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Private Manatee Tour provided by River Ventures Manatee Tour Center

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Private Manatee Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • All gear included
  • Bottled Water provided
  • Introductory/instructional video offered in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Price reflects 1 to 10 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- We are mindful to thoroughly clean water vehicles between visitors.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristofer R wrote a review Yesterday
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Captain Troy and Guide Derick were fantastic! This was our 7-year-old son's first experience snorkeling, and they made it extra special. Both are super human beings who genuinely care about manatee conservation. Despite the challenges of warmer weather, they did a terrific job
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Olivia T wrote a review Yesterday
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Ross and Dave are awesome!!!! Found us a baby manatee to play with and I’ve never had so much fun! I could have stayed out there all day!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Pauline Beck wrote a review Feb 2021
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Trish and Wade did a great job. We had a great time and made some wonderful memories with family! LOL
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Christina B wrote a review Feb 2021
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Ross and Captain Chip were fantastic! Chip was the only Captain able to spot manatees other captains had passed. We were able to swim along next to a mama manatee and her calf for a good hour! Although water clarity was poor and we were doing this all in the midst of a storm
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Chase G wrote a review Feb 2021
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Captain Steve and Tour Guide Zach were awesome. They were knowledgeable and engaging. Before and after the tour the entire rest of the staff were super courteous and hospitable. My wife was struggling with some motion sickness and they were doing everything to try to make her
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Date of experience: February 2021
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PamK723
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Worth the Extra Money for the Enclosed Heated Boat and Small Group Size
We booked the "Semi-Private VIP Manatee Tour - Pontoon of Privilege (4 hr Heated) - Crystal River" and I couldn't b
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jchmom
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Great Tour
What a wonderful time. Captain Steve and Shellie made our trip great. Great information on nature and the Manatee!
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Nathan R
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River Ventures is open!
As a Captain in the tourism industry its a little tough to “WOW” me with a tour and Captain Wade and Trisha did jus
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Karen M
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Perfect!
Courtney and Todd made this a perfect trip! Of course, the clear cool water, manatees and fish helped!😁 Courtney;
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JHyde2015
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Riverventures waswonderful
Capt Troy, Shellie and Rainey were fantastic! We had the most amazing experience and they were so informative. Eve
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JandJ285
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Family trip
We had an awesome time with Captain and his first mate. Definitely do it again. They took there time and provided t
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sarahpJ6318NR
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Excellent Experience
We had such a great time on our manatee tour! It was will worth the early wake up time to get out on the water at s
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ameliaw708
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Amazing Manatee Experience
Thanks Captain Wade and Trish for an amazing experience. We took a heated boat complete with hot chocolate. Worth g
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toddz237
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Thanks Captain Irish Dave and Captain Seafus! Great day in the water with manatees!
Had a great time swimming with the manatees! Staff is very helpful, patient and knowledgeable, not to mention passi
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690brandyc
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The Best Experience!
THE most amazing experience! Captain Wade and Guide Trish were SO friendly, hospitable, and knowledgeable about the
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ColbyO11
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Snorkeling with manatees
Guide Irish Dave and Captain Seafus did our group a solid! We swam with 2 adults and three babies! Life long dream
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Catherine L
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River Ventures are stewards of the environment
So, this was my fourth time going out with River Ventures, and there's a reason I will only use them on my annual p
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1982Cyrusn
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Amazing !!!
Irish Dave and Emerson were amazing guides. Very knowledgeable of the area and the manatees. We saw 7 manatees, 6
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lisalZ9585NJ
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Amazing Experience
What an incredible experience swimming with the Manatees! Captain John and our in water guide, Mike, were a fantast
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428ruthg
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Amazing!
This experience far exceeded our expectations. We were lucky enough to have a very curious manatee interact with us
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Key Details
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, River Ventures Manatee Tour Center, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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