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Manatee Fun Tours

#5 of 51 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Manatee Fun Tours offers Private and Semi-Private Manatee Tours Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a privately owned company who will put your fun experiences first. We offer A Big Fun Manatee Tour on an enclosed house style boat. Snorkel and Swim with manatee, then relax in an enclosed cabin which is warmer and more comfortable than an open pontoon or a curtain sided boat. You will still get a bit chilly, but you won't freeze. We also use 3-5mm wet-suits for added comfort This is a true private manatee tour for just you and your family. We also have a premium tour option and see manatees in luxury! We make this an experience of a lifetime no matter which tour you choose. Call or email for a prompt response, We have the coolest boat on the bay!
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off, all instructors and guides were extremely kind and interactive. Before the trip to the water, you and other groups were to sit and be informed and instructed on how to act, for legal reasons and safety for you and the manatees. The lady...More

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RiverVentures, Manager at Manatee Fun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome review!! We particularly enjoy your description of 'the lady' who was informative, enthusiastic and interactive!! We feel like the introduction and educational portions really can add to the experience, and we take...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with this company that had highest rating. Did not disappoint! Kay and John T. were great guide and captain. Very informative! Highlight was 5 manatees swimming in from gulf and baby nursing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience! Very informative. Left on time. Provided everything we needed. Captain Tanner was excellent. Knew the area very well. Had back up plans if we didn't find manatees. Tour Guide Irish Dave coached us and provided attention that helped us enjoy...More

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RiverVentures, Manager at Manatee Fun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the feedback! We love how you break it right down.....Captain was excellent, informative, left on time, and you had everything your family needed for an awesome day! Often times, people book these adventures not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies running the shop were friendly and fun. We were lucky enough to score by having Dallas and Dave as our guides. They found a couple of manatees for us AND were patient with my water phobic husband. It was an experience of a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain John and India provided a professional and informative tour. We saw several manatees and had several up-close encounters. They were knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of Crystal River. I highly recommend this experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best trip ever and expected not to see many manatees due to off season but we were totally wrong and my family and I recommend our captain John and guide Evan. We are planning our next trip next year with John and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just amazing experience. Broderick and Anthony are super funny and professional guides. Even the water was cloudy and we haven't been there in the main season we found manatee with baby and experienced wonderful diving.

Thank janpinta
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We decided to use this company based on TripAdvisor Reviews and were delighted that we did. My son swam and I took pictures (same admission price if you swim or don't). If you have a Go-pro head-mount camera or similar, be sure to take it....More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Our guide and captain were so nice. Went to 3 sisters springs and got am inside scoop on a mama manatee who was pregnant. It was my first time snorkeling too! I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Absolutely everyone involved here is great. Kat and John took us out, found manatees for us right away, and then gave us an excellent tour. Kat took some amazing photos of us. However, the friendliness of all the staff made this trip the best I...More

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Hi, we are a family of 3 and looking to do a manatee tour in June 2017. Though this is not classed as peak season is it still possible to see manatee at this time? Also, would you advise which of the booking times would be more advantageous for an opportunity to see the manatee.
11 March 2017|
Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
Thank you for writing and we would love to have you! Yes, June is a tough time to find manatee in the area, but we almost always see at least a few. As long as you have realistic expectations you will have a wonderful time... More
hi we are looking to do a side trip to the river,and wondered if the last week in oct would be very good to swim with the manatees. thank you
18 February 2017|
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Response from Erin E | Property representative |
Manatee Season is technically November 15 - March 31st, but since the manatees in our area are wild animals they come and go as they please! So we never really know how many will be where at what time. In general, the... More
Hello we would like to reserver an exit(release) with you to swim with manatee on July 2nd adds us a family of two adults and two 9-year-old children and 6 .pouvons years to have us the price list(rate) and possibly to reserver. thank you very much. Mr ramos frederic
5 February 2016|
Response from morefun2017 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for writing and I would recommend that you check out our webpage for availability and descriptions of our boats and tours. Prices are also clearly marked.