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Snorkel With The Manatees

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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Manatee snorkel

We came today to snorkel with the manatees , it was definitely one of the most amazing things we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Zoe1sunny
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Tampa, Florida
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Great experience!

We had an excellent trip to the manatees with the charming Cpt. Ron! Very friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
OliverSH
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Hannover, Germany
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came today to snorkel with the manatees , it was definitely one of the most amazing things we have ever done !! The manatees are so friendly, and the water is shallow and calm so perfect for our kids. The surroundings were beautiful! Our...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip to the manatees with the charming Cpt. Ron! Very friendly staff and perfect organisation at the starting point. The tour was perfectly guided by Cpt. Ron an we saw lots of manatees!! I strongly recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out on the Homosassa River with my friend's boat. I am a first timer at seeing the Manatees. Capt. Ron offered to let me use a snorkel mask and advised me how to act around the mom and baby safely. Even though I...More

Thank jlytle2018
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Captain Ron really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. Yes this swimmer was on their own boat, we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 6 booked the VIP tour w/ Chris and had an awesome time! Chris got us on the water and to the manatees, all the while giving us information about the area and the wildlife. He abley directed us from the boat towards...More

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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain and tour guide, Captain Chris really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. We want to thank...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time on this tour & would highly recommend it. Very well organised & our guide Ron was very knowledgeable. To get up close with these beautiful creatures is an experience we will never forget! If you fancy a break from the theme...More

Thank Tina S
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain and tour guide, Captain Ron really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. . This encounter is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a great experience with Captain Traci snorkeling with the manatee. Her love for these creatures is obvious & infectious. We had a young calf that was in a playful mood that wanted everyone's attention. This shop limits the boat to 6 people thus...More

Thank patwarford
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain Traci really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. She actually moved here from Michigan 20 years ago...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Capitan Cris gave us an unforgettable experience swimming with the manatees. We would highly recommend taking out a private boat tour if you really want to get the full experience.More

Thank Evgeny Y
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain Chris really enjoys introducing the Manatees plus Captain Chris is our go to Captain for your all day...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Cpt. Lacey. She grew up on the river, and was super knowledgeable about the river and wildlife. We saw a mom and baby, such an amazing experience!!! I also loved that our group got our own boat. It made the experience that much...More

Thank lisagould73
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain Lacy is a real native and a real yoot, she really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such an amazing trip. Thank you Capt Ron! Capt Ron knows the area and the manatees. He helped us be in the right place and behave in a way that the manatees could choose to interact with us... and they did! It was...More

Thank Sarah M
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain Ron really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. Freeze and Float is a common phrase with us..lol...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Captain Chris was an awesome guide up the Crystal River. His knowledge of the area is fantastic and he took time to talk about the history, ecology, and animals during the ride out to swim with the manatees. Once there, it's a quiet, peaceful swim...More

Thank Andrew L
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain Chris really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Apeebuns
March 12, 2018|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for your question. Yes the prices are the same for all riders, we do not charge for participation but the seats on the boat, USCG regulations. It is up to each person of what they want to do, swim or... More
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momX3girls
October 12, 2017|
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Response from xyzGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
A manatee tour would be a great experience for your daughter, especially that time of the year. But i urge you to do so with any other company than Snorkel with the Manatees. I found Captain Gene to be very disrepectful... More
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alaskan_skies
April 22, 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
During our snorkeling tours, we give everyone a pool noodle, regardless of age or swimming ability. So you don't even need to know how to swim, because you will be floating on the noodle. For ages 6 and under, we also... More
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