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Sunshine River Tours - Crystal River Manatee Tours

Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
+1 352-777-1796
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Murky and Stormy - But excellent.

Travelled over 2 and a half hours to arrive in a mighty thunderstorm. Thought the trip was going to... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
Super Fun

We had an excellent time. We saw and swam with many manatees. My kids loved the manatees so much... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Brentwood, TN
via mobile
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We conduct manatee swim encounters in the three sisters,kings and and several other springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. We also rent pontoon boats and kayaks. We are located on the main spring on the water with plenty of free parking and the best view of Kings Bay.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
+1 352-777-1796

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Travelled over 2 and a half hours to arrive in a mighty thunderstorm. Thought the trip was going to be cancelled. But Captain Scott took us all out. There were gaps where we could snorkel with the couple of Mantaee's that we found, but the...More

Thank Eagleseye45
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent time. We saw and swam with many manatees. My kids loved the manatees so much they adopted a manatee for me for Christmas, and donated money they raised selling lemonade to help save the manatees. Highly recommended.

Thank Brad1984
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We are a couple in our 60's and enjoyed the sunset cruise and dancing offered on the Manatee Queen. Dinner took place at the Margarita Breeze with a specific meal choice. The boat went out with a small group and toured around the rivers. We...More

Thank AnneCapeSanBlas
Reviewed 22 May 2016

it was an experience I will never ever forget Capt Bill was such a great host... still laughing at his exasperation at us getting left and right mixed up. he said it was the best day in over 3 weeks so we had some good...More

1  Thank heathbb
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stayed at the Port Hotel (not too many good things to say about the hotel except that it was on the water and just a few feet from the restaurant, bar and Cap Mikes. Margaretta Breeze: Fabulous food with generous portions, excellent prices and a...More

Thank mommat60
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My husband and I recently went on an afternoon eco tour with this company. The boat was large and comfortable and the crew were experienced guides and also great fun! We were lucky enought to see manatees, dolphins, turtles and a variety of birds and...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 15 April 2016

My wife and I have used Captain Mikes Sunshine tours a few times now, and they are without a doubt the best guides around. We come down (from MI) every few years to swim with the manatees (never know when they'll end it.) Sadly was...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We got up to arrive here for 7 as we were swimming with Manatees for my birthday treat. The captain did what he could to find some, but it was an unlucky trip as we couldn't find any - all the other boats on other...More

Thank SwindonMoomin
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Very comfortable boat for the 1:30 eco tour cruise. Loopee (sp?) and Jessica were great tour guides. Good information as we went along. It was late March so not much wildlife visible. Did see a couple of manatee, turtles, birds. Scenery was spectacular. The 1...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Every January we visit Crystal River to swim with the Manatees for my Birthday. For the past 6 years we always go with Sunshine River Tours, they are a great company to go with, we have never been disappointed. Four out of the six times...More

1  Thank SLynnS01
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Gill L | Reviewed this property |
I did see the manatee from the surface, but it is only when they bob up to take air. Swimming close to them is just fantastic. It is up to the service provider the times.
7 April 2016|
Response from SunshineRiverTours | Property representative |
We have 40-60 manatees here in July