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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour provided by Gulf Coast Expeditions

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Overview
Swim with manatees in Crystal River on this guided snorkeling tour. Get the chance to be up close with the West Indian Manatees that are attracted to the river's freshwater springs. Learn about their natural habitat and watch them swim and feed. Plus find out how to safely interact with the manatees before heading into the water.
Highlights
  • Experience manatees underwater with the use of snorkeling gear
  • Learn about Florida's native wildlife up close
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are provided
  • Warm drinks are served on board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
Twin Rivers Marina, 2880 N Seabreeze Point, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brandon S wrote a review 1 Jul
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Favorite part of our trip with the most excellent Captain Ron and Lauren? The conversation! They were so much fun to talk with, so knowledgeable about the manatees and their ecosystem! But talking with them through our trip was like catching up with family we hadn’t seen for
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Amy M wrote a review Jun 2020
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What a fantastic adventure we had today with Captain Ron and Lauren! We loved this! They spotted us a manatee within minutes of getting into the zone. It was a mother with an older baby. We were able to observe her for over 30 minutes. It was amazing! Then getting into Three
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from CapRon74, Owner at Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
Responded 1 week ago
You ladies were loads of fun! We got super lucky to have that mom and baby all to ourselves! Happy birthday to everyone and we hope to see you all again soon!
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Matt R wrote a review Jun 2020
Georgia Coast, Georgia1 contribution
Had a great time!. We got to see three manatees up close and personal. We also got to snorkel in The Three Sisters Spring. The staff is so fun and knowledgeable. Worth the trip and the money.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from CapRon74, Owner at Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the kind words! We had a great time with you guys!
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Kelsey W wrote a review Jun 2020
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We had THE BEST time with Ron and Lauren on this tour. We came to the tour realizing the chances of seeing a manatee were less due to the season (summer), but Gulf Coast Expeditions blew our expectations out of the water. Ron and Lauren took us to several spots where we got to
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from CapRon74, Owner at Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you both for the great review! We had a wonderful time out there, manatees and great conversation with great people make this job truly enjoyable. We definitely hope you can come back and see us!
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Amanda R wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Look no further! This is the manatee cruise to book!! Captain Ron and Lauren are friendly, knowledgeable guides who care about each individual and protecting the manatees/crystal river. With only a group of 6 on the tour you get individual attention and a better experience in
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from CapRon74, Owner at Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks, guys! We had a great time with you also. Summers have been getting better and better and your group made for an awesome time!
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U-Pick Scallops
This trip was amazing! Ron and Lauren took us on a 40 minute boat ride into the Gulf to pick Scallops. They are so
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887danap
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Many manatees
Captain Ron was a gracious host making us feel very welcome! My husband, my 79 year old mother and I took a wonderf
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lkpeterson19
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Had a great time!
Took a 10 am tour and had a great time! It ended up being a private tour with just my sister & me due to coronaviru
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Peta A
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WOW! An amazing experience
We booked the 6.30 trip and later realised it was the morning after the clocks went forward! We dragged ourselves o
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Swimming with Manatees
Captain Ron and guide Lauren did an absolutely fantastic job! They were both very knowledgeable and made every effo
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krystalc3737
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The Best Manatee Tour Ever!
This tour greatly exceeded my expectations! I am a homeschool teacher that took three sixth grade students (and my
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Delores E
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Great experience
5 of us went swimming with the Manatees with Captain Ron and Lauren. It was fantastic! 2 of the people were very ne
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annesophier22
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Amazing
Thank you for this amazing experience!! Weather was a bit chilly (around 46) but Lauren and Ron knew how to make t
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AMAZING!
Our family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 children (ages 6 &8) took a trip with Capt. Ron and Lauren. It was such an amazing
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Penny B
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Swimming with the Manatees with Husband and 2 Adult “Children”
On Monday my husband and I went with Captain Ron and Lauren for an amazing day of swimming with the manatees. It wa
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Lydell N
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Outstanding Tour
Captain Ron is a Navy Vet so we definitely drank some of the same water. Lauren and Ron are an absolute pleasure to
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Hannekejag
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Loved the relaxedness of the manatees and this tour!
We went on a manatee tour with Ron & Lauren and loved our tour. As lots of people were swimming with the manatees i
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Donald F
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Great Sunset Cruise with Captain Ron
Our party of 4 went on the sunset cruise with Captain Ron last ecening and truly enjoyed it. We witnessed a beutifu
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Manatee Magic
This is our second trip with Gulf Coast Expeditions and it won’t be our last! We had another magical day on the wa
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jennifern90
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Fantastic!
Had a great time on the water! I went with my mom, step dad, and 10 yr old daughter. Captain Ron and guide Lauren w
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