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Private Manatee Tour provided by River Ventures Manatee Tour Center

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Private Manatee Tour

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C$782.34
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-06-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • All gear included
  • Bottled Water provided
  • Introductory/instructional video offered in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Price reflects 1 to 10 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- We are mindful to thoroughly clean water vehicles between visitors.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Theygur16 wrote a review Jan. 22
Illinois4 contributions
We chose the Homosassa River Cruise on a heated boat @ 7 am and it was SPECTACULAR! Captain Fish & our guide, Lindsay were armed with knowledge & charm! This was my first time snorkeling & Lindsay made sure I was comfortable in the water & made sure my experience was
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Tracy D wrote a review Jan. 21
4 contributions
We did the Crystal River tour 2 years ago. This time we did a private (6 person) tour in Homosassa. The boat was heated (we went in January) and they had snacks and hot cocoa. Captain "Irish Dave" and Lindsey gave us an exceptional tour. I would recommend staying on the premises
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Erika C wrote a review Jan. 20
Griffin, Georgia3 contributions
My family and I had an excellent experience! Trisha and Wade were awesome tour guides. I would highly recommend them if you book a tour. The encounter with the manatees is something we will never forget!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Heather R wrote a review Jan. 17
Edmond, Oklahoma6 contributions
We had an absolute fantastic time with Captain Ross and Captain Hailey! They taught us a lot about the manatees and how to properly behave in the water to get the best experience possible. Boy did we!! One manatee came right up to me and gave me a "kiss" on my face! He was
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kim Dodson wrote a review Jan. 16
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We had an amazing time swimming with the manatees, the water was perfect to see so many. Our guides were Wade and Trisha and they were wonderful! Trisha took some amazing pictures of our encounter with the manatees. They were so good with our 3 little ones, gave us lots of
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Date of experience: January 2021
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About the operator

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By: River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
derekakers
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Great tour and crew!
I brought a group down from my dive shop in Las Vegas and had a great trip. We had Hailey and Cpt Ross as our crew
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Compass276851
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Awsome
My husband and I went on the tour with Emerson and Derek and had a wonderful time. They did a great job finding the
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msmccuiston
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A Must Do Experience
We travel yearly to float with the manatees. We have used River Ventures for all of our manatee tour trips. Captain
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GregoryH1404
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Manatees
Unbelievable just do it excellent experience gracious host and guides ..... x. Ox.... why does this requ
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abbymD4743OD
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Swimming with the Manatees
Awesome experience. Incredible customer service . Brandy booked us for the tour and gave us a instructional talk ,
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Heidi G
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Best Adventure Yet!
We went on the 6:30 manatee tour with the incredible Captain Mike and amazing Guide Shellie! They were both so frie
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James C
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Best outfitter for tours in Crystal River, FL.
Sky and Chip are amazing! You should join in on the experience with them as guides. You cannot go wrong with this o
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JessicaM8342
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Awesome
Very patient and laid back. I cannot swim and was anxious to do this excursion. Chip and Sky made the experience wo
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Curious285171
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Captain Mike and Dustin provided the BEST Manatee Snorkel
Loved the pictures Dustin took! (One attached) Captain Mike took us to our requested location Three Sisters Spring
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Donna M
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Amazing up close encounter with manatees
This was an excellent way to spend an afternoon. We had Trish as our guide and Wade for our captain. They were both
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DavidE175
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Great people and amazing experience!
Did this activity with my 19 year daughter and two of her friends. So awesome to be able to swim with these gentle
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Obkidsx3
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Snorkeling with manatee
We went snorkeling with the manatees. The office staff was great as well as Captain wade and Trish. We will be te
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mjj2714
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Best trip ever
I had the most amazing trip floating around with the manatees today. The entire staff was great from the minute we
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mistyd2021
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Family Fun Day So glad we purchased the private create your own day. We enjoyed the manatee, snorkeling, and bay cruise
Our guides greeted us with a smile and assisted us from start to finish! Great conversations, very knowledgeable, a
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Shannon P
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So glad we went!
I have wanted to go on a manatee excursion for a while. After reading several reviews and chatting with the staff,
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Key Details
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, River Ventures Manatee Tour Center, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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