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Address: 10460 West New York Street, Homosassa, FL 34448
Phone Number:
+1 352-601-8992
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Visit us to swim with the endangered Florida Manatee. Come visit our new...

Visit us to swim with the endangered Florida Manatee. Come visit our new Gift Shop and check in location, located in "Old Homosassa Florida" There is no experience like it. We offer 3 or 5 hour swimming with manatee tours, in the only place in the United States where one can enter the natural habitat of an endangered species, with the intention of some kind of interaction. We have been in business 18 years and pride ourselves on great customer service and the fact that we love what we do.

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"Beatiful encounter!"

What an amazing experience! Captain Traci is in love with these beautiful, gentle creatures, and is passionate about spreading that love with her guests. The instructional video... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience! Captain Traci is in love with these beautiful, gentle creatures, and is passionate about spreading that love with her guests. The instructional video is so important in educating people about the manatees and their environment, and Traci's education helped us have an up close non-invasive experience. Once we entered the water, it was truly magical; these... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip so much the first time we went out a second time while on our vacation!!! Captain Tracy ROCKS! She is so passionate about the manatees 💙 she really took time with us and headed in the right direction! We had a beautiful day the manatees we very active and loved their bellies rubbed! Would totally do... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful January afternoon with Captain Colby exploring the Homosassa River, culminating in an up close and personal snorkeling experience with a baby manatee. Native Vacations limits its tours to only six passengers on their pontoon boats and provides an orientation to demonstrate non-intrusive snorkeling practices. Thanks to Colby for his persistence in finding manatee and for his... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much fun! Educational, respectful of the manatees! Captain Traci was very knowledgeable, personable, able to spot the manatees easily and direct you to them. Jean the guide at the shop also knowledgeable, humorous yet very direct about respecting the manatees. Everyone seemed to enjoy their job and it was contagious! Loved it, Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us chartered a manatee tour with Native Vacations and we were not dissappointed. After a quick instructional video on the "do's and don'ts" when interacting with manatees, we squeezed into our wet suits, and after a short boat ride we were swimming with several of these magnificent creatures. Captain Cody really knows his stuff, and having him as... More 

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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My Grandaughter wanted to snorkel with the Manatees for her 13th birthday so we booked a vacation in Florida and began our search. We found the website for Native vacations Snorkel with the Manatees , reviewed it and booked. SO GLAD! Our guide Captain Cody made the excursion the best- he is very knowledgable, great conversationalist and just an all... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I and my family (wife, two late teens kids) took a trip with Captain Traci on January 9th. Beautiful tour and Traci, who is very passionate about her friends, led us on a delightful adventure. We spent two hours snorkeling with these gentle and curious creatures in a lovely environment. We were completely captivated and learned so much about them.... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Jess our Captain was amazing, she really worked hard for our family of 6 to get in the water and have an opportunity to swim with the Manatees. It was truely amazing when we got to see them, and when we got in the water. They are very peaceful, and it was certainly an experience of a life time for... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We did not know exactly what to expect on our tour so we were delighted to be met by Victoria (in the Native Vacations office) who was both friendly and professional. After receiving background facts for the tour we were greeted by Captain Colby, who was our tour guide. Captain Colby was fun.....he answered all our questions with ease and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience on our Manatee Snorkel trip with Captain Traci! There were 4 snorkelers in our party, including one 10-year old. We got in the water with many manatees, and saw birds, and DOLPHINS on the fun boat ride to the snorkel location. Traci provided lots of interesting information about manatees and the local area. Top notch... More 

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