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Native Vacations, Inc.

#3 of 26 Tours in Homosassa Features Animals
10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
+1 352-601-8992
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Fantastic Experience

Captain Suzie took us on the 8am tour the second week in November. The first spot we stopped had... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2011
dlandhs
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What a wonderful day to spend a morning!

I was in Tampa visiting my parents for Thanksgiving and decided to go swim with the manatees. I... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2011
scalgal1
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Redondo Beach, California
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Visit us to snorkel with the newly, downlisted, 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 the only place in the United States where one can enter the natural habitat of an endangered species, with the intention of some kind of interaction. We have been in business 18 years and pride ourselves on great customer service and the fact that we love what we do. We also offer dolphin sightseeing tours at 3:30 daily. Scalloping July-Mid September.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Captain Suzie took us on the 8am tour the second week in November. The first spot we stopped had several mantees. One tour group already there left shortly after we arrived, and then we had the manatees to ourselves. Captain Suzie would direct us from...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2011

I was in Tampa visiting my parents for Thanksgiving and decided to go swim with the manatees. I chose native vacations because of all the positive reviews and they were right! Captain Suzi was a sweetheart and with her eagle eyes got us to some...More

Thank scalgal1
Reviewed November 21, 2011

This was definitely the highlight of our recent Florida Excursion. Our captain (Laura) was kind, cheerful, talkative, and very knowledgeable about Manatees and the Crystal River area. On our midday tour we saw 24 or more Manatees and One of them even sort of kissed...More

Thank KGHofSF
Captraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

Thank you very much for appreciating the manatees and what we have to offer. It was a pleasure and we are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed November 20, 2011

I booked a tour with Native Vacations after buying a voucher with Groupon. Making a reservation was fast and efficient. On de day of my tour I arrived a little late and unfortunatly I was the only one who showed up that morning. They asked...More

Thank marijke1974
Captraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

Thank you for your wonderful review, it means a lot to us that you have taken the time to write it, we pride ourselves on service and it was a pleasure to share the manatees with you. Best wishes to you.

Reviewed November 17, 2011

Chilly in November. Take beach towels and change of clothes. Captain Suzie was great and taught us so much about manatees.

Thank Lori F
Captraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

We appreciate your review, and thank you for taking the time to write it. We love the mantaees too and and are so happy that you enjoyed your day with them.

Reviewed November 15, 2011

Yesterday my husband and I went on a Manatee Tour with Captain Traci. It was outstanding. Swimming with the manatee....they came right up to you...looking for a back scratch. Captain Traci seemed to be as excited as we were when she spotted a manatee. Very...More

Thank janeb249
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Our family outing included a 63 year old aunt who had never done anything like putting on a wet suit and jumping in a river to swim with a manatee! She said it was absolutely a spiritual experience. She was way out of her comfort...More

Thank EnjoyingLife32804
Captraci, Owner at Native Vacations, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2011

I agree, it is the best day ever! It was so fantastic for me, that I moved here to share the manatees every day. Thank you so much for your great review, we very much appreciate your feed back.

Reviewed November 14, 2011

Capt. Suzie was cordial, handled kids well, and most importantly knew exactly where the manatees were. She did a great job!

Thank Rico C
Reviewed November 13, 2011

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Captain Joey was knowledgeable and very accommodating. He slowed so we could take pics of a bald eagle and pointed out various wildlife in the area. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed November 12, 2011

Thanks to a cold front we saw manatees everywhere. We were able to be side by side with them, pet them and rub their bellies. Never once did we feel rushed by Capt Traci. She seemed just as excited as we were when a manatee...More

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