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Private Manatee Tour provided by Explorida

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Private Manatee Tour

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Overview
Want to swim with the manatees but looking for a more private experience? Book a private tour for just your group to have the boat all to yourself. On this tour, you can bring up to 10 guests for the same price. Call for larger groups. We are committed to transparency, so all gear is included and there are no additional charges for anything!! Our boats are US Coast Guard Certified meaning they can safely accommodate more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont fall for the "small tours" of "only 6" and get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida!! Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    545 N Citrus Ave
    545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    The Explorida Adventure Center is the first Building on the left when turning west on to N. Citrus Avenue from Highway 19. Located directly behind the pirate ship.
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    Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 3 hours
    Swim with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
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  • You'll end at
    545 N Citrus Ave
    545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    The Explorida Adventure Center is the first Building on the left when turning west on to N. Citrus Avenue from Highway 19. Located directly behind the pirate ship.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Wetsuit
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AliceAtlanta wrote a review Jan. 16
Atlanta18 contributions2 helpful votes
Explorida provided excellent equipment and did everything possible to make our trip comfortable and safe. Captain Mark and our guide Marissa were knowledgeable and made sure we saw lots of manatees. Kim and Anthony run a top notch operation.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Rebecca F wrote a review Jan. 5
Istanbul, Turkey49 contributions10 helpful votes
We booked a private tour to swim with the manatees. Our guide Lindsay and boat captain Mark couldn’t have been better. Both were friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. They helped make the kids comfortable in the water. Overall, it was an amazing experience. We were able to
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Beth wrote a review Jan. 3
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Well prepared and professional staff - booked a private 3 hr tour for the five of us and had a great time and made lasting memories for everyone. Highly recommend this company.
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Grayson K wrote a review Jan. 2
Tampa, Florida21 contributions5 helpful votes
We had hoped to catch a few glimpses of manatees, but instead got a ton of up-close experiences and a great time on the water with a sunset return to the pier. Captain Tommy took us on an excellent eco-tour through multiple manatee hotspots, getting us up close and sharing great
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Benjamin B wrote a review Dec. 2020
Orlando, Florida1 contribution
I have taken several manatee tours in Crystal River and this was without question the best one yet. The tour guides were so personable and funny. We had a toddler with us who got scared in the water and the guides were amazingly patient with her. In addition, the photos came
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Date of experience: December 2020
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evelyne2019
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Manatee magnificent
Do the early morning tour! There were only six of us in the water. By 8:30am, a different tour group arrived, addin
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KimVH
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Loved it!!!
This tour - and Explorida - was great - from letting us book a tour at the last minute to the equipment, the traini
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340djibrils
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Amazing explorida
Loved the experience it was awesome and it was awesome I don’t know what else to say it was amazing whooooooo
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Zoepmc
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Amazing but not COVID-safe.
Guide Eileen (Irene? I'm sorry!) and boat driver Tom were extremely knowledgeable and passionate - it was super fun
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sarsenault2
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Best Manatee Tour Company in Crystal River!
We absolutely loved our manatee tour with Explorida! The staff was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind
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bryana72
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Staff helped point out the manatees
Loved how the captain would tell us when a manatee was coming so we could be looking out for them. The In-Water Gui
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Akpodom
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Great Family Experience!
Seriously one of the coolest thing our family has ever done. What a memory! The staff educated us on how to respect
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rorib81
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it was fun and eye opening to other ecosystems around us
seeing the baby manatees nurse was amazing, also for the first time they swim under you was scary but its so cool
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Bekadawrecka
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Incredible Experience!
My husband and I went on a date to swim with Manatees and could not be more pleased with the customer service and o
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P2590WRpatricias
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Cant wait to do it again!!
The Explorida Crew was fantastic. Mark, Melissa (M&M crew) the front desk girls. Sorry I don't remember your names,
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RJTRA
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Manatee Swim
We had Captain Tom and our female guide was wonderful. Great pictures were taken. Easy to do and we seen soo many
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marymY999HA
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Excellent
Wonderful experience! Great guide, awesome captain! So many manatee!!t. College grandchildren loved it and grandp
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C7700IKrachelc
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Gentle Giants
We had a great time yesterday with Ashley, Lindsay and Captain Tom. Great experience from start to finish!!
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W8899OKjeffl
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An experience to remember!
We left on January 8th, 2021 for a trip with Miss Lindsey and Captain Tommy and we had a fantastic time. Our famil
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NurseApes
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Manatee Heaven
Tommy, Lindsay and Ashley were absolutely fantastic! They are very warm, welcoming and super knowledgeable! Went o
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  • Duration: 3h
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