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Snorkel With The Manatees

#2 of 24 Tours in Homosassa Features Animals
10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
+1 352-257-8687
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So my brighter and I decided to take a trip without the wives and decided to Fri something new in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris S
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New York City, New York
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What a blast!

We were dreaming about for months and when the day arrived we were more than excited! We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mariu M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So my brighter and I decided to take a trip without the wives and decided to Fri something new in somewhere different...and we've snorkelled several different times but NOTHING compares to swimming next to such graceful animals Capt Ron was our guide and WHAT an...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were dreaming about for months and when the day arrived we were more than excited! We were lucky enough to have Captain Colby with us, and he was from Pittsburgh too! He introduced us into the magical world of the manatees and Crystal River...More

Thank Mariu M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I flew down to Florida for one day, with the sole purpose of swimming with manatees. It was POURING all day, and the water was slightly murky. Seeing as this is not really in control of the captain, he did an excellent job of keeping...More

Thank Jacie W
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. lol yeah we don't get many days of it pouring down rain all day, but we try to make the best of it. No lighting, No high winds just a lite drizzle. As you can see from the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two boats of six departed. However due to there being not a great deal of manatee activity and the water being a bit hazy when they were found we grouped together. Some of the group didn't listen to the 'team talk' and splashed around a...More

Thank 615raymondr
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. There is some great information listed above from this customer, so I will elaborate about the tour. We do very much so, try to have each boat to have its own manatee encounter. However, if the majority of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed. We went on the "VIP" Manatee snorkel tour. They claim 6 people per boat, but what they don't tell you is that they take 3 boats out at once (and to the same areas). Manatees can be skittish and don't care for...More

Thank Marena K
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. There is some great information listed above from this customer, so I will elaborate about the tour. We actually have 5 boats, and we do very much so, try to have each boat to have its own manatee...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasnt impressed. Tour started and endes on time. Boat worked and equipment was in good condition. Set anchor next to 2 sleeping manatee and stayed there the entire time. Not very informative.More

1  Thank mawood
parkit88, Front Office Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. There is some interesting points from the customer. 1 not sure if this review for our tour company, no names of captains were said. However we would love to help our future guest of what an awesome time you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Things went off on time, the pontoon boat was comfortable,the wetsuit and gear were fine and the adventure was funMore

Thank Edward D
parkit88, Front Office Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We do our best to make it the most comfortable experience for our guest. We only put 6 people to a boat, that allows us to make it a more personal tour for everyone to enjoy the Manatees as much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time snorkeling and swimming with manatees. The staff wasn't too friendly. Direct and to the point. We watched a "Do and Do Not" video explaining proper procedure and what was expected of us. After that we (15 or so) all suited...More

Thank Amber R
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. There is some great information in the review posted above, let me touch on a few of them. I'm not sure about our staff not being to friendly, maybe a little stern? If we were, we apologize. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colby was our captain and provided us with a great experience. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We spotted several Manatees and swam for a long time with a group of 4.More

Thank ksturtsman
parkit88, Front Office Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Captain Colby is awesome and truly loves his job! Manatees in general are curios and just may hang out with you longer when you practice Passive observation. Along with respect for these amazing creatures you are bound to have an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip was amazing! We swam with 2 manatees and it was great :) Captain Colby was especially friendly and very knowledgeableMore

Thank klettelier
parkit88, Front Office Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! It only take's one to have an amazing encounter with these beautiful creatures! Our captains are very knowledgeable of all the wildlife you will come across in our cozy little river and enjoy sharing it with you. With small groups...More

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alaskan_skies
would the swimming be too challenging for a 5 and 6 year old?
22 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
During our snorkeling tours, we give everyone a pool noodle, regardless of age or swimming ability. So you don't even need to know how to swim, because you will be floating on the noodle. For ages 6 and under, we also... More
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mhar0527
I took this tour in January of this year and it was the experience of a lifetime! I'm so grateful to the staff for helping to make it so. I will be in the area again the week of May22nd and am thinking of doing it again but I'm concerned that most of the manatees in the area would've left for the Gulf by then. Would there still be some there to snorkel with?
20 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. There are manatees here all year, you will not see as many as during the winter months, but we do tours all year, and we do see them. One thing we do offer a rain check, so that if for... More
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tngirl37620
Hi, it seems like you had a wonderful time! Where did you rent the underwater camera? My phone has a lifeproof case, put I think the camera would probably do a better job. What time did you go out on your tour? I am going the end of the month and can't wait to experience this, it is on my bucket list.
9 January 2017|
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Response from CaptainTraci | Property representative |
We rent the cameras at our location. The digital rental is $20, and requires an SD card. Thank you Capt. Traci
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