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Address: 48 NW US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL
Phone Number: 352-794-7227
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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1 of 5 stars 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.

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4 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

My friend was visiting from NY & really wanted to see a manatee. The trip was nice. Upon booming my Groupon, the man did tell me this was towards the end of manatee viewing season (November-March). I opted for no wetsuit, water felt fine to me. The captain Jolly Roger was super nice and funny & informative. The boat started... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Snorkeled with the Manatees in Crystal River. The Captain was outstanding and did a great job finding many spots to get in the water to observe the manatees up close and personal. Our first time snorkeling but we caught on quick. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Friends had a groupon for "swimming with the Manatees" and asked my wife and I if we wanted to come along. At first we were somewhat apprehensive , but after some thought decided it would might be a fun adventure. Wow was it ever. From the moment we got to the dive shop( they also have scuba adventures) and got... More 

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