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Family Adventure Charters

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Family Adventure Charters
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. Our captains are USCG licensed, and excursions are in offshore cruiser, comfortable pontoon boat or large multi-passenger tour boat. Most charters are offered year round. Manatee charters are best during the winter months, and scalloping trips are limited to the July through Sept season. At Family Adventure Charters we strive to be the best. Our mission is to give our customers the best experience possible when you walk though our doors. We might not be the biggest, but we are the best. A Family Adventure Charter is much more than just a “tour" it is an experience to remember!
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TerryLu wrote a review Oct 9
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Got lucky finding this company after leaving 3 messages with another “fun dive” company who didn’t return my calls. I called to reserve as they don’t book on line. Captain Tim simply took my name & number to confirm our tour. They called me 2 hours prior to remind/double check we were still going since we didn’t have to pay in advance like other companies. I like this old fashioned way Of doing business. All staff were friendly, helpful and prompt. We were educated on laws regulating swimming with manatees, provided wet suits and masks. Both were clean & sanitized. Building & boat were also clean. They had nice dressing rooms for changing clothes after the dive. It took a while to see our first pair of manatees but they weren’t interested in hanging around so we didn’t go in. Captain Tim knows his stuff. Toured us around beautiful Kings Bay and back canals until we finally found a few manatees. It was a wonderful experience in the water especially when one submerged for air 6” from me. From the boat, the Captain announced the directions to locate the cows for us while we were in the water which was so helpful. The trick is to stay quiet and just let them swim near you. It was an amazing activity to witness. We highly recommend this company.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Lynn V wrote a review Sep 2021
Dayton, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
Capt. Tim was great! He watched us the whole time we were in the water to make sure we were minding our manners. We where glad to see that as we care about these beautiful animals and want them to be protected. Everything was provided. Equipment was clean and in good order. A fun day!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Allison B wrote a review Aug 2021
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This excursion was everything we had hoped for!! We had the perfect mother-daughter experience swimming with the manatees and the captain made sure we were well taken care of. We got to spend so much time in the water, up close with the manatees! Would definitely recommend Family Adventure Charters.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Cat and Will wrote a review Aug 2021
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Excellent service with a friendly and accommodating staff. The trip was better than we imagined possible. We were taken to a quiet area and within 30 minutes we were playing with manatees. Awesome birthday experience. Worth the two hour drive and every penny spent. Captain Carlos was great, really friendly and informative. We will definitely return in the future and this is the place to go if you really want the best service. Thanks Tim and Carlos. - Will and Cathi
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2021
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This was a Birthday Bucket list item and we were thrilled. The experience of interacting with these gentle giants was great. We encountered two separate manatees. The first really enjoyed the attention and hung out for over a half hour allowing all of us to interact with it. We had two pontoon boats with six clients on board with the Captains. The Captains were informative and instructive helping to enhance the experience directing us how to behave so not to frighten the manatee. The second manatee was just shy and kept moving away. I would highly recommend this experience and these Captains. It is a privilege anytime wild animals feel comfortable enough to allow us to join their space. Thank you Captain Tim.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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