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Snorkel With The Manatees

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Address: 10460 W New York St, 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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We came from Ohio and made a pit stop to snorkel with the manatee. I had my mom who is on crutches and my 9 yr old daughter. The captain made sure my mom was comfortable and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rach R
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We prepaid and reserved our adventure. We drove nearly 2 hours to find the rude staff was not expecting us. They were able to find an alternate captain that changed the perimeter of our trip. Sadly we felt they weren't being very honest and put the blame on us. We ruined our vacation day as this was the only activity... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review. Yes unfortunately we had to cancel the tour. After calling this customer several times that morning to verify the reservation, there was no reply back from this customer. We did have the reservations wrong however we had a plenty of room for them to join our afternoon tour, (was the tour they wanted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came from Ohio and made a pit stop to snorkel with the manatee. I had my mom who is on crutches and my 9 yr old daughter. The captain made sure my mom was comfortable and able. We watch a short video and put wet suits on..they provide all equipment if needed for free. I had an amazing playful... More 

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

Hello Friends and thank you for your review. Be having a passive observation mode set, this will allow the manatees to be very curious and come to check you out, NOT Always but most of the time. We try and do make sure everyone is comfortable and safe. By having the small groups it allows us to have a personal... More 

Windsor, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to go a 8 am and it was great. We spent about an hour in the water which was really perfect. It was about 72 degrees so it was a bit chilly, but not super uncomfortable, and I get cold easily. The water was pretty clear so we could see just fine. There were about 8 manatees in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You watch an informative video, put on a wet suit and drive about a mile to the dock where you will board a boat. Then you look for manatees and stop when you see one. Captain Greg was so nice and when we we were done he gave us hot beverages and even gave me a blanket because I was... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing and wonderful time we had snorkeling for the first time with manatees!! The captain and crew of Snorkel With The Manatees were absolutely top notch. They were professional, fun, and full of knowledge. Next time we are in Florida we will DEFINITELY go snorkeling again with this company. Do yourself a favor and book with them TODAY!

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Newport, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bucket List experience! As promised, we saw plenty of manatees. We also saw several dolphins hunting by way of making a mud ring to confuse the fish. The captains were very knowledgable and extremely conscientious of observing proper wildlife etiquette, unlike the rowers and paddlers also using the waterway. Small, private excursion with attention to customer satisfaction and service. It... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four, including two kids ages 7 and 12, swam with the manatees in March during what the locals said was a cold spell. The temp's were a bit cooler than we expected but that made for better manatee spotting since they swim further in due to cooler water temp's. We met at the Swim with the Manatees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Capt. Gene and Capt. Traci and the experience of snorkeling with the manatees! My husband and I have done this 3 times so far, and this time was THE best! TOTALLY amazing and absolutely wonderful! Capt. Gene and Capt Traci obviously love what they do, and their enthusiasm is infectious! Their knowledge is... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cooler day and the manatees were everywhere up in the Springs! They were such fun animals. We followed one around for the majority of the day and it kept rolling over wanting us to rub its belly:) Be sure to bring a towel, and very warm clothes for the ride back from the springs because the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a cold morning, we had an excellent experience with Captain Ron. There were plenty of manatees to see and get close to these magnificient mammals. It turns out we saw more of them because of the colder temps, when it gets warm they go to the Gulf. A great experience!

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