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“Amazing adventure!”

River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
Ranked #5 of 54 Tours in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: River Ventures is a full service Tour center located in beautiful Crystal River, Florida. We offer many tour options to share all that the Nature Coast has to show you and we emphasize education about these Eco-systems!We have a passion for what we do, and it shows! Our Endangered Encounter manatee tours are our specialty, but we have so much more to offer! Air boat tours,VIP customized packages,Stand Up Paddle Boards, Scallop charters, sunset cruises, private charters, guided paddle tours on multiple rivers....we have much more to offer than you would expect!Spend the day or spend the week and River Ventures will introduce you to 'More than Manatee'!! Tours to snorkel with the manatees in their natural habitat are conducted daily, year round (reservations in advance are highly suggested). Our highly experienced in-water guides will escort you into the refuge to find the endangered manatee for viewing and up close encounters. River Ventures offers daily group trips of up to 12, and also offers private trips for both large and small groups including VIP and houseboat tours.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the tour in late March 2018, on my son's 9th birthday. Even though many of the manatees had gone back out to the gulf as it was late in the season, the tour guide Crystal and captain John T were still able to find and get us close to several manatees! It was truly unbelievable to experience and worth every penny for the tour! The clear water and diving in the springs alone would have made it worth the trip. One warning.... if the current is strong like it was the day we visited, you will need to swim upstream into the springs. This tour is only for people have decent swimming skills.

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"captain wade"
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"photo cd"
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"a great experience"
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"manatee tour"
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"office staff"
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"baby manatee"
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"wet suits"
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"vip tour"
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"these gentle giants"
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"the entire staff"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"swim with manatees"
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"hot chocolate"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just did our tour. These guys were awesome! Strongly recommend this to anyone!!

Thanks guys, see you next year

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone, and would do it again.

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