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Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center

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Amazing Experience....

Captain Chris was awesome. We took our 2 children 14 & 11. Captain Chris was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Nicole J
Up Close Manatee Encounter

Refreshing cool water snorkeling with up close encounters with Manatees! Summer time meant fewer of... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Mike P
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Visit us to snorkel with the newly, down listed, threatened, Florida Manatee. Come visit our new Gift Shop and check-in location, located in "Old Homosassa Florida" There is no experience like it. We offer 3 to 6 hour swimming with manatee tours, in...more
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Captain Chris was awesome. We took our 2 children 14 & 11. Captain Chris was very knowledgeable & caring regarding the Manatees. Once in a lifetime experience. We would recommend to everyone!More

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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you Nicole and family, and thanks for your 5 star review! Thank you also for your recommendation to everyone, we could not ask for a better compliment! We are happy that your family, along with Capt. Chris had a great day with the manatees....More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Refreshing cool water snorkeling with up close encounters with Manatees! Summer time meant fewer of them but still had several to swim up to. Captain Chris gave a great tour. Will definitely come back in the winter to see more Manatees.More

Thank Mike P
manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for your great review! Captain Chris is a very knowledgeable guise, and we are all very happy that you have enjoyed yourselves and the manatees this summer. As a reminder, scallop season is upon us, July 1 - Sept 24, 2018. If you...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

These guides know what they are doing and they do it well. They care so much for the manatees. The experience was so down to earth and peaceful. Other places are so commercial and throw you on top of these mammals but these guides like...More

Thank Kylie H
manateewoman, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review, Kylie! We all love our job and take great pleasure in hearing that you've enjoyed the experience as much as we do! Frank and Gene are a HOOT to be around and make the whole trip even more enjoyable. Don't...More

Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Capt. Ron found us the most sociable manatees in the spring area. They came right up to the boat, let us pet their backs and their bellies and seemed just as fascinated by us as we were of them. Then Ron brought us to an...More

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manateewoman, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Captain Ron! We as a company love to hear that our customers have had a time they will always remember! Weekends do get rather busy on the river with the warmer weather our...More

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I’m from St Pete and had a friend visiting from New Orleans. We drove up for the 11:30 tour with Captain Ron. He was friendly, knowledgeable and knew just where to go to make sure we saw as many manatees as possible! We had amazing...More

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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Hello! Thank you for your great review! We are very happy that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the manatees, and that Captain Ron took good care of you. It is always a pleasure to take our guests to see the manatees, as it...More

Reviewed April 24, 2018

Captain traci and her team lived up to all her xcellent reviews. Taking a very late booking, but making it happen perfectly, made an excellent end and overall highlight to our three week Florida trip. And so much respect and care for animals and their...More

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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Hello Jim and family, and thank you for your review. We did have a great day, I am so happy that i was able to take all of you to see the manatees! It was a pleasure to share the day with all of you,...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked a manatee and dolphin tour for our family. We had a party of six so we made up our own group. Captain Tracy (or O Captain My Captain) was very knowledgeable about the manatees, dolphins, other wildlife and the area itself. She was...More

Thank Jenn E
manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you Jenn and family for the wonderful review. I am thankful for the nice review, and so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and seeing the manatees and dolphins. I really was a great day, I had fun too. Best Wishes Capt. Traci

Reviewed April 2, 2018

I had a fantastic time on our manatee snorkeling trip last week. I did a lot of research before selecting this company, and I'm so glad I made the choice I did. For the same price as all the other companies, we were on a...More

Thank Alison W
manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hi Alison and family! Thank you very much for your great review, we are so glad that you enjoyed Captain Laci as well as your tour and seeing and swimming with the manatees. Captain Laci is a wonderful asset to our company and we value...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018

Great all around experience from people who care about nature and the manatees. As avid eco-tourists, we brought our own equipment, but it was provided in the tour if you so desire. Our Captain, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the area and its history. He...More

Thank Derrick H
CaptainTraci, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Thank you for your in depth review. We appreciate your time in writing this insightful review. We work hard to educate our passengers and visitors! Also, thank you for noticing our passion for our job, the environment, habitat and protection of these amazing creatures. Our...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018

Excellent time had by all. The experience from beginning to end was friendly and professional. In the office we watched a short video on do’s and don’ts when in the water near manatees. We put on wet suites and drove a mile to the boat...More

Thank John K
manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hi John, thank you for your kind review. We appreciate all reviews, are very happy that you had a great time with the manatees and Captain Chris. Captain Chris is very knowledgeable, as are all of our captains, and we are proud to have him...More

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