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Crystal River Watersports

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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-795-7033
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Wonderful Experience Every Time

This was the second trip I have taken. I went 3 years ago with my family and came back to bring my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel643
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Auckland, New Zealand
Wonderful day!

Many years ago I spent happy hours diving in this area and wondered how it would be now. The area... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
kileysmom
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River. Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“days inn” (16 reviews)
“manatee tour” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-795-7033

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second trip I have taken. I went 3 years ago with my family and came back to bring my Fiancee. He isn't a very confident snorkler but within a few minutes he was relaxed and had the time of his life thanks...More

Thank Rachel643
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Rachel, we are so thrilled that you and your fiance joined us at Crystal River Watersports for your tour. You and your fiance were a delight, and we were so happy that the manatees rewarded your fantastic in water behavior with lots of love and...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Many years ago I spent happy hours diving in this area and wondered how it would be now. The area is far more built up, of course, but the folks at Crystal River Watersports did a fantastic job of getting us to the areas where...More

Thank kileysmom
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour, and that you and your family had a great day with the manatees. It is always a pleasure to share the beauty of the area and our amazing gentle...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We took the early morning trip, the sunrise was stunning! We had captain Leon and Miss Veronica as our in water guide. They both did a fantastic job! Professional but fun too! Made us feel so comfortable! The manatee swim was awesome even in the...More

Thank Diane S
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you so much Diane for taking a tour with us, and for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a great time, and that you enjoyed the trip with Leon and Veronica. Thank you again for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Crystal river water sports were very honest and clear when we called them to book a manatee tour in august and told us that there was no guarantee to see a manatee. They also informed in advance that the visibility would be bad. We decided...More

Thank Birgit G
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We try very hard to be honest with our guests about conditions in the summer as we want them to have a good time. Although there are fewer manatees in the summer heat, and sometimes they want...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have been on three Manatee tours at Crystal River. First time with crystal river watersports. This was by far the best. Capt Jim and swimmer Dakoda made sure we had a great time while still staying safe. Especially helpful in making sure my 13...More

1  Thank Red002
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

You made our day! Thank you so much for the wonderful review- we are delighted that we were able to make your tour a success and that your granddaughter had a good time. We will be sure to pass along the kind words to both...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We visited in the odd season, which made it more difficult to view manatees. Our captain and snorkel instructor were very knowledgeable in where to find them. Several tour boats went down a cove and came back saying there weren't any - but our captain...More

Thank HappyVickery
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a good time, and that we were able to find manatees for you. Our captains and guides have keen eyes, and that is especially helpful in summer when there are fewer...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

We spent the day with our two grandsons starting a bit late in the morning looking for the manatees and it was a bit disappointing, so I would recommend booking an early outing. My other daughter and our grandson joined us midway for the scallop...More

Thank Bobbie W
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy your family enjoyed the scalloping trip, and hope that you also enjoyed the manatee tour portion of the trip, even if you didn't see lots of manatees. It is true that early morning...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Best Anniversary ever. We brought our 17 year old and 8 year old. Captain Leon was amazing, highly knowledgeable and friendly. He made our experience top notch and we would like to thank him again. We would recommend this company and captain Leon to all...More

Thank melbe262
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

So happy that you had a great trip and a memorable Anniversary! Hoping you have many more happy years together. Leon is a great asset to our company and we are delighted that you had a good time on your tour. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Didn't see as many animals as we hoped, but our guide was very nice and we got to see two manatees and a few birds. Probably wrong time of the yearMore

Thank Ben_Ben310
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour. There are fewer manatees in the summer than in winter, and we are glad that we found some for you to see. There is an abundance of wildlife...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a morning manatee trip and an afternoon rainbow river tour. The morning manatee trip guide(Dakota) and Vince(captain) were very knowledgeable and passionate about the local manatee population and were very detail oriented. Dakota was especially helpful with the kids on our boat....More

1  Thank SevenYearOldTraveler
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your manatee tour and Rainbow River snorkeling adventure. Vince and Dakota really enjoyed sharing the experience(s) with you and your family. Rainbow River is gorgeous, and our shop is working with local groups to try...More

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salbi246
29 October 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Good Morning Mrs. Sally, According to google maps, Kissimee is approximately 2 hours away from us here in Crystal River. Here in the Crystal River area we see manatees year round. Although during the summer there are only... More
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Cadill
15 February 2015|
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Response from smt499 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was Peck's Old Port Cove Restaurant out on a peninsula just south of Crystal River
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14 January 2015|
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Response from Rebecca A | Reviewed this property |
My tour captian with Crystal River Watersports was great! He got us as close to the action as possible so if we were too cold to get in we could still see the manatees. Plus they stayed pretty close to the people and the... More
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