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Family Adventure Charters

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was THE best experience of our entire trip! We almost didn’t do it because I was worried about the cool temperatures, but Captain Tim assured me it would feel like bath water, and he was right. He and Captain Chaz took very good care...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vkreed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a tour with Captain Tim Family Adventures in late October. For the 7:30 expedition, my husband and I were so fortunate to be alone with our guide and captain onboard. Engines on, slowly leaving the mooring place, engines off....there they were : “a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elainelefebvre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5th time using Capt Tim. This time Capt Chas was our guide. Another totally AWESOME adventure. Great Manatee encounters and great day on the water. Will ALWAYS use Family Adventure Charters and recommend them to everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Experience of a lifetime with the manatees I’ll always share. Plan on coming back again and again. Chaz was a great captain and made our crew feel welcome and comfortable!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caseylynnh94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was cleaning up my business cards and realized I never left a review for Captain Tim. Who would take you out on a tour by yourself because that was the only time I had? Well Tim did January 2017. I drove 1.5 hours to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience, from making the reservation to boarding, everything was well done. Staff is polite and very patient. I was with my sister and two children ages 11 and 10; they did great! We got to swim and observe the manatees up CLOSE! I got...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Family_Charters, Owner at Family Adventure Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Darlene & Sister, I am so glad the young men got a close up experience,we talked while you were in the rest room,they told me they were excited.Glad every thing went according to plan,please come back to see us.Thanks Capt.Tim

Reviewed November 5, 2018

We booked with Family Adventure Charters around 2 months ago. We picked a good time to come, as the Manatees were just starting to move into the springs from the coast, as the Gulf temperature has dropped below 70 degrees. Everything went as planned. Captain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Family_Charters, Owner at Family Adventure Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

I am pleased every thing went to your expectations and we do thank you for the review.Hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I am a Florida resident for 50 years and I wish I had done this swim before. First of all when you get there and park you meet the staff who were nice. Then you meet Captain Tim and see a short video about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashbon123
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been on many tours to interact with manatees. But never has it been so good as with Captain Tim’s boat. The captain knew where to go and when. And A very nice guy too. The only place We will ever...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annette L
Reviewed October 28, 2018

at first we were greeted by the lovely staff and were educated about how to keep these majestical creatures safe for around 10 minutes. we were then suited up in wetsuits and were kindly given blankets by the staff in case we got colder later...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Una N
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
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
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