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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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07:00 - 17:00
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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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Captain Ed

We had an absolutely great time swimming with the manatees. Captain Ed was the best. He made sure everyone in the group was photographed, and saw the manatees. I cannot wait to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
denawilms
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Fort Pierce, Florida

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We had an absolutely great time swimming with the manatees. Captain Ed was the best. He made sure everyone in the group was photographed, and saw the manatees. I cannot wait to go back. It was a rainy day when we went, and we still had a great time. I will be back! Thank you for an awesome experience!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time with 2 teenagers on an early morning snorkel. Thanks to Captain Mark and Divemaster Thaisy. They were both knowledgeable and fun. Thaisy kept up with everyone in the water and let us know what the manatee were up to. It was my third time swimming with the manatee and this one was the best. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Captain Jason & Captain Missy were great. We saw 3 babies with their moms. 12 manatees total. Please set up a trip. You won't regret it.

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Holiday, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was a first for us and it was great.Capt Dustin and Capt Misty were wonderful . it was a very crowded day and they were able to find a area where there were manatees and very little people.

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1 Thank Bonnie H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time snorkeling and watching the manatee's. Captain Thaisy and Captain Mark did a great job. Very informative and interesting. With great Big smile's on their faces. Hope to come back soon. Thanks for the great swim.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to all 50 states and several countries and this was by far one of the best experiences of my life. And the tour guides don't come any better than Captain Ed. If you are thinking to swim with the manatees, don't think; DO.

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a semi-private tour to swim with the manatees with Captain Ross and Captain Bob, and had a great time. They knew where to go to find the manatees. Furthermore, since they have been doing this for quite some time, they have become quite familiar with some of the individual manatee, so they know their habits, which ones... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For someone who has FOMO (the fear of missing out) choosing a snorkeling company with so many options was tough! I wanted a company with friendly, personable staff who could deliver an unforgettable experience while keeping us safe--and at the right price. Plantation Inn Dive Shop delivered just that!!! We were a group of 6 twenty-somethings and opted for the... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Capt Bob and capt John were fantastic! The manatees are amazing but can be a little intimidating because they are so big and breathtaking! I went with my parents brothers and 2 children ages 9 and 10 and capt John made sure we had an amazing time while feeling safe and comfortable at the same time! I highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This weekend we brought 18 middle school students to snorkel and swim with the Manatees. Captain John, Captain Ed, and Captain Bob were fabulous with our students. These gentleman made sure all our students were comfortable and had the experience of a lifetime. We had a few students that were not strong swimmers and Captain Ed and Captain John stayed... More 

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