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Nature Coast Manatee Tours

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Nature Coast Manatee Tours offers manatee swim interaction tours on Florida's Nature Coast. All tours include all gear. The tours last 3-4 Hours in Duration. please google Nature Coast Manatee Tours for more details!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5424 S Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448-2042
+1 352-396-7525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 hour fishing trip.... Captain Jake did not captain the boat his dad did. We went next door to get fishing licenses that they paid for however my gradndson did not get a license because he did not bring ID. Jake asked why we didnt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Money well spent! We were a large group from ND and KS down in FL for Christmas. We needed 2 boats, which was perfect. Due to our schedule we were offered a Christmas booking. Let me just say AMAZING!! I know alot is the luck...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience swimming with the manatees. It was our second outing with Capt Jake. The first time we were not fortunate enough to spot any manatees, so we're given a free gift certificate for a return visit. We were more than lucky...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I took my family out for what was supposed to be a nice manatee tour, but instead we got to dock captain jake was over 15 mins late and the boat looked like it was at least 40 years old without updates the railings were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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NatureCoast M, Owner at Nature Coast Manatee Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

I apologise for the captain being late. I'm not sure what the situation was that causes that but it is not normal. We are in the process of updating our boats. One was out being redone and we had not been able to refurbish the...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018

Prompt booking, response and on time departure.Driver a delight. Dante was talkative and attentive.But and there always is a but: the boat was very tired and very in need of a cleaning and repair. All surfaces were chalked and dirty. The safety strips for traction...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful time. Had an early morning swim with beautiful weather, lots of manatees, and no other boats around. Captain Dante was the best. Scoped out the area to encounter a least a dozen manatees and a family of 4 with a very small baby. One...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank gailze1
Reviewed March 14, 2018

My 19 yr old daughter and I booked a private 12:00 tour. We had an absolutely incredible afternoon! Our boat captain, Dante, made the experience so fun and educational. He shared tons of amazing facts about manatees and the local wildlife. His knowledge and enthusiasm...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ljpgaro
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful morning for a private early morning manatee tour/swim. Swam with lots of manatees even though it’s been a warm few weeks. The cold front brought them back! Our guide Dante was great-prompt and very knowledgeable. We appreciated the warm hot chocolate,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a family of 8 for a private tour, so we had to book two boats. We had a fantastic time! Dante drove the boat I was in. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was fantastic with our two younger daughters who were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed January 5, 2018

When researching manatee attractions in the area, this company's offer of 4 hours on 2 6-person house boats for $450 (including lunch and snorkeling equipment) sounded too good to be true. Turns out it was because they cancelled on us 20 hours before our tour....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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