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Snorkel With The Manatees

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Address: 10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
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+1 352-257-8687
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are pleased to anounce our Brand New Check in location and gift shop. Please update your GPS for our new address. Our prices are the best in Citrus County, visit our website and compare. We are located on the West Coast of Florida , just minutes from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. A short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 17 years of guiding families to interact with manatees.

We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion.

We look forward to meeting you and your families

Captain Gene

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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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris S
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 informative, engaging and entertaining guide

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 animals, my girls have learnt a lot! He explained us how to approach the manatees... More 

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1 review
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 everyone's spirits up. There weren't many manatees out, but Captain Greg did a really good... More 

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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 post above we will have fun regardless, as long as it is safe. Come see... More 

Birmingham
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 lot and made loads of noise and stirred the water up also so this part... More 

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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 manatees have left the bay area for the day (most likely to find food) and... More 

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3 reviews
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 a large crowd around them, and you'll end up with a bunch of random peoples... More 

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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 encounter. However, if the majority of manatees have left the bay area for the day... More 

NJ
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

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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 have, being able to be so close to this wonderful animal. The warmer months tend... More 

The Villages
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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 as we do! Our captains really love what they do and sharing it with others... More 

Minot
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 up into well used wet suits. We then loaded up into our own vehicles and... More 

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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 do try to keep each boat secluded, however if the manatees are really dispersed and... More 

Kokomo, Indiana
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5 reviews
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.

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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 experience of a lifetime. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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 on our boats it makes for a personal experience for you and the Manatees, and... More 

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