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Address: 525 NW 7th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428-3805
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+1 352-795-6798
08:00 - 18:00
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Manatee snorkel adventure.

Nice dive shop. Helpful, knowledgeable staff plenty of boats. Every conscientious about Manatee well being. Not the best of weather when we went, but will be back. Great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps it's to be expected, as this is the cheapest shop that will take you out to see manatees for $45, but we arrived 15 minutes before 8am, so we could be ready to see manatees and haul off by 8am. We didn't leave until 9:15am. The 45 minutes with the manatees was great, even though there were only 4... More 

Thank ethanjdelano
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dive shop. Helpful, knowledgeable staff plenty of boats. Every conscientious about Manatee well being. Not the best of weather when we went, but will be back. Great experience for all.

Thank Gatorgigi
Panama City, Panama
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with our experience here. A quick video, all our gear given to us to use and a pontoon boat! Super cheap, only$25 an hour for a family!!! We were there one of the busiest weeks of the year so not the best viewing but had a fantastic day!

Thank PagirlinPanama
Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We booked a scuba intro for our 2 kids, 12 and 14. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rudi the dive instructor was fantastic with our kids. Both kids now wants to get certified, thanks to Rudis good way of teaching. Rudi gave us a snorkle tour when a manatee showed up during the intro. On our way back we stopped... More 

Thank ToneZen
Monroe, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We rented a jon boat to explore King's Bay with the hope of seeing manatees. After watching a short video explaining boating regulations around manatees we were given a map and directions to the most likely places to spot manatees. It was a beautiful boat ride and well worth the $17/hour price. We only saw one manatee during the ride... More 

Thank Lisa R
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Upon getting into the water knowing that manatees swam somewhere below, I must admit I was frightened to death. One thing I can say for sure is that their size may alarm you, but there is gentleness about them that is indescribable until you experience it for yourself. A group from our university planned this trip with around 20 student... More 

Thank jgblauvelt
Bluffton, South Carolina
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We took the 8 am manatee tour this past Friday with Crystal Lodge Dive Center. We rented wet suits and full snorkeling equipment. We found the guide to be very knowledgeable of the area and the manatees. We snorkeled at Three Sisters Spring and it was a very special. I would recommend making such a trip with Crystal Lodge. First... More 

Thank greg j
santa fe nm
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Having called them from St Augustine three hours away, they assured us we would be able to find a pontoon boat with them. When we got there they said the tide was too low. We had told him the previous day we would be arriving around noon. They had said that would be fine. When we got there, they would... More 

Thank brucezzzzzzz
Meansville, Georgia
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Great group of people hidden behind the Best Western. Both my kids were certified thru these guys. The instructor Rudy was very good with the kids and also attentive to make sure my wife and I had a great time to. Got to snorkel with manatees as an added bonus.

Thank H5RSports
Celebration, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This is my favorite place to go!! The scenery is so beautiful and peaceful. The staff is fantastic and of course the experience to swim with the manatees is a dream coming true! If you love manatees and beautiful nature and kind knowledgable people this is a place you really have to visit!!

Thank Saskiatours

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