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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
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+1 352-795-5797
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...

The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters.

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We scheduled a tour to snorkel with the manatees through our resort The Plantation Inn. The boat leaves right out of your back door. Our Captains Ed and Jason were watermen to say... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We scheduled a tour to snorkel with the manatees through our resort The Plantation Inn. The boat leaves right out of your back door. Our Captains Ed and Jason were watermen to say the least. We were the first vessel at the key hole. And that was everything. First pick of the manatees was awesome. Make sure you book the... More 

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Thank Jarrod M
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the best experience with Capt. Bob and Capt. Misty. We had two young children with us and they were completely awesome with them. They spent time to ensure the kids had a good manatee and snorkeling experience. We definitely will be back.

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Thank thancock278
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Captain Misty and Captain Bob made this trip amazing. Wonderful with children and kind people. Educated us on the wildlife we saw and helped ensure us the best experience possible.

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Thank CatherineBoddy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first time swimming with the manatees and it was everything I could have hoped for. Captain Thaisy spend time educating us so that we could get the most out of our experience. Our first stop was exciting as a manatee swam directly under us almost as soon as we got in the water. Our second stop was even better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was all I hoped for and more! Saw lots of manatees and they're so curious! Got lots of interaction with them. Listen to what your guides tell you. Respect the manatees and let them come to you. Oh and respect your fellow travellers space in the water too! Captain Jason and Thai? Thaison? Sorry I can't remember her name... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were slightly suspect of being up and in the river at 7:15am but couldn't be more delighted we did the early-morning tour, as the manatees were especially lively and our two boat captains made excellent guides. With the benefit of the company's ultra-comfy wetsuits (fabulous for warmth on a chilly morning), we were able to enjoy the full tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Were able to rent a pontoon boat for the day to fish along Crystal River and visit the springs to view the Manatees in their natural habitat

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Thank david s
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone who has ever done snorkeling with manatees raved about it...and I think anyone who goes out with Captains Memphis and Thaie (spelling?) will definitely share that opinion. All of the necessities are cheerfully taken care of and everyone on our boat got personalized attention to help ensure the best possible experience. There weren't a ton of manatees out when... More 

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the early morning Manatee Snorkel trip on a rather chilly morning. The staff were GREAT!! wet suites kept us plenty warm and the hot chocolate on the boat after was perfect. There were a lot of manatee out and it was INCREDIBLE! They were playful and very interactive even when we were very carefully following the "passive observation"... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Captains John and Bob are the greatest!! They made sure you appreciate the nature and have a wonderful time!! You have to stay here and enjoy this experience! Great people to spend time with😊

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