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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour provided by Crystal River Watersports

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You'll start at
3940 N Tallahassee Rd
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USAGuests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
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    Crystal River Watersports
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    The address is our marina/dive shop and here you will get ready for your boat tour and manatee swim.
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You'll end at
3940 N Tallahassee Rd
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USAGuests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear bathing suits.
  • Bring Towels & Sunscreen.
  • Bring clothes to put on once done swimming that may get wet, but will keep you comfortable for the return boat ride.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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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ventriloquist K wrote a review Jun 2020
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Our favorite part was how close we were able to get to the manatees! Our guides did a great job making sure that we found the manatees and were able to get so close to them! We enjoyed this tour tremendously and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the Crystal River
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Date of experience: June 2020
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D P wrote a review Apr 2020
Wellington, New Zealand5,966 contributions456 helpful votes
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Early morning start and so glad we did. We saw the sun rise over the water as we sailed to see manatee. On the way we saw a pod of dolphins that we stopped to watch play. Then we swam in two different areas where you can see manatee. The first was very murky and we only saw two
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Our early morning tours are traditionally the best way to see manatees when they are the most active. As you noticed, the manatees also choose different parts of Kings Bay to visit. Some areas have beautiful clear water, while others are murkier, but may have a much bigger and more active group of manatees. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour. Our captains and guides (and the shop as a whole) are really committed to preserving the manatees, the Bay and the environment. Luckily we think the best way to observe and see manatees is by passive observation- and that way the manatees are much more comfortable, safe and more likely to want to stay near the snorkelers. We would love to see you again when travel permits! Thank you again for choosing Crystal River Watersports, and for taking the time to write a review!
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M H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great tour. Friendly staff with great information. We Highly recommend. Fun for all. We will be back.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your review of Crystal River Watersports, we really appreciate it! We are delighted that you enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! At the moment we are planning to open for manatee tours on June 1, with new safety protocols in place. We can offer snorkeling and dive trips sooner. Our shop has always cleaned our equipment with a bleach solution to sanitize all of our equipment and boats. (Hence some of the spotty wetsuits! lol) Those procedures the all gear thoroughly, but we will also be offering other options l, such as new mouth pieces for each guest. Crystal River Watersports is also looking for a low cost option if guests want to buy their own snorkel, making online waivers available to reduce contact at check in, and other ways to keep our guests and their families safe! We are already offering a buy two, get one trip 1/2 price special online for when we open, and as always, all of our tours are small groups. Thank you again, wishing you and your family good health and happiness and we hope to see you soon!
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lauriemL9498HE wrote a review Mar 2020
Eustis, Florida3 contributions
We had a great day with John & Wendy. We swam close to a few Manatees, enjoyed a beautiful day, and learned a lot about the area wildlife. It was a great experience. It was very personal and I highly recommend this company for a great experience.
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour! Both Jim and Wendy are excited about getting back on the water and with the manatees as soon as it is safe to do so. Our staff trains on a regular basis to learn more about manatees, the local history and eco-system, the springs and local birds and animals. We do ongoing safety training like CPR/First Aid, Water safety and rescue techniques to make our tours as safe and as interesting as possible for our guests. Our small tours (most boats carry a maximum of 6 people, and once can carry up to 10) ensure personal attention and it also makes it a less stressful and more enjoyable experience for the manatees. Our policy of passive observation also makes it a safe and relaxing experience for both guests and manatees. We hope that if you are in the area that we can see you again!
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G King wrote a review Mar 2020
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My mother and I participated in a manatee snorkel experience and had an incredible time. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and fun; we saw multiple manatees, including a calf! I will definitely utilize this facility again the next time I visit and I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 30 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is greatly appreciated! We are so happy that you and your Mother had a great experience! Our staff and crew work hard to make sure that each tour is fun and safe for both our guests and the manatees. Keeping the groups small, and having a great staff who are continually working on safety and knowlege helps make the tours fun for everyone. We hope we can host you again when it is safe to travel again!
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Awesome adventure
Family of four, we had a great time. The captain and guide were friendly and knowledgeable. Even took the time to t
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Chris H
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Fun and entertaining with a side of scallops
Robert and Don were amazing hosts, tour guides and entertainers. For 5 plus hours they taught us about the plants,
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476bobbyg
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Great experience.
Had an awesome time with Don and Captain Robert. They were both so knowledgeable of the area and gave us great tips
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Incredible experience!
My wife and I went on the VIP manatee tour and it was worth every penny. Our tour guides, Dakota and Vince, were ve
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Natalieiannaggi
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Scuba Diving in Crystal River
Awesome diving experience all thanks to our amazing guide Don. He made our first diving experience since certificat
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jhlench
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Rainbow river drift dive
We had an awesome day on our drift dive at rainbow river! Don was an excellent guide and made sure everyone saw all
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807loria
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Great Experience
So fun, loved the guides and the other visitors! Wendy & Vince added so much flavor to the trip. I would highly r
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IGDiver
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Great diving with a great guide!!
I booked a 3-day adventure for a group of 6 to include 5 scuba dives and a manatee tour. As the group leader, it w
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rockcosmi
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Great time scuba diving at Crystal River
We arrived at Crystal River watersports and they got us set up with gear and payment very quickly. We then rode ove
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dcorbiser
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Fabulous experience
We had a group of 12 doing manatee tours and river/spring diving. All 12 of us had a wonderful experience with CRWS
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B7427RIlaurat
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Amazing experience swimming with these beautiful creatures.
The hubby and I decided that swimming with the Manatee would make for a great adventure. We started with a video ex
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Madisonc092218
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Awesome tour!
We did the tour just today this morning, it was an absolutely amazing experience. Don was our guide and Larry was o
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marissav533
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Amazing Experience!
Although I'm not entirely sure what tour we booked, we had an incredible experience. Our family of 5 were on a priv
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956deborahb
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The most amazing experience
We had the most fantastic time with Crystal River Water Sports swimming with manatees. Our skipper Kristie and swim
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RUDES2011
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A great adventure we'll not forget
We couldn't wait to swim with manatees and they didn't disappoint! Jim and Adrienne were our captain and guide, t
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