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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-795-5797
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...

The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters.

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Super fun activity - even for first-time with a snorkel!

Had no idea what to expect, but it was fantastic! Capt. John and Capt. Memphis did a great job. They worked with me and got me up-to-speed with my lack of snorkeling. Awesome... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
LicensePlateGuy
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had no idea what to expect, but it was fantastic! Capt. John and Capt. Memphis did a great job. They worked with me and got me up-to-speed with my lack of snorkeling. Awesome experience - and they kept us away from the many boats that would have hindered the experience. Super group and I would recommend a morning tour.

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Dublin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was pretty apprehensive before going on this manatee swim on Monday, 1/16/17, however, after all the great information and assistance from Captain John and Captain Memphis, we had a wonderful time. This is a really responsible company. They do everything to protect the manatees as well as make sure that everyone on the boat has a great time. They... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went out today with Dustin and Captain Ken, nice and early in the morning, and what a great time! I am not an experienced diver by any means, but after a little bit of getting used to the buoyancy of the wet suit and the fact that exclaiming with delight invariably resulted in some swallowing of water, things went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went on the Manatee tour on 1/15/2017, which is led by captain John Spann and captain Bob. They are both so nice and offered me such a great experience in my life. I am not good at swimming and Captain John and Bob gave me all the necessary help to see the manatees. And in fact, I think the... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a four day, three night long weekend at the Plantation Inn. We weren't aware of the Plantation prior to this time and just got lucky we found it. Best thing we did was take a sightseeing boat tour one day and then swim with the manatees the next. The captain Misty and Captain/ Swim guide Dustin were fabulous. Dustin... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We bring a group of middle school students down to the Plantation Inn every January for a manatee encounter. The captains and staff of the Plantation Adventure Center always do a great job of making the experience both fun and educational for the students. This year, we sailed with Captain Ed & Captain Greg, Captain John & Captain Bob, and... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My mom and I came to crystal river for manatee festival and to swim with them for the first time. Misty and Dustin were phenomenal. They took us to a couple of locations to check the manatees out. Dustin guided me to the right spot to take some great pictures. They were both so friendly and helpful with everything. Thanks... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Jason and Captain Dustin were fantastic. We went out on the 6:30 am semi-private tour. They took us to the best locations to see the manatees before the water was busy with other groups. We were able to observe and interact with the manatees and we even got manatee kisses. The captains were informative, and also hilarious. I would... More 

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Morris,Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we did 2 semi private Manatee swims w/ Captains Thaisy, Jason, and Misty. very professional every step of the way. boats spotless. gear in order. Coffee good. 6:45 meet at shop, gear up, watch short video then walk out the door 20' to the boat. Splash at the 3 sisters approx 7:30. good interaction both days. unfortunately the spring access... More 

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Micanopy, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our family's second outing with Capt. John Spann and the friendly folks at Plantation Inn Dive Shop's manatee tours. Doubling the fun this time was Capt. Mark at the helm, quick to help out at any time, in addition to offering towels and warm beverages. (Not to mention their sense of humor.) Words can't fully describe this unique... More 

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