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Snorkeling With The Manatees

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Homosassa, FL, USA
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About Snorkeling With The Manatees
MORE TOUR OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE! CLICK ON"MORE" (DESKTOP) ABOVE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE. "SHOW OPTIONS' TO THE RIGHT ARE NOT OUR TICKETS. NOW offering two (2) locations "Crystal River Refuge" and The "Homosassa River" The Manatee Capital of the World. By having two (2) locations, we get to choose the best encounter for you. Catering to Small Groups (6 Max per group) you get a better encounter. "Stay and Play", not only our the tours amazing but we have 3 different "Vacation Packages" with hotel discounts. Ask about hotel discounts when booking your "Manatee Adventure" Snorkeling with Manatees is located on the West Coast of Florida, just 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 20 years of guiding families to interact with manatees. See you soon Captain - Parker
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

We had a wonderful time the staff and crew were phenomenal. The trip was everything shown on their website. We intend on going back for their scuba certification.More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gene P, Public Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review We now are hosting 2 locations for your manatee encounter. The "Crystal River Refuge" and The wonderful "Homosassa River" daily. The "Great Manatee Migration" is approaching quickly as the Gulf waters become cooler. However our resident Manatees are...More

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

We clearly came at the wrong time of year (summer). There were few manatees (we saw about 4-5) and the river was the colour of tea so visibility under water was almost nil. However, spotting these animals from the surface and being able to get...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Allen S
Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Hello Allen and thank you for the 5 star review. Yes,during the warmer months the manatees can be located in murky water, for this is where their food source is. During the migration period, October - May they tend to reside in the out flow...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Captain Travis was GREAT!!! Beautiful day and boat ride. We found 1 mantatee but she didnt want to be bothered. But its nature and nobodys fault. All this 5 star!!! Now the bad part. We rented a digital camera ($32) and bought the memory card...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Hello and thank you for your review. I'm sorry you felt abandoned on this tour and the owner Captain Traci , did not get back with you. However when a rental camera goes out for rental, we do not have the room to rent it...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Just visited and we had a great time! Captain Erica was an awesome tour guide and was able to spot a manatee u see water 100’s of yards away! We did only see 1 manatee but he was Huge! We were able to get in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EricaWV
Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi ErickWV and thank you for your review. Our captains are very passionate about our Manatees and will do everything possible to show you a good time. We pride our self in education and fun all in one boat ride.This encounter is great for all...More

Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

The website over sells the likelihood of swimming with manatees and in the reviews they defend that they are wild animals and they cannot make guarantees. However, the advertisement via the website does not caveat this with the same ferocity as they use it as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2019

Hello Julian and thank you for your review. We understand your disappointment, but maybe you thought this was a caged animal experience? Here is a few links listed below from our website that states what this review says it did not state. http://snorkelwithmanatees.com/info_snorkel_with_manatees.html http://snorkelwithmanatees.com/top_reasons.html This...More

Reviewed May 1, 2019

Great experience! Captain Bryan was excellent! Just my wife and I on the boat with Captain Bryan. He took us to 4 locations and I got to swim with the Manatees. Beautiful day and could not be beat!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2019

Hello and thank you for your review. Captain Bryan is awesome and loves to show you his Island life and the Manatees. Dont believe me? Come see for your selves. Captain Bryan comes from a long line of a boating career and has found his...More

Reviewed April 29, 2019

Captian Laci was amazing!! The knowledge she had about the wildlife in the river and the history of the people along the river was great. She is very in tune and alert looking for manatee pods. We had such a great swim with the manatee's...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi Ken and Debra S and thank you for your review. Our captains are very passionate about our Manatees and will do everything possible to show you a good time. We pride our self in education and fun all in one boat ride.This encounter is...More

Reviewed April 20, 2019

My family and I had a great time there at the end of March. I'm not sure how it is other times of the year, but the weekend we went was great. "Snorkel" was professional and knowledgeable. Our captain was great. It was a small...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi Baseballislife and thank you for your review. Our captains are very passionate about our Manatees and will do everything possible to show you a good time. We pride our self in education and fun all in one boat ride.This encounter is great for all...More

Reviewed April 20, 2019

Being toward the end of the manatee migratory season, I was worried we would not see any manatee. Luckily, I was wrong! Captain Laci ensured we saw manatee and were educated about them. It took about an hour to get ready and listen to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi Hannah S and thank you for your review. Our captains are very passionate about our Manatees and will do everything possible to show you a good time. We pride our self in education and fun all in one boat ride.This encounter is great for...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Captain Laci is awesome! She always keeps you by the manatees and makes it fun. We’ve visited multiple times and will be back again. 10 out of 10More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Gene P, Guest Relations Manager at Snorkeling With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi The Kizziahs and thank you for your review. Our captains are very passionate about our Manatees and will do everything possible to show you a good time. We pride our self in education and fun all in one boat ride.This encounter is great for...More

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Jacqueline Q
June 19, 2018|
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Response from CaptainTraci | Property representative |
Please call us at 352-257-8697 and we will give you a reservation number, so you can book online. Thank you
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Apeebuns
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Gene P | 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
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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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