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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone Number: +1 352-795-5797

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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Doggie126
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Misty W
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank jsbello
chattanooga, tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this so much last year that we had to come back and do it again! The only bad thing is Three Sisters is closed and so is Hunter Springs. We were able to use some of the tour last time exploring the beautiful springs more. Today it was harder to locate the manatees and the water was murky.... More 

Thank christienrandy
Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just finished the manatee snorkelling tour and what a great experience. Ross and Dustin made sure that we were able to see these beautiful creatures up close and in their natural habitat and we all had a wonderful time. We saw about five different manatees including a baby which was adorable. Ross and Dustin were very clear on the dos... More 

Thank nickandmel2016
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

all the staff here are very friendly. my boyfriend and i took an 11am tour with captain ed. he was clear with instructions, and clear with everyone that it may take a while to spot a manatee considering the time of year, but luckily it only took us about 5 minutes for him and the other young lady to spot... More 

Thank corporealism
Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We decided to vacation here specifically to swim with manatees. We planned our snorkeling session through the friendly, helpful people at the dive shop. We did the private snorkel trip with Ed Menster. He was very experienced and made us all feel at ease. We had a fantastic time and saw quite a few manatees. It was well worth the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

While staying at the Plantation we had cause to rent a boat from the dive shop. Capt. Ross and rest of the staff, all friendly and energetic young people, were just a pleasure to be around. Friendly, helpful and accommodating in all circumstances. At the last minute, we had more family members than planned and had to change boats. They... More 

Thank Michael H
Cedar Creek, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We took our grand daughter to Crystal River specifically for this Manatee diving experience. She was apprehensive because she has never dived or snorkeled before. (She is 14 years old). The dive shop is located adjacent to the lovely Plantation hotel. Everything is provided--wet suits, snorkels and even coffee on the boat for the non-divers. There had been flooding the... More 

Thank Gayle W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

we did the manatee swim on the Friday of this Memorial weekend. The manatees were scarce and our guide and "captain happy" (their name not mine!) had trouble locating them. Eventually we came across another boat in a side canal that informed us that there were 3 in the area. Just as well they knew because the water was as... More 

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