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“excellent tour guide and tour experience"”

Crystal River Watersports
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River. Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water
Reviewed March 5, 2012

this was a snorkel with the manatees tour. the guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the history of the area as well as facts about the wildlife and manatees. a short boat ride to the site and manatees were all around. highly recommended tour and facility. well staffed and great facilities.

1  Thank richard s
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Hello Capt Bill,
We just wanted to say again what a wonderful experience it was to celebrate our son's 17th Birthday 2/11/12 aboard your boat and swimming with the manatees! You did a superb job; making us feel welcome, finding manatees to swim with, taking good care of us, and making us feel like the day was all about "US". Right down to the hot chocolate our every need was met! We will never forget our experience.
Thank you for making our trip such a success!

Thank hardeetnt
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I took a snorkeling tour with this business in the past and decided to go back again on our next trip to Florida. We saw several manatees in the water even though it was a cooler day in December. Captain Wayne was very friendly and informative about the manatees and the environmental issues FL residents are concerned about with the manatees.

We love Crystal River so much and decided to stay a couple days. We stayed next door at the Days Inn and got a discount rate by booking our hotel reservation with "Julie" at Crystal River Watersports when we booked our manatee tour. She was very friendly and even recommended restaurants and some other attractions we might be interested in seeing. There is a lot of beautiful, enjoyable old Florida to see in that area.

The Days Inn is older but clean and comfortable for our 2 night stay.
I have recommended this trip to many friends who were taking vacations and may even decide to go again. There is always something different to see.

The owners have been in the shop on both trips we have taken. They are very friendly and helpful with any questions and getting you prepared for the tour.

Thank RSG73
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

This was simply great and cant be beat..
Swimming with the gental giants the manatee,
this was just awsome.And it was well worth the
time and money.You will never regreat this thats for shure,,

1  Thank WAYNE069
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Crystal River Watersports showed us a great time with the manatees. Captain Wayne was great! He was in the water with us & really helped my 8 yr. Old. We enjoyed the morning tour so much that we booked the afternoon tour as well. I would definitely recommend the early morning tour, as there were tonsil the morning & lots lesson the afternoon.

Thank anethood
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