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Address: 2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
Phone Number: +1 352-795-7033
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a...

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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My husband and I had a fantastic time on a trip with Larry and Leon. They were really informative and friendly and they ensured an excellent interaction with the manatees while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pebblesbrat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic time on a trip with Larry and Leon. They were really informative and friendly and they ensured an excellent interaction with the manatees while still respecting they were wild animals. We would recommend this as a brilliant experience and this company as your guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome trip with Capt.Leon &Lacy ! Even after the hurricane,they still put us on the Manatees. Water was murky,but;Lacy asured us it was all good and we jumped right in. Then Capt.Leon took us out to the Gulf and showed us all types of wild life on the way. Then believe it or not ! Then Capt. Leon... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the manate and gulf dive with Capt. Long and Lacy! What great people, they make sure you enjoy your time aboard and make the trip much more than a job for them. The love what they do and it shows!! I highly recommend Capt. Leon and Lacy for your groups tour!!! Capt. Leon made me at ease... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have been to Crystal River several time and we used the Watersports that is attached to the Plantation. Everything was organized and everything that we needed was there. All we had to do was make a reservation and show up. What a great time we swam with the manatees and went scalloping in season. They shucked the scallops and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What an amazing trip for me and my husband. We took the early trip at 730am. We were the only 2 on the boat. This company only takes small groups of 6 or less. They educate you in the beginning on how to passively observe. Little did we know, we were in for a treat of a lifetime. We found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I found this company through a search engine and so glad I did. Lacy, the guide, and Leon, the captain, were great and entertaining. They told us all about the area, not just focusing on manatees. They warned us finding a manatee would be difficult because of recent hurricanes, but they would do all that they could to find us... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Greeted by friendly reception although we turned up at last minute. Put through safety and manatee rules and straight on board. Offered wet suits but no need of them in such warm waters. Our Captain Jim very informative and took us direct to where Manatees were feeding . Other tours departed and we had springs to ourselves. Our Guide Vince... More 

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Fredericksburg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was very cool to be close to mantatees. The captain shared info about the river and other info about the area. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Be sure to be on time to get fitted with a wet suit and watch a short video about the way to treat manatees. I had no idea people would try... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This was supposed to be the best part of the trip and ended up being the worst! They didn't give us wetsuits like advertised, the water was freezing, the captain (Jim) was extremely pushy. They show you this video about the do's and dont's with the manatees. But when you get out there around one it's a whole different story!... More 

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John E, Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. The single most disappointing thing on our end is that we left you with the impression that we don’t care. This truly is not the case and customer service and guest experience is something we are always trying to improve. There were four points that you mentioned: Wet Suits, Dumping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time. Out captain was awesome, very imformative & very patient with us. The water was cold but so worth it. Our captain showed us all around the area & didn't keep us grounded to just one area. We saw a few manatees & also saw Three Sisters Springs. Overall, well worth the money & we will... More 

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John E, Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Crystal River Watersports- we really appreciate it. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that your swim with the manatees was fun. I wanted to clarify that the springs you saw were The Delights that are right outside of Three Sisters Spring. (Three Sisters is currently closed for... More 

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