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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours:...

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains.We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations.

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Swimming and getting close to these amazing animals is a privilege so we wanted to make sure that we went with the most eco-friendly tour committed to the safety and happiness of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Nassau, New Providence Island

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Swimming and getting close to these amazing animals is a privilege so we wanted to make sure that we went with the most eco-friendly tour committed to the safety and happiness of this beautiful animal. We chose Mike and Stacy after extensive research on the best tours. It was an amazing experience. It was a hot day and late in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our adventure with Capts. Stacy and Mike was a year in the making, and it was worth the wait! My husband, two daughters and I had originally booked a tour with them on Spring Break last March. When the day came for our tour, the weather had become so warm that many of the manatees had left the Springs. Capt.... More 

Thank Amy S
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most fantastic morning with Stacy and Mike. They picked us up from the Plantation hotel where we were staying (which was fantastic) and firstly we went to 3 Sisters Springs and saw plenty of manatees (but also plenty of humans!!) It is an absolutely beautiful spot. The next stop we went to was amazing - we got... More 

Thank Danni P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had a fantastic snorkeling adventure with Captain Stacy and Captain Mike. They are passionate about what they do and they make the adventure extremely enjoyable.

Thank Liane P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mike and Stacy were awesome! They truly care about these endangered creatures and teaching people the way to enjoy them without harming their environment. I would highly recommend Manatees in Paradise if you want the best experience with these majestic creatures.

Thank Lisa P
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big thanks to Mike & Stacy for delivering another wonderful adventure with the manatees. There aren't many people who know more about manatees than Mike & Stacy and we were fortunate to be able to spend the morning with them learning about these amazing gentle creatures. Their passion and commitment to the continued protection of the manatees comes through... More 

Thank GeorgiaPeachinFL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear Capt. Stacy an Capt. Mike we are back in Germany and we don’t want to miss to thank you again for letting us come to the Manatees with you. It sure is one of our greatest experience in all our nature trips all over the world. Also a very big hug to you guys for the wonderfull photos and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guides, Stacy & Mike, were BEYOND NICE & INFORMATIVE! They have a TRUE PASSION for the Manatees. We saw PLENTY of manatees with their babies. One even came up to our boat to eat the moss off the anchor rope. SO COOL!!! SKIP the theme parks and drive out to Crystal River to do the "Manatees in Paradise"... More 

Thank JKinMilw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stacy and Mike are ambassadors for manatee and their knowledge and passion is rewarding as a customer and as someone who supports the Save The Manatee Club. The difference between Stacy and Mike and others are that they are committed to rescuing manatee and play a part in making their lives better and saving as many manatee as they can.... More 

Thank Dan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting to see manatees in their natural habitat while visiting or living in Florida is a must and Mike and Stacy make the experience incredibly memorable. Their passion for the manatees is evident and they also strive to educate all of their guests on their tours. They stress the importance of passive observation and are extremely respectful to these animals.... More 

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