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Swim with Manatees Adventure

Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
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  • 3 hours
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$69.00
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Manatee Snorkeling Tours

Manatee Snorkeling Tours

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Swim with manatees on this nature-focused Crystal River tour. Appreciate these majestic animals in their natural habitat, under the watchful eye of an in-the-water guide who strives to ensure safe and respectful interactions between human and manatee at all times. Tours include snorkeling gear at no additional cost, and professional underwater photos are available for purchase after the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this boat tour. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased afterward, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

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Swimming with manatees in Crystal River provides a peak experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Benefit from a half-day tour that provides everything you need, including boat transportation, snorkel gear, and wetsuit. Your guide shares detailed commentary about Florida’s ecosystem, and snaps underwater photos for your group. You’ll also have access to a climate-controlled building with indoor changing rooms before and after your tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River

Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River

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On our one of a kind tour, you will kayak AND swim inside of Three Sisters Springs on our guided eco-tour. This all inclusive tour includes a kayak, snorkel, mask, life vest, swim noodle, and one of our amazing LOCAL guides. Throughout the expedition, you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful nature and wildlife that we are known for including over 70 freshwater springs including the best spring, which is Three Sister Springs. You will have the opportunity to possibly view dolphins, manatees, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and many more of the local wildlife.  There will be plenty of chances to take pictures on our guided tours and a picture package will be available for purchase at the end of your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
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  • 1 hour
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River

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We offer guided tours and get an amazing chance to see them right under your kayak in our 100% CLEAR kayaks!
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

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One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Manatee Tour
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Private Manatee Tour

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
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4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River, Florida

4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River, Florida

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 4 hours
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Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center
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Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center

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Save money and rub flippers with Florida's resident sea cows. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders. All the equipment is included on this manatee snorkel tour in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkelers don on wet suits, mask, snorkel and fins to see a large population of resident sea cows. Our in-water guides known as the Dive-master keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people. Snorkelers swim with these gentle giants for a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to smile as our guide videos the excursion which is available after the tour on flash drive. Rain or shine our boats are covered and on cold days, hot chocolate. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

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Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Clear Kayak Tour Of Crystal River And Three Sisters Springs
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Clear Kayak Tour Of Crystal River And Three Sisters Springs

Join us on a guided eco-tour of Three Sisters Springs on ALL clear kayaks! Throughout the expedition, you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful nature and wildlife that we are known for including over 70 freshwater springs including the best spring, which is Three Sister Springs. You will have the opportunity to possibly view dolphins, manatees, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and many more of the local wildlife. There will be plenty of chances to take pictures on our guided tours and a picture package will be available for purchase at the end of your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida

Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida

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After the morning manatee tour relax on the afternoon Rainbow River drift where you can snorkel or scuba dive. The Rainbow River, a Florida spring, is unmatched with crystal clear water and over 200 feet of visibility. See many different varieties of fish,turtles and other wildlife up close. Discover fossils coming out of the different springs dotting the bottom. At the end of the drift is a small cavern where Sun fish hangout in abundance. This drift dive or snorkel can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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SCUBA Diving Lesson in Crystal River (Rainbow River Dive)
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SCUBA Diving Lesson in Crystal River (Rainbow River Dive)

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You will find out what it is like to breathe underwater.  Your Divemaster/Instructor will teach you the basics of SCUBA equipment and use. You will then get to experience SCUBA diving in crystal clear Rainbow River for your first dive. All of your SCUBA equipment is included.
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  • 5 hours
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

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Focus on Florida's flora and fauna during this half-day tour in Crystal River. Sail past a national wildlife refuge, a state nature preserve, and an archaeological park on route to snorkel with native manatees. This boat tour is easy with all transportation provided and gives you a full picture of the natural elements that make this area of the country unique. All instruction and safety information for the swim with the manatees is provided by your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River

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Get up close to Florida’s gentle manatees on this 2-hour tour on Crystal River! Perfect for kids and adults, this educational program offers a presentation on the West Indian manatee and the rare chance to swim with these docile sea creatures. Enjoy some unforgettable moments with your friends, family and some irresistible marine mammals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

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Our three hour guided "Swim With the Manatees" tour is our number one attraction. You will get to experience manatees up close and personal and your tour with us is limited to 10 visitors maximum. It is a very private experience with our local manatees that you will never forget. We have top of the line equipment and our guides are locals who know our waters very well so you can spot several manatees. You will learn the right way to interact with these amazing animals through passive observation and learn all about our ecosystem here in Crystal River.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Manatee Snorkeling Tour in the Beautiful Crystal River
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Manatee Snorkeling Tour in the Beautiful Crystal River

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This is a tour of a lifetime , come and enjoy snokeling with these gentle giants. Definitely a must on any vacation on the beautiful nature coast of Florida. These amazing animals migrate our warms waters during the winter months when the ocean temperature drops below 64' F while a small herd stays during the summer months. We have been introducing people to their dreams of meeting manatee for over 40 years . We start the day with a short boat ride over to many , beautiful fresh water springs where manatee congregate. Here our professional staff will assist you giving a memory of a lifetime , interacting with the wonderful manatee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel
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Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

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Spend a day exploring Florida’s Nature Coast on this tour that combines two adventures in one. First, observe manatees in their natural habitat. After a break for lunch, suit up to snorkel or scuba dive in Rainbow River. Along the way, look for many species of wildlife including otters, birds, turtles, alligator gar, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.60
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour

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Mother approved with no age limit. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders. All the equipment is included on this manatee snorkel tour in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkelers don on wet suits, mask, snorkel and fins to see a large population of resident sea cows. Our in-water guides known as the Dive-master keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people. Snorkelers swim with these gentle giants for a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to smile as our guide videos the excursion which is available after the tour on flash drive. Rain or shine our boats are covered and on cold days, hot chocolate. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Very few places compare to the immense fishing experience provided by the tributaries of Crystal Bay and Crystal River State Park. Fishing is always a short distant and boat ride to great areas in the Bay. Enjoy fishing one of the most persistent and underused unique ecosystem found in Florida. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such a diversity of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper and Snapper depending on the season.  Even on windy days there are plenty of places to fish, in the Bay you can fish one of the many preserves or tributaries of backcountry waterway, making this an experience, not just another fishing trip. Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Crystal River

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Swim with Manatees Adventure
"The captains were awesome with our experience. They helped us get as close as we possibly could. My wife had an amazing day for her birthday."..."
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
"It was a good time. Captain Ron and the young woman (I forget her name) we’re great, and I highly recommend them."..."
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Manatee Snorkeling Tours
"This was one of the coolest things I have ever done ! I would 100% recommend ! Jake and Ryan were awesome !! Summer is not the best time to find a manatee but they made sure we found not only one but three to observe! Everything is provided including googles/snorkel wetsuit and water ! Such a cool experience ! Major thanks to Jake and Ryan!"..."
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
"My best friend and I had a great experience. The company does a great job being respectful to these animals."..."
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer
"Our captain and water guide were full of knowledge and made this experience very memorable. My children had a great time."..."
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Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River
"It was a super fun excursion and Alex was a great guide. The water at three sisters springs was crystal clear and great for snorkeling."..."
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made our tour a great adventure. Our friends and family really enjoyed it."..."
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
"Beautiful springs. Our guide, Conner was super friendly and knowledgeable. You can see everything through the clear boats!"..."
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
"Wonderful experience loved seeing how close and kissy the manatees were! 2 in our party received kisses and we all were rubbed by them. Dan and Ed were great and a lot of fun"..."
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Private Manatee Tour
"So! Much! Fun! Lindsey M. and Capt. Peter are the best. They make a great team and were easily able to find manatees for us to enjoy. The manatees were happy to see us, too! Great experience! I do recommend doing a VIP/private tour. That is what we did. There is a lot more room on the boat and more space to enjoy the manatees. The manatees seem to enjoy it more as well."..."
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
"Liz, our guide, was very personable and knowledgeable… Our Captain Ross was also very experienced .. he knew where to look for the manatees.. We had so much fun and are referring others to enjoy the experience with the manatees.."..."
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4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida
"We had a great time. Kayak was clean and comfortable and held up our fat butts out of the water. Would go back again."..."
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Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida
"Tom Markey was an awesome boat captain and guide! Very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife! We had an awesome time!"..."
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
"It was absolutely wonderful experience. Wendy and John were so nice! They made more than enough to make our trip unforgettable. We love it. We had very good time! Would recommend this trips to others."..."
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
"This was something my daughter and girlfriend had always wanted to do. Was a great experience. We saw a lot on manatees. The water was cold but the tour people said the colder the better. The boat driver and guide were fantastic!"..."
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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida
"Our guide Hunter was great and the dock staff and shop staff were helpful! We swam with some manatee which was our goal! Thank you!!"..."
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour
"This was amazing!! The little manatee was so inquisitive and playful!! Austin did an excellent job finding and conducting our viewing experience. Captain Tom, thank you!! You are very knowledgeable and I enjoyed hearing your joke as and stories."..."

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