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Bird's Underwater

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It was amazing!

It was an incredible experience, the absolute highlight! At 6 o'clock in the morning our tour... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
svenschall
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Frechen, Germany
Quality Over Quantity

I booked a last minute swim with manatees this past Sunday (September 16). It was raining, so I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DRR111
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Bird's Underwater Dive Center offer manatee snorkel tours, waterfront location, Swimming with the manatees in Crystal River, small group 6 person only tours with meals included, Manatee surface tours, Manatee educational tours, Manatee Awareness...more
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300 N US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an incredible experience, the absolute highlight! At 6 o'clock in the morning our tour started! We were only 4 people on the boat, 2 guides and we. We were the first on the water and saw a manatee mom and her baby. What...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a last minute swim with manatees this past Sunday (September 16). It was raining, so I was pleased to find out that the tour was still. Captain Brody was fantastic. He has a wealth of knowledge about manatees and is passionate about their...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely review, there is a balance between interaction with manatees and conservation. The proof is in the ever increasing numbers of manatees in our area. Fortunately we have not been effected by red tide, and our local Homosassa Springs State Park 9 miles south of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such an Amazing trip! We had our kids ages 5-14 and they had a blast! Captain Glenn and Bree were so kind and fun to have as our guides. They made sure to make it a great swim. There was only a few...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We will make sure to tell Glenn and Bree your family trip was memorable. Now that you are an official snorkeler, come back and we will teach you how to scuba dive, bring the family, it's hard to have the type of experience that puts...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from the UK, this was our first experience of swimming with manatee. We weren't disappointed - after watching a safety video on how to behave around the manatee and having been warned that the conditions weren't favourable, we set out from the dock at...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We love our guests from the UK, you add a real touch of class to the dive shop with your lovely speaking voices, send your relatives and friends. We will always do our best to make your experience memorable!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When no other outfitters had available tours, these guys called around and found a captain who was happy to come in and take us out on an eco tour. We were only there for 24 more hours, so were very appreciative! Capt'n Glenn was informative,...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Excellent. Sept and May and the slowest months of the year so it's not business as usual, but we still have faithful captains on our roster. Capt. Glen never fails to pick up his phone ! Good choice to fit in one more tour, that's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rob, Brody, and Bree were friendly, helpful, and entertaining. They were clear about expectations and we were told we may not get a great manatee encounter like you see in the pictures. But, we got out there and came face to face with a mother...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh the Huge Manantee's, you are a match to my sense of humor, and obviously a very good client. You appreciate the fact that you saw a manatee, in the wild, with it's baby, even if they were just napping. Manatees eat, sleep, play, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in August, so a bit out of season (which we were aware of before booking due to the information on their website - excellent, by the way). We went for the early morning slot (again, thank you website) so we saw the sunrise...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Very detailed response. So good to know that you did your research and paid attention to the conditions and times. We have had complaints before that there weren't very many manatees in the summer. We try to be up front about everything. The dive shop...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time on the early 6 am tour with rob and brody. Spent a long time with this mom and calf. Early bird for sure. No one out there with us.

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Quiet time of year, nice time to be here, good for you. Thanks for the comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bird's Underwater is the best manatee diving place at Crystal River. We went in June, when most manatees have migrated to the Gulf, so it was important to do our research so we could make some lifelong memories. Captain Glenn and Alex found the one...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review. I own the dive shop, but I love to travel and become the tourist. I use Trip Advisor and know it is best to find established, experienced businesses. My husband and I have been here for 30 years...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing trip, our captain and guide were outstanding. We were so close to these wonderful gentle creatures. A Bucket List item we will repeat

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Response from OrlandoGator | Reviewed this property |
Our guide offered to clean the scallops while we were in the water. He cleaned the other couple’s scallops b/c the guy said he would give him a big tip. He didn’t get to mine but showed me how to do it at home. Not easy! His... More
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Michelle S
June 1, 2018|
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They are included in the tour price.
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Response from Bonnie R | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Please contact the business itself at (352) 563-2763. I am not sure about this as I have never been a tour where a wheelchair person was present.
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