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Family Adventure Charters

#7 of 51 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
+1 352-445-5489
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I was travelling back home from Lutz, Florida and set up a 7:30AM Manatee interaction with my wife... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Donald C
Fort Worth, Texas
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On Friday, June 9th, 2017, we chartered Family Adventure Charters for a manatee snorkeling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Family Adventure Charters specializes in Private Manatee Tours, Fishing Tours, Dolphin Tours, Kayak Rentals Eco Tours. Family Adventure Charters can accommodate large groups for specialized tours. Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins and last minute tours requests are welcome. The boat is has an on board rest room & changing room. The boat is also pet friendly, child safe, handicap accessible.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
+1 352-445-5489

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was travelling back home from Lutz, Florida and set up a 7:30AM Manatee interaction with my wife. These tours have a maximum of 6 people on them so you will get a very personal experience. In my wife and I's case, the other 4...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, we chartered Family Adventure Charters for a manatee snorkeling excursion. My husband and I had the boat to ourselves, along with Captain Chaz. This is the off-season for manatees, but Capt. Chaz still managed to find manatees for us to...More

Thank emher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day out swimming with the manatee, the crew were really friendly and couldn't do enough to ensure we all got plenty of time in the water. Would really recommend you give these guys a go, best fun ever.

Thank debmorris1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time today. Our captain went above and beyond to ensure that we had a memorable time and were able to interact with these amazing and gentle creatures.

Thank Beatriz C
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Tour! Staff was very welcoming and helpful. We were in the water for over a hour with the manatees. We even hung out with baby manatees. The boat guide was fun and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended this vacation experience!

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

This was a great day! The Manatees were out and about! The crew was great and polite and clean bathrooms and areas to change. If you listen to them and do what they tell you to do and not to do you will have a...More

Thank TLC B
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Captain Tim and his crew were great beyond words. We had Captain Stacy as our guide and he was very informative and went overboard( no really ) to look for manatee and whatever creatures he could find. We saw 2 osprey nests with mother and...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Wow, I could not have had a more perfect experience. Captain Tim Took my daughter and I out and made sure we were comfortable and had a terrific experience. He was very informative and patient with our questions. We could really tell he cares for...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Crystal River is one of my favorite places to Kayak. However I don't own a kayak and need to rent one. When my wife asks why I don't buy a kayak, I reply it's a lot easier and less stress to rent it from Family...More

Thank snies
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see these huge creatures right next to you. Our captain, Chaz, was great. He found the manatees quickly and had tons of patience with our two 5 year olds and non stop questions from our 8 year old. We learned so much about...More

Thank jmorse78
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Una N
How far in advance should you book your tour? We are visiting Florida in October 2017. Just want to be prepared! Thanks Una
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
I tell every one as soon as you know what day and time,I would go ahead and make a reservation. Thanks Capt.Tim
Alisa G
Is there a better time during the day to take the manatee tour (morning, late morning or afternoon)? We will be visiting in June. Thanks!
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
Hello Alisa, I always do recommend the early morning,(7:30 AM).Thanks Capt.Tim
Is their a minimum age requirement ?
August 27, 2016|
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Response from ScubaSik | Reviewed this property |
No. As far as we know all ages welcome, but it is snorkeling so they should know how to swim. They should also be mature and be able to follow directions. It is an absolutely amazing experience and everyone should be able... More