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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours:...

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains.We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations.

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Segway tour around pristine Kings Bay in Crystal River

Excellent tour around Kings Bay and Crystal River. Tour was informative and fun. Great way to spend time outdoors with family & friends. Tour guide was professional and... read more

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Crystal River, Florida

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour around Kings Bay and Crystal River. Tour was informative and fun. Great way to spend time outdoors with family & friends. Tour guide was professional and equipment was new.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Experiencing manatees with "Manatees in Paradise" was the highlight of our Florida vacation. Stacy and Mike were the perfect guides on a cold January day with many manatees around. They truly care for these beautiful, gentle animals and make sure that all swimmers interact with the manatees in a respectful, passive manner. We learned a lot about manatee habitat and... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stacy and Mike, we just can say thank you for these wonderful hours we could spent on your boat. You convinced us to swim with these wonderful animals (maybe because they look close to what I do 😉), and it was one of the most exciting experiences together in one category with the bears in Alaska or the wildlife in... More 

Thank Matthias M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike and Stacy are the perfect guides for a manatee tour! They appreciate these animals and their environment a lot and look out that you dont disturb them. Other tour guides don't seem to care if people chase the manatees around or separate them from their group. In case you care about animals you should definitely book this tour. As... More 

Thank Nora N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to go snorkeling with manatees, Captain Mike and Stacy Dunn are the way to go. They were very welcoming and knowledgeable every step of the way. Manatees in Paradise is the company to use for this once in a lifetime experience, videographer included! We will definitely be back with friends and family!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience to have Captain Stacy as our guide today! Her expansive knowledge and work with manatees greatly enhanced our experience. Our family walked away from our tour with magical memories and a greater appreciation for the manatee. If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with Mike or Stacy you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stacy and Mike were great guides and very friendly. My husband and I enjoyed spending the 2 hour river trip with them. This was only my second snorkeling adventure and Mike was very helpful with showing me what to do. Swimming with the manatee experience was wonderful and i would definitely to it again, and again, and again!!! They also... More 

Thank Diane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Look no further for a manatee tour company!!! Book husband/wife team Stacy and Mike and you will NOT be disappointed, and I hesitate to say "tour company," because they were both so kind that we felt like we were with friends, not an impersonal company who just wants your business. We learned sooo much about manatees and their environment. They... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have wanted to do this for some time and found Manatees in Paradise. My husband has done before, but following a really bag experience in open water I was always scared. I emailed Stacey before hand and explained I may not go in the water and when we arrived the decision was left totally to me, this was great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Manatees in Paradise is a four star tour operator. Captains Mike and Stacy are not only knowledgeable but care deeply about the manatees. Their boat, wet suits and snorkels were in excellent condition. I went on the tour Thanksgiving weekend, leaned about manatees and then got to get in the water and observe them in their natural environment. I would... More 

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