Crystal River

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Crystal River
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Jennifer R
Hurdle Mills, NC10 contributions
Swimming with the manatees should be on every bucket list!
Nov 2021
Check out Sea-daddy’s and ask for Alyssa and Captain Dave M! Tell them “Gaterhole” sent ya! You can’t go wrong with this adventure company. The staff are very friendly and personable and want everyone to have a great time while respecting these majestic creatures.
Written November 13, 2021
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obj
7 contributions
awesome stop!!
Nov 2021
definitely recommend .. beautiful day on the river blue colors, and manatees and worth taking a trip to if you live in Florida.. for a weekend stop.
Written November 4, 2021
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G. H.
Sandy, United States17 contributions
Great place to see manatees!
Jul 2021
Great place to see manatees, even during off season. Visit the Three Sisters Springs and stay at the Crystal Blue Lagoon B&B.
Written July 19, 2021
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Mary
Crystal River, FL2 contributions
Fourth of July 🇺🇸 fireworks 🎇 SPECTACULAR!!
Jul 2021 • Family
It had rained for 3 days so we were not sure if fireworks in Kings bay would be a go ! But boy was it . We drove our boat out at 8 or so and sat and waited. And we were not disappointed!!! This was by FAR the best fireworks show CR has had in years ! It was amazing!!! Thank you City of CR !! It was so EPIC . It made the rainy weekend worth it .
Written July 5, 2021
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Crystal H
1 contribution
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Family
Captain Wade & Trish made this 1st time experience for our group of 11 AMAZING. Definitely worth it!
Written June 30, 2021
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Zona H
6 contributions
Crystal River's Newest Gem
Jun 2021 • Friends
We just ate at Saltwater Cowboys Restaurant in Crystal River and are totally impressed with the new owners and the improved menu. All items are fresh, not frozen and all desserts are made on the premises. The blackened grouper was huge with just the right seasoning and came with two sides. The shrimp scampi contained several very large tiger shrimp and was very tasty. We saw a huge burger being served with fried green tomatoes on top. It looked amazing! The fresh made chocolate peanut butter Pie was incredible and the soft white chocolate cranberry cookies were fantastic. The new owner told us that all their steaks and meats are of the highest quality and are reasonable priced. This is the newest edition to Crystal River dining and is an instant hit! Don't let the edifice fool you...there's a jewel inside the doors!
Written June 21, 2021
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Paul P
3 contributions
Recommend Capt. Gavin and the Homosassa Airboat tour through River Ventures
Jun 2021
We used River Ventures for a Manatee snorkeling trip on Kings bay and also an airboat ride in Homosassa Springs with Capt. Gavin. The snorkeling trip was amazing so I wrote a Separate review. I just wanted to say that the 1.5 hour airboat tour in Homosassa Springs with Capt. Gavin was 5 star all the way. He kept us entertained with some local history in the no wake zone. We then went on a great trip through the mangrove areas that my 11 and 12 year old boys loved. He was a masterful Captain throughout. We went out to the Islands before you enter the gulf and observed turtles, small sharks, fish many stingrays. It was such an exciting and also relaxing trip at the same time. Great for for families. You won't be bore! Awesome!
Written June 11, 2021
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Heather
2 contributions
Such a sad disappointment
May 2021 • Family
Been going to Crystal River for 30 years. It used to be clean and pristine, but today went for Mother’s Day and wow what a dirty not kept up place. The state needs to shut it down for 5 years or so to replenish this place back to its beauty. Too many kayaks and they are ruining this beautiful place.swimming in the back is safer for the erosion. People climbing all over the sides and kayaking on the shores and ramming it. It’s definitely a disappointment as I’ve been coming for years here. Save crystal river I say, people have no respect for nature. So they shouldn’t be able to enjoy it and ruin it. I hope the state does something soon or it will be ruined forever.
Written May 9, 2021
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Istanbul32066
Berkeley, CA5 contributions
Swimming with the Manatees
Apr 2021
Boat and crew were great! However, so many tourists and kayaks, water was not terribly clear to see well.
Written May 6, 2021
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susan jane T
11 contributions
Too many big boats.
Feb 2021
You want to come for the springs but the boats have ruined the river. Once you could see 30 ft down in crystal clear water. Not anymore. The big boats have ruined it for everyone else.
Written March 6, 2021
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