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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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Amazing day with a protector of the Manatees

Captain Stacey has a mission in life and it is to help save the manatees. Our family loves animals and we were thrilled at the chance to go to Crystal River and swim with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2013
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Verf Nice trip had with Stacy, she knows everything about the manatees, so we are also expert now :). Stacy works for the manatees and not to make more money for Herself, she has a real good ad warm hard for the animale. We slim with the manatees and Stacy yells are exactly what's to do so we do not... More 

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seacowgirl, Owner at Manatees In Paradise, responded to this review

WOW, I'd like to know what you consider a 5 start rating !! Your day was AMAZING and many guests who come during the Summer months only get to hope or imagine the possibility of running into a manatee in the clearer waters near the Three Sisters Springs !! As I point out in every individual confirmation email, this is... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Captain Stacey has a mission in life and it is to help save the manatees. Our family loves animals and we were thrilled at the chance to go to Crystal River and swim with the manatees and see them up close in their natural environment. We are very sensitive to animals well being and did not want to take a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

This trip was fabulous!! First let me say, I respect a company that tells you up front this is not prime time to see manatees and visibility is difficult in the summer. Captain Mike met us at the marina and had spotted manatees on the way in, so he promptly took is to the spot to Snorkle. It was breathtaking... More 

Thank Tonya B
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Our family enjoyed a wonderful time with Captain Stacy on the Crystal River. The experience of snorkelling with manatees is one that we will never forget. It was made all the better as a result of Stacy's coaching on how to be close to these amazing animals without making them uncomfortable as a result of our presence. Stacy obviously cares... More 

Thank Martin D
Mark, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We all had such a great time searching for manatees with captain mike. Although it was july 31st and not the best time to find manatees we were lucky enough to see and swim with two groups of manatees. The youngsters were so quite throughout the trip. Thank you. What a great experience and thanks also for the photos.... just... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Snorkeling with matatees in Crystal river (USA, Florida) is one of the best experience my and boyfriend ever had. It was SO amazing to see the manatees under water and we were very surprised that we could go so close to them. Captain Mike is a really good guide and he care so much about the manatees and there wellbeeing.... More 

Thank MaleneBrink
Biel-Benken, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Fascinating Tour - an experience for life Together with Capt. Stacy we were searching for Manatees quite a while, enjoying also the beautiful nature of this part of the world. The experienced eyes of Capt Stacy detected a manatee mum and her baby, which we were able to observe, follow for quite a while and even were able to touch... More 

Thank Nicole W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

On my way down from Tallahassee tot St. Petersburg I noticed the roadside billboards for swimming with the manatees. I've been travelling to Florida for more than 20 years but never had the luck to spot a manatee in the wild. We stayed at Waterside at Coquina Key in St. Petersburg and right in front of our condo I spotted... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Captain Stacy treated us to a fantastic trip. Although outside of the best season as we went in early May we still got to swim with these awesome mammals and Captain Stacy spent time going over how to swim with them and what to do/what not to do. We saw a couple of people on other boats swimming after them... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We did know that at the time we where in Chrystal River, most of the Manatees moved out and the visibilitycould be worse. Therefor we searched for the best Manatee trip, which we found by Manatees in Paradise, and Captain Stacey did not disappoint us. This is not like most of the commercial trips which takes out a big amount... More 

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