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“WHAT a great time”

Manatee Tour and Dive
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Manatee Tour plus Snorkeling
Ranked #10 of 51 Tours in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Great snorkel/dive/kayak/sightseeing-by-boat tours!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Liverpool, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WHAT a great time”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

before our trip i read some of the reviews but went for it due to pricing. this was the best decision i made on something like this in a long time. we arrived late due to traffic and they waited on on...they provided us with very new wet suits and masks...a video was shown for a lil pre education.
our CAPT was the BEST...he took the time (more time than he was alotted) and made sure we got to the manatees and altho the water was murky..we still were able to see several and on top of that there was a show of 4 dolphins in feeding mode...maybe 2 feet from the boat...he took the time to allow us to watch this amazing site...then on to the springs where he allowed us to just venture int he spring and swim..where the water was a clear as the days sky..Amber was awesome at setting us up and taking care of the items we left behind...my film hasnt been developed as of yet...but when it is, i will post photos...I HIGHLY recommend this company....with a family of 7...plus 4 additional on the boat...this worked out amazing!

jennifer liverpool,ny

Visited May 2013
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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“Awesome Manatee tour & Dive!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our family of 7 just took this tour and dive! We had 2 1/2 hours of fun and making memories! My aunt gave us the trip as a surprise! She got a great deal on groupon, and we couldn't wait! My kids were comfortable and jumped in and started following the manatees. We swam with 5 different manatees...but nothing can top our trip into the canals....near the springs, Crystal clear water, and a wonderfully cute "teenage" manatee, who loved the attention! Our whole group got to swim with this cute manatee for an hour! So fun! We can't wait to come back! Thank you Captain Casey! We enjoyed this tour so much!

Visited June 2013
Thank Heidi A
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great afternoon, staff were very helpful”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Very relaxed environment with very helpful staff. We visited with an 8 month old baby in tow and they were very accommodating.

Visited May 2013
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Hernando, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“swimming with the manatees”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had a living social coupon which we used for a fun filled 2 hour tour of Crystal River and the 7 sisters spring. We went in April when the water was murky but we able to see and swim with 3 manatees. They swam to us and although we couldn't see them they bumped into us. Our guide Casey was great - informative, funny and always entertaining. We'll be back when the air gets colder and the water clears..

Visited April 2013
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Brunswick, Georgia
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Best Time Ever.”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

WE had the best time ever. The guide was great she put us right where the manatees were and we were not rushed and when we all were ready to leave we left. She had hot chocolate for us all. The best time to go is in the winter. Make sure you bring a blanket, hat, and water shoes the boat ride can get very chilly. The manatees are so big and gentle. My daughter and I enjoyed a baby that came to us and just kept rolling and wanting us to rub it's back. We had the best time. We Will come back ever year around Jan. or Feb.

Just LOVED this place and the PEOPLE were GREAT!!!!

Visited February 2013
Thank Billie M
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