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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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Amazing opportunity to passively interact with manatees

We had such an amazing trip. Thank you Capt Ron! Capt Ron knows the area and the manatees. He... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah M
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Stowe, Vermont, United States
Meet the Manatees and Enjoy the Cruise

Captain Chris was an awesome guide up the Crystal River. His knowledge of the area is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew L
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Thank you for reading our reviews. 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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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 days 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The manatee experience is something I will never forget!! Captain Ron was the best! Very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we had an amazing day!More

Thank Lori J
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris brought my wife and I out and demonstrated a great amount of knowledge and genuine passion for Manatees and his job. We had a great time out with him.More

Thank Christopher K
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 is really not a job, but ok.... This...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain LACI is the BEST. I drive up to the area a few times a year to swim with the Manatees. This company together with Captain Laci are the best so far. to start off with the information they gave was fun so people listened....More

Thank CarpeDiem561
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 Laci really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went really late in the season so we weren’t sure what to expect. We only saw 2 manatees but one got close enough to let us rub it’s belly and rolled over for us. It was incredible. Our captain, laci, did an awesome job...More

Thank Brooke014
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 Laci really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The top priority of the Snorkel With Manatees team was the respect and safety of all humans and animals. Our trip began with a video and presentation on how to safely interact with the manatees (Basically, don't chase them down. Quietly float and observe them...More

Thank SealsFamilyWanderers
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I randomly picked this company off a google list and wow, am I impressed! We were so lucky to get Captain Laci! Patient, Calm, let us move at our own pace and guided us to a great experience. Got to see a New Baby and...More

Thank Lisa R
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 Laci really enjoys introducing the Manatees to your family. This encounter is one of the most sought after...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend this adventure and recommend this company. We will do it again sometime. Our captain, Chris, was knowledgeable about the manatees, of course, but also had an in depth knowledge of all the wildlife in the area. We learned a lot. The tour...More

Thank jogginggrandma
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience! This is our second year going out with the Snorkel with the Manatees. Both years were fantastic, each experience different from the other. Captain Ron took out this year, excellent service and knowledge of the river and wildlife. When our 7 year old...More

Thank Gregg T
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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. 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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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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