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Private Manatee Tour provided by River Ventures Manatee Tour Center

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£459.57
per group (up to 10)
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • All gear included
  • Bottled Water provided
  • Introductory/instructional video offered in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Price reflects 1 to 10 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- We are mindful to thoroughly clean water vehicles between visitors.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mdearman2 wrote a review 27 Nov
Laguna Hills, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
AMAZING !!! We had an amazing trip with Captain Irish Dave and guide Derrik. They brought us face to face with several manatee including a mom and a baby who swam with us rolling over like a puppy and even followed us back to our boat! During our 4 hour tour we were also taken
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Roaddawgs301 wrote a review 27 Nov
Venice, Florida3 contributions
This experience was all around magical. Captain Dave was very informative and his eye for Manatees was incredible. He was very honest upon taking the tour letting us know only a few manatees had been spotted so far that day. We went on Thanksgiving weekend so there was several
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Erin H wrote a review 15 Nov
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What an amazing adventure! Trisha and Wade were so fantastic. Super friendly and Very knowledgeable. We were very lucky and saw a bunch of Manatees right off the bat. I would call Trisha a Manatee whisperer. I just can’t say enough about our experience. There was 5 of us on a
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Courtney wrote a review 12 Nov
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We had an amazing private houseboat tour to swim with manatees. Capt. Wade & Trish were marvelous. We saw several adult manatees and even a baby. Trish is a ninja in the water, finding the best positions to see these amazing animals. Wade stayed with our son on the boat when he
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Laura M wrote a review 11 Nov
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I found this tour company because of Trip Advisor and the reviews are accurate! They accommodated us with a same day tour in the afternoon (not a normal time) and let us purchase the drink package despite being on a different boat than the normal VIP tour. The hot cocoa is
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By: River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
jackiehM1848BL
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Fantastic!
This was a dream come true. I am not a great swimmer and this was on my bucket list. Didn't think it would be easy.
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MIINMOM
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Excellent manatee adventure
Went out to snorkel with manatee. Beautiful clear water. Several manatee seen. Kids had a great time, 8 year and
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BobS37172
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Highly Recommend
My wife and I had the best time. The office team made us feel very welcome. Our guide Haley and Captain Troy were
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890girl
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Fabulous
We had a fabulous time with Captain Troy & our guide Derek. Swimming with the manatees has been a long time dream
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A3678NMmichelleb
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Very good experience!
The small group VIP tour on the covered pontoon boat was definitely the way to go, especially as the weather gets c
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michellepC8063QK
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Manatee tour
Had the best time! Mike and Shellie were such great tour guides. We really had the most wonderful experience we cou
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Erin D
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Best Experience of my Life
Words cannot explain how awesome this was. I did NOT want to go because I am TERRIFIED of swimming in non-pools. I
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rondonnay
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Exceptional
Capt Dave and Ross made our trip great with facts and cool info about the manatees. As an amputee, I was concerned.
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KimM123123
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Excellent guided experience
Derek and Troy were really good at spotting manatees. They were also very accommodating and knowledgeable of the ar
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CSBernie
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EXCEPTIONAL!
We had the BEST time! From the moment we walked in the door it was all happy. We were on time leaving for our adven
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Marisarod393
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Amazing and so fun!
Please go here if you want the best manatee experience!! Caption Shelly and John were amazing and really took care
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rshamidi
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River Ventures Manatee Tour!
Only rationale for 4 stars vs 5 was the fact that there were several other tour operators operating simultaneous th
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valeriehJ6592JZ
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Bucket List item Checked Off in a most spectacular way.
Captain Gavin and JJ were our guides and boy were they great at what they do. We went before the manatees actually
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44kindrad
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Swimming with manatee
Trish and Wade were great. We had a wonderful experience with great people. We had an amazing time!!
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bethc401
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Once in a Lifetime
Irish Dave and Matt made our Manatee experience great!! They were professional, hospitable, knowledgeable, and fun
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Key Details
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, River Ventures Manatee Tour Center, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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