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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

#6 of 51 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797
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Manatee trip

Great captains mark and Dustin did a really good job of explaining things and finding manatee... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Geneva R
Grosse Ile, Michigan, United States
via mobile
Great Family experience

We went out with Captain Ross and Captain Memphis. It is late in the season to see manatees in the... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Summer S
via mobile
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797

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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Great captains mark and Dustin did a really good job of explaining things and finding manatee. Wonderful trip 😁

Thank Geneva R
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We went out with Captain Ross and Captain Memphis. It is late in the season to see manatees in the clear spring waters. They located them in the river, naturally the manatees stir up the silt making visibility low. Despite the low visibility Captain Ross...More

Thank Summer S
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We went on our tour at the end of March. Despite ALL of the photos in the ads showing the manatee in the crystal clear water, no one told us that that isn't where the manatee currently residing and that they are few and far...More

2  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

We went on a swim with the manatees trip with John and Jason. They did an excellent job and went way above to help and make it a great trip. We would recommend them as guides .

Thank Mark A
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We knew we were at the tail end of the season, so went to the office to ask if it was still worth going. We were told that while most of the manatees have moved out, there are resident manatees and that the only way...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We went snorkeling with the manatees. We were late in the season and we only saw a few. But, Captain Ed and Captain Bob did their best to ensure that we had the best experience. They took us to Three Sister Springs on the Crystal...More

1  Thank Sheralyn S
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Great trip! We really enjoyed both Captains-- very engaging and personable. Captain Ross (the swimmer) went out of his way to give us all a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Peter02653
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Captain Bob & swimmer Captain John could not have been nicer. Our group of 8 had a blast today. We saw 3 mating manatees, a sleeping manatee, Furbee was released back into the wild, a feeding manatee and bald eagle! 8 thumbs up from all...More

Thank Lovelandmom_12
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Never thought we'd get so close. Great staff and an unbelievable time. The suit takes some getting used to but it works.

Thank gghudson
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Loved the convience of walking to Plantation Inn Dive Shop from hotel, the tour guide did a good job of capturing photos and video with go-pro. These can be purchased after the trip for about $40.

Thank Kimberly M
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Response from Sunshine31LG | Reviewed this property |
They do provide wetsuits and snorkel gear as part of the price. Better wetsuits/thicker than other places. My granddaughter had to go thru a couple wet suits to find the right fit. Give yourselves extra time for that! If you... More