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Crystal River Watersports

#13 of 50 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-795-7033
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Nice people and interesting kayak tour

Didn't see as many animals as we hoped, but our guide was very nice and we got to see two manatees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben_Ben310
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Wiesloch, Germany
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A memorable adventure!

My family did a morning manatee trip and an afternoon rainbow river tour. The morning manatee... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
SevenYearOldTraveler
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Palmetto Bay, Florida
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-795-7033

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't see as many animals as we hoped, but our guide was very nice and we got to see two manatees and a few birds. Probably wrong time of the year

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a morning manatee trip and an afternoon rainbow river tour. The morning manatee trip guide(Dakota) and Vince(captain) were very knowledgeable and passionate about the local manatee population and were very detail oriented. Dakota was especially helpful with the kids on our boat....More

Thank SevenYearOldTraveler
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your manatee tour and Rainbow River snorkeling adventure. Vince and Dakota really enjoyed sharing the experience(s) with you and your family. Rainbow River is gorgeous, and our shop is working with local groups to try...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was a good trip and the captain was friendly and knowledgable about the area which was great. Only recommendation would be to bring some cushions as the wooden benches can get old and tiresome after an hour or so.

Thank RRSATL
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you enjoyed the River Cruise. I am sorry that the benches were not as comfortable as you would have liked, and do appreciate the suggestion for other guests comfort.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Leon and Lacy were just fabulous. We are an older couple, but these two "youngsters" took wonderful care of us. Leon knows and handles the waterways extremely well, abides by the rules and narrates your tour expertly. (He also knows a lot about hunting and...More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We will make sure that both Leon and Lacy see your kind words. Our staff love what they do, and enjoy the opportunity to interact with both our guests and the manatees. One of the scientistswho studies...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

I booked two days with crystal river water sports in advance as I traveled from Scotland to Florida and wanting to do some scuba diving. Once booked everything was explained what time to be there etc.i booked the manatee snorkelling trip then scuba diving rainbow...More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Scott, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your snorkeling and diving experiences with Crystal River Watersports. Our staff really enjoyed sharing both the manatee tour and diving with you. We truly appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A very friendly operation, the manatee snorkeling tour is a memory you'll never forget. We had Captain Jim and his mate Dakota, and they were warm, engaging and really dedicated to making it both safe and exhilarating. They really went the extra mile to make...More

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SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us and for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour, and that our crew helped build happy memories. Dakota and Jim both love their jobs and it shows. We will be sure to pass along...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

It was fun to swim with the manatees, and the rainbow river was glorious. The were a lot of rules that you had to follow when swimming with the manatees. You couldn't swim directly over them, you couldn't stir the dirt/sand/silt at the bottom (which...More

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SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Carolyne, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the drift dive down Rainbow River- it is such a beautiful and peaceful area. Unfortunately we cannot control the water clarity in Kings Bay and I know it can...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a great time first snorkeling with the manatees and then (after a lunch break) diving the Rainbow River.More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Carl, thank you so much for the kind review. We really enjoyed taking you and your family out on the manatee tour, and then the Rainbow River dive. The combination of the two gives you a chance to see two really amazing, and unique parts...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

While other tour boats were crowded with many snorklers, we had four on our boat. Amazing up close look at these amazing animals!More

Thank Rsavell
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a good time with the manatees. They are absolutely incredible and when swimmers float quietly as you and your boat did- they become curious and swim...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nobody wants tor read a mile-long review, but I could sure write one about these guys. From start to finish , this was an excellent experience. Did I get to interact with the manatee? Absolutely. But that's not what makes the guys special. There are...More

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SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! At Crystal River Watersports we try hard to give our guests a wonderful experience while snorkeling with manatees or viewing them from our boats- while also making sure that we protect the manatees. Our captains and guides all love...More

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salbi246
Hi there. The tours look fab. Could you answer this for me? How far are you from Kissimee? Is Dec a good time to see the Manatee? How easy is it to get on and off of the boat? What is the latest time of the tour? Many thanks Sally
29 October 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Good Morning Mrs. Sally, According to google maps, Kissimee is approximately 2 hours away from us here in Crystal River. Here in the Crystal River area we see manatees year round. Although during the summer there are only... More
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Cadill
Where is the nearby driving tour to restaraunt with seafood?
15 February 2015|
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Response from smt499 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was Peck's Old Port Cove Restaurant out on a peninsula just south of Crystal River
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Chinah0rse
Prefer answers from parents of kids? Tying to decide which group to use for manatee sightings, also, we are going to be there middle of February, our daughter is 12 and a bit of a wuss when it comes to cold unless she is on her horse ;-). hoping to choose a tour/company that will get us good viewing if she decides to stay in the boat and not actually snorkel? \
15 January 2015|
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Response from Rebecca A | Reviewed this property |
My tour captian with Crystal River Watersports was great! He got us as close to the action as possible so if we were too cold to get in we could still see the manatees. Plus they stayed pretty close to the people and the... More
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