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Address: 4155 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446
Phone Number: +1 866-466-2848
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A Dream Come True

My husband and I booked a trip to snorkel/swim with the manatees. Upon arrival at the office, we were checked in, watched a video stressing the rules and then we were given our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
dsaienni
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Newark, DE
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Newark, DE
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked a trip to snorkel/swim with the manatees. Upon arrival at the office, we were checked in, watched a video stressing the rules and then we were given our wet suits. We had our own snorkel equipment but it is provided if needed. We then followed Captain Traci via our own vehicle to the boat location.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at Native Vacations made an amazing experience even better than we expected! From the beginning of the day with Capt. Gene making us feel welcome and keeping us laughing to the actual excursion with Capt. Traci, the entire time was enjoyable. Capt. Traci was so warm and welcoming on her boat. She made us feel at home, she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time! The experience of swimming with manatees was just fantastic. The professionalism of the staff, and especially Capt Katy, was absolutely fantastic. The tour was safe and family friendly. We saw eagles, fish, manatee, dolphins, sting ray, and many other fish and birds. The experience was well worth it and we will definitely be back.... More 

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Thank Jamica L
Independence, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Myself, my husband and his parents went on a swimming with manatees tour yesterday. We had captain Traci as our guide. We had a wonderful time! Traci made sure we all felt comfortable and at easy with the snorkeling, and being in the water. And she made sure we got to see the manatees up close. We had a fantastic... More 

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Thank 991sarahy
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had Captain Traci, and she was AWESOME! We were able to book a spot for 2 people a day before. We got there, saw a short video and off we went. They did say upfront that we may not be able to see any manatees and if not, we get raincheck. But fortunately, we there were 2 manatees that... More 

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Thank fakeashlove
CaptainTraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very pleased that you have enjoyed your tour. It is always a pleasure to share the manatees with people who truly love them, and enjoy the education we offer. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Having been manatee watching with Native Tours in the past, and had a great experience, I was nervous that this trip might not be as good. How wrong I was, Captain Traci managed to seek out the manatees, and we had a brilliant time interacting with them. A theme park ride this is not, but an opportunity to do something... More 

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CaptainTraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you, not only for the review, but for returning for another manatee visit with us. We appreciate your business, and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Alvechurch, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We had been on a swimming with manatees tour with Capt Traci 6 years ago on our last visit to Florida when she was based in Crystal River. Thanks to my daughter having kept her business card we tracked her down to her new base in Homosassa and we were delighted when she agreed to take us out on an... More 

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CaptainTraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and for coming to see the manatees with us again. Return customers are a joy, and we appreciate your business. Best wishes to you and your family. More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We knew that being summer we would be pushing our luck to see manatees but decided to give it a go anyway. From the outset Capt Traci was helpful and the lifetime guarantee of manatee spotting was a plus in their favour. On the tour day itself we went out with Capt Katy (one of our party went out with... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you are considering a swim with the manatees, choose Captain Traci who has been doing manatee tours, and education, for over 17 years. She will teach you, and if there is a manatee to be found, she will find it. I live in Florida and have taken many visitors to view the manatees; after discovering Native Vacations and Captain... More 

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Bern
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138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

In summer the chances of actually finding manatees are of course much smaller than in winter, when they are all in the river. So we spent quite some time on the boat with our Captain Traci. She is experienced, respectful of nature, fun and interesting to talk to about anything... and she did find us a mother with her calf... More 

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