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Address: 10460 West New York Street, Homosassa, FL 34448
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+1 352-257-8687
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are pleased to anounce our Brand New Check in location and gift shop. Please update your GPS for our new address. Our prices are the best in Citrus County, visit our website and compare. We are located on the West Coast of Florida , just minutes from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. A short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 17 years of guiding families to interact with manatees.

We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion.

We look forward to meeting you and your families

Captain Gene

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I was looking for an "experience" for my family (children ages 7 & 9, parents and grandma) for Christmas and came across these folks online. I researched several other outfits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
dmcody
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Bradenton, Florida

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was looking for an "experience" for my family (children ages 7 & 9, parents and grandma) for Christmas and came across these folks online. I researched several other outfits and settled on Snorkel with the Manatees because they limited the number of people on the boat to six. These folks were very prompt and courteous in answering my questions... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I snorkels with the manatees mid-Feb. Capt Gene was awesome. Got us up close and personal with many manatees. Great experience, great crew. Thanks

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Thank lexcell2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can I give 6 stars?? I have been in love with manatees for as long as I can remember. I found this business when searching on the Internet and my family (adults) returned to Florida in February during "manatee season." We had an AMAZING early morning. We swam with so many manatees the ENTIRE TIME!!! They are the largest, sweetest,... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a little skeptical since I had a really great experience at Crystal River but I gave it a try anyway. Crystal river was mostly booked for the weekend. We arrived early and were fitted for wetsuits. We headed out after a short video and got onto our boats. 6 people to a boat so it wasn't crowded. Within... More 

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Thank christina c
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Experienced captains and guides. Caring people. For the animals, the environment and the customers. A plus in my book. I highly recommend

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Thank Rich G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went out on Feb 7, 2017(8am). I called the office and spoke to Victoria who was awesome one the phone. I told her I wanted a personal experience with not a lot of people around. she assured me that there are only a few licensed boat operators I the river and their boat only takes 6... More 

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parkit88, General Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello Traci B and thank you for your review I'm very thankful that Captain Colby didnt stop for the mating herd, that could have been awkward for ya.... Yes, by being a passive observer if the manatees want they will come to you for attention, not always but most of the time. We try not to talk your ear off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Colby was great! He knew all about the area and the manatees. The experience with the manatees was wonderful and awesome! They came right up to us and it was awe inspiring. The manatees are a truly amazing species! And the experience provided by the company was professional yet personable.

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Thank Stephanie B
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and enthusiasm! Snorkeling with the Manatees is definitely an incredible experience- and something you can (legally) only do here in Citrus County!! Manatees are amazing creatures, and we have the opportunity to take people to interact with them in the manatees' natural habitat- that's right, these are WILD animals! But don't worry, they are gentle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small boat holds up to 10 people, but limited to 6 unless there is a larger group. Our boat had us and one other couple. It was super roomy and comfortable with only 4 passengers. Captain Colby was extremely friendly without being annoying, and excellent with a great knowledge about the area, and others, without having been there very... More 

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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback! Its obvious that our captains are passionate about their job, and with such a great office view who can blame them?? (I'm happy to hear that Captain Colby wasn't annoying!!) This guest mentioned a lot of good information! We do only put up to 6 passengers per boat (on a boat that holds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purposely went during a cold front and just had an absolutely amazing time. Yes they were either 2 to 3 boats with us or no boats and it was a very private experience and it was very cold once we got out of the water but having that quiet private experience was awesome. going here is a much more... More 

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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Snorkeling with the manatees is indeed an amazing experience! Just as a reminder, the goal of our tour is not to go out and touch a manatee, the purpose is to have a passive observation. However, like this guest mentioned, sometimes the manatees will initiate interaction with you by nuzzling or bumping into you! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

All I can tell you is if you love nature and animals this is a must do! We took our college age daughters and it was fun to see the same look on their faces as we saw when they were little. Awh and Amazement! From start to finish we could not of asked for more! We spend the day... More 

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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love when families get to share this experience together :) Our captains are very passionate about their jobs, and it shows every day through their enthusiasm! Like this guest mentioned, we do offer a Dolphin Tour in addition to our Manatee Tour. Our Dolphin Tour is a 2 hour sight seeing tour that heads... More 

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