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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34428-3929
Phone Number: 352-794-7227

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Off Season but On Point!

I have never swam with manatees. Shucks, I've never really swam. So when Groupon offered me and my colleague a chance to interact with these gentle aquatic giants, it was--quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hartford, Connecticut

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously swimming with manatees will be great with any company. My boyfriend and I found this group through Groupon. We were staying in Daytona Beach, so it was a good 2.5 hour drive to Adventure Diving...seemed worth it. We drove to the location listed on their website....waited several minutes and called multiple times...only to find out they moved to a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never swam with manatees. Shucks, I've never really swam. So when Groupon offered me and my colleague a chance to interact with these gentle aquatic giants, it was--quite like a scene with Marlon Brando--an offer that I could not refuse. On the tail-end of our business trip, we headed on over to Crystal River and engaged in a... More 

Thank Brianimated
Durham, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We came back this year because we had a great experience last time and I cannot believe we had an even more amazing time! Captain Joe was able to spot manatees from far away and we were lucky enough to swim with 9+ manatees in clear waters. It is definitely the off season and we were very lucky with the... More 

Thank Michelle R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We bought groupon tickets. It worked well - because we were a family of 5 - with 3 minor kids - we had a semi private tour. We had captain Dave with us - he was great! Though it was off season we saw a lot of manatees! - and snorkled up close with. Even a mother and a baby.... More 

Thank christina a
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Let me start out by clearing the air from reviews I've seen that were negative and why I think that was. First and foremost LISTEN to the rules of interaction with the Manatees. DONT be "one of those people" that think you can go into a wild habitat and do what you want. These are endangered animals, peaceful and gentle.... More 

Thank SnK68
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Bought a Groupon for snorkeling with the manatees and truly, would have paid full price for this! Such an amazing experience and Phil our tour guide was the best! He coached everyone though the entire experience, me as well! Will do this again when I come back to visit!

Thank twinpetunia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

If its a slow season? Don't take our money! Over $500 plus 4 hours driving. They shouldnt take reservations if its not a good time. Didnt even offer a discount.

Thank google2311
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

It was awesome to get in the water with the manatees. Going off season (now) you don't get to see too many but captain Joe was able to spot a ton of them. It's his 6th sense and he knows a ton about the area and manatees. The visibility wasn't that great because of the season and tides. We did... More 

Thank The_Exec_Backpacker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Booked a semi private outing to snorkel with manatees with Captain Joe. 3 out of 4 had never been snorkeling before. Captain was an excellent instructor with a great sense of humor. After the training session all of us were confident and ready to swim with the manatees. Captains respect and knowledge of the manatees in their element made the... More 

Thank JMarson2016
Lake Wales,FL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

On 3/19/16 we took our 2 Granddaughters on what should have been a fun Snorkeling with the Manatees Trip. I called in advance to ensure that the heavy rain was not a problem; I was told that we were "good to go". From the moment we set foot on the boat the "Captain" told us repeatedly that we couldn't have... More 

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