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