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Manatee Fun Tours

#5 of 50 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to use this company based on TripAdvisor Reviews and were delighted that we did. My son swam and I took pictures (same admission price if you swim or don't). If you have a Go-pro head-mount camera or similar, be sure to take it....More

Thank niteowljune
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide and captain were so nice. Went to 3 sisters springs and got am inside scoop on a mama manatee who was pregnant. It was my first time snorkeling too! I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely everyone involved here is great. Kat and John took us out, found manatees for us right away, and then gave us an excellent tour. Kat took some amazing photos of us. However, the friendliness of all the staff made this trip the best I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the semi-private manatee snorkeling tour. The staff was amazing. They were very accommodating with our last-minute reservations. Broderick, the captain, found the manatees quickly (even though it was the off-season and they can be hard to find). Anthony, the guide, gave a...More

Thank Mandee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rob and Troy were great. They made sure we had the chance to see manatees even though it was the off season. We were able to swim with the same manatee for more than half an hour. Would definitely go with Manatee Fun Tours again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time in the water observing the manatees. Anthony did a great job educating and making sure we respect these regal creatures. The water is cold at first but after a minute your body adjusts to the temperature, take deep slow breaths...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on this manatee tour thinking I may or may not see a manatee do to it was the off-season. However our tour persons were so good that they were able to put us on manatees even doing a crowded off-season. These professionals were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience! This was a great excursion to do while vacationing in Orlando. Defiantly a relief from the hustle of being in the parks and waiting in lines. All of the employees there were extremely friendly and knowledgeable at their jobs. Our guides Kat...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on a tour with Broderick and India, and they both did an amazing job! They instructed us carefully, so when we got in the water, the manatees were not threatened, and we were able to stay in the water with...More

Thank Jordan L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We set out to swim with manatees together with Capt. Broderick and in-water instructor Kat. It was an amazing adventure altogether. We cruised the area slowly for sometime looking for the manatees. The water was rather murky, but this we were informed about already from...More

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Hi, we are a family of 3 and looking to do a manatee tour in June 2017. Though this is not classed as peak season is it still possible to see manatee at this time? Also, would you advise which of the booking times would be more advantageous for an opportunity to see the manatee.
12 March 2017|
Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
Thank you for writing and we would love to have you! Yes, June is a tough time to find manatee in the area, but we almost always see at least a few. As long as you have realistic expectations you will have a wonderful time... More
hi we are looking to do a side trip to the river,and wondered if the last week in oct would be very good to swim with the manatees. thank you
18 February 2017|
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Response from Erin E | Property representative |
Manatee Season is technically November 15 - March 31st, but since the manatees in our area are wild animals they come and go as they please! So we never really know how many will be where at what time. In general, the... More
Hello we would like to reserver an exit(release) with you to swim with manatee on July 2nd adds us a family of two adults and two 9-year-old children and 6 .pouvons years to have us the price list(rate) and possibly to reserver. thank you very much. Mr ramos frederic
5 February 2016|
Response from morefun2017 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for writing and I would recommend that you check out our webpage for availability and descriptions of our boats and tours. Prices are also clearly marked.