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Native Vacations, Inc.

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Address: 4155 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446-1190
Phone Number: 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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Snorkeling with manatees..

Just got back from vacation to Florida where one of the highlights was snorkeling with manatees in King's Bay. Captain Traci was great. Her passion for wildlife and manatees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dawn L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from vacation to Florida where one of the highlights was snorkeling with manatees in King's Bay. Captain Traci was great. Her passion for wildlife and manatees made the experience even more enjoyable. She made sure we had a great day and wonderful experience. We will definitely make plans to return and visit again. Anxious to try out... More 

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

Thank you Dawn, for your wonderful review, we always appreciate reviews, and are very happy that you had a great day. We would love to have you back again to join us for a scallop trip. Thank you for choosing Native Vacations, we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Captain Traci More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I just finished an AMAZING manatee snorkel tour with Captain Traci. After checking in at the office, we watched a short instructional video, put on wetsuits, and shoved off for our adventure. Captain Traci was a wonderful host. She shared her extensive knowledge of these gentle creatures as we cruised around the Homosassa River. We were fortunate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Snorkeling with the manatees is a dream. Native Vacations Capt. Traci was the best Plesant, knowledgeable, patient and alot of fun The Manatees were big lovable beautiful animals, so great To see them in thier home.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

What an amazing experience, my family loved it! Captain Katy was awesome and very knowledgeable and friendly. My kids, 10, 9 and 7 had a memorable experience swimming with the manatees! I would highly recommend this tour and company!

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Thank ejsdries
CaptainTraci, General Manager at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Captain Katy is a wonderful addition to our Native Vacations family. Thank you Katy for being so great, and thank you for your review. We take pride and pleasure in sharing the manatees with all of you. We hope you will visit again some day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Gayle Wieszchowski reviewed Snorkel With Manatees — 5 star May 27 2016 at 6:05pm Celebrating our 25th Anniversary could NOT have been~ a more memorable occasion if my husband and I BOTH gave it our BEST try. Yesterday was just the most FABULOUS experience for us, and the OTHER two couples, as well. I don't even have an adjective~ excellent... More 

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

Gayle, you were such a pleasure to have on my boat! Watching you with the manatees was so fun for me, and I know that you enjoyed yourself immensely. Thank you for coming out with me that day and for being such a wildlife advocate! I expect we will see you again some day, maybe you will join us for... More 

Martham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This was an all round amazing experience and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Florida. Captain Katie was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience all the more memorable. This crew obviously cares about these beautiful creatures and promote passive viewing of the manatee. This means these gentle giants are undisturbed whilst you get an up lose and unique... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review, and for enjoying our newest member on our team, Captain Katy. She is a real asset to our work family, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour to visit the manatees! We hope you will come back another day, perhaps you will join us for a fun day of scalloping this... More 

Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness!!! This was the best trip and a trip my teenagers and I will never for get. And our Captain was Tracy the best I have ever seen. We had a blast and we are in love with the manatees they are awesome. Captain Tracy showed us a baby manatees and was so friendly. I have never felt... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and I am so very happy that your family enjoyed swimming with the manatees. It was a pleasure to share the manatees and the day with all of you, and I look forward to seeing you again! Don't forget scalloping season is coming up, July-Mid September! All my best Capt. Traci More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This was easily one of the best experiences of my life. My group went out with Captain Traci three mornings in a row (3/21-3/23). Captain Traci and her team was so knowledgable about the area and the animals. It is not hard to tell that they love what they do for a living. It is also not hard to tell... More 

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

Hi Cameron, thank you for your review. I enjoy seeing your group every year, and each year, I have more fun with all of you! Best wishes to you and all that you choose to be. Best Wishes and Manatee Kisses Capt Traci and Crew More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Will remember for the rest of my life...very special! Good for anyone over the age of 6 and under the age of 100 ( if able to maneuver ladder in and out of boat).

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Thank jayner15
CaptainTraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. Thank you also for talking about the ladder, as we do have big, sturdy, long ladders on our boats, so yes, almost anyone can join us. We hope you will visit with us in the future. Best of everything to you Capt. Traci More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I booked a manatee tour with my best friend and our kids (12 and 10 years of age). Captain Traci was our tour guide, and she was so passionate about the manatees and was so friendly. We had the boat to ourselves (4 of us) and saw many manatees up close and personal. The kids were so blown away by... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, we always appreciate feedback. We are very happy to hear that your family enjoyed your tour, and we look forward to seeing you again some day. Capt. Traci More 

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