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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour - with unbiased reviews

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3940 N Tallahassee Rd
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USAGuests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
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    Crystal River Watersports
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    The address is our marina/dive shop and here you will get ready for your boat tour and manatee swim.
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You'll end at
3940 N Tallahassee Rd
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USAGuests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear bathing suits.
  • Bring Towels & Sunscreen.
  • Bring clothes to put on once done swimming that may get wet, but will keep you comfortable for the return boat ride.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sarah M wrote a review 09 Feb
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I went on the manatee swim experience with my 10 yr old and my dad 72 yr old. We had a great experience. The swim guide and captain were nice and helpful. They knew where to take us for the most enjoyable experience for my 10 yr old.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Katie wrote a review 02 Feb
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Such a unique, peaceful experience with Don and Captain Robert! Would definitely recommend. Manatees are basically giant puppies. Make sure to bring warm, dry clothes to change into on the boat!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Christiane wrote a review Jan 2020
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We did the manatee swim Tour (afternoon Tour) with Adrian and Captain Jim. It was such a wonderful experience! They were very nice and explained a lot about the manatees and the Wildlife in the area and took very good care of us. We were lucky to see many manatees swimming and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We appreciate you taking the time to write it and for choosing our shop, Crystal River Watersports for your tour. The eco-tour portion of our trips can often be one of the most fun, and does make us unique in Crystal River. The river between the Crystal River Archaeological Park and the Crystal River State Preserve is so beautiful, and we never know what type of birds, animals and even dolphins and alligators that we will see. It makes each trip unique. Our manatees are amazing, and never fail to thrill our guests (and us!) We hope that if you ever have a chance to return to this part of Florida that you visit us again. Thank you so much!
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Noelfielding94 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We visited Crystal River today with my boyfriend, his sister and mum, and our family friend. So pleased we booked our manatee tour with Crystal River Watersports. Had a wonderful day learning all about manatees and the conservation efforts in keeping these fascinating mammals
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so very much for the wonderful review, and for choosing us at Crystal River Watersports for your tour. We are passionate about protecting our manatees, while also giving our guests the best possible experience. It is gratifying to know that you enjoyed your tour and share our concern about protecting these gentle, peaceful and wonderful animals. As part of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide Stewardship program, we make it our mission to have tours that are fun, but also educational, and safe for the manatees and the environment. Our staff take numerous classes on manatee health, biology, water conservation/restoration, first aide/safety as well as participating in manatee health assessments, rescues of injured/sick manatees and 5 assisted in the recent relocation of 3 manatees that were returned to Kings Bay after being rescued and rehabilitated. Our shop also donates a portion of every tour to education, ecological preservation and rescue efforts. It is wonderful to know that our staff's continued hard work pays off in not only protecting our manatees, but also in making your trip more fun, informative and hopefully inspirational. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour, and for the wonderful review.
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Jas S wrote a review Jan 2020
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I went on the deluxe manatee swim tour with my mother (almost 60) and 3 friends (we are all in all in our 20s). We had an amazing day observing these docile creatures. Jim (our captain) and Don were very knowable, funny, and friendly. Don swam out with us to see the manatees
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for writing the wonderful review. We are delighted that you entire group enjoyed the tour! You can see the manatees from the boat, and we often have groups where some people choose to not swim. Everyone can still enjoy the experience and spending some special time together on the boat ride. Passive observation is the best way to see the manatees, and is so easy! You simply float quietly, and let the manatees decide what they want to do. They are extremely gentle, and if they decide to come and investigate you- the experience is truly magical. The fact that our guests don't reach out to try and touch the manatees, means that they feel far more safe and comfortable, and are more like to approach our guests and perhaps choose to interact. We are so happy that you all had a wonderful time on your tour. Thank you!
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Sarah M
10
Excellent experience
I went on the manatee swim experience with my 10 yr old and my dad 72 yr old. We had a great experience. The swim
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Katie
20
Sea Cow Swim!
Such a unique, peaceful experience with Don and Captain Robert! Would definitely recommend. Manatees are basically
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Laura T
Kalamazoo, Michigan
251
Amazing experience swimming with these beautiful creatures.
The hubby and I decided that swimming with the Manatee would make for a great adventure. We started with a video
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Madison C
10
Awesome tour!
We did the tour just today this morning, it was an absolutely amazing experience. Don was our guide and Larry was
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Christiane
10
Best Part of our Florida Trip!
We did the manatee swim Tour (afternoon Tour) with Adrian and Captain Jim. It was such a wonderful experience!
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Noelfielding94
20
Truly incredible Manatee experience
We visited Crystal River today with my boyfriend, his sister and mum, and our family friend. So pleased we booked
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Jas S
20
Gentle river giants!
I went on the deluxe manatee swim tour with my mother (almost 60) and 3 friends (we are all in all in our 20s). We
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marissa v
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9831
Amazing Experience!
Although I'm not entirely sure what tour we booked, we had an incredible experience. Our family of 5 were on a
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Molly A
40
Respectful of Wildlife
The deluxe manatee tour was well worth getting up early! Not only are there fewer people early morning, but the
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Brannen
10
VIP Manatee Tour — worth every penny!
There isn’t a better deal out there. Experience captain and guide. Made sure to keep us warm on a cool day with
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