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Snorkel With The Manatees

#2 of 26 Tours in Homosassa Features Animals
10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
+1 352-257-8687
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Amazing experience!!!

Checking this off my bucket list! Colby our captain was a super fun guide who not only got us in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Countryside, Illinois

We went in the off season with very low expectations of seeing any Manatees but your Captain... read more

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Thank you for reading our reviews. We are pleased to anounce our Brand New Check in location and gift shop. Please update your GPS for our new address. Our prices are the best in Citrus County, visit our website and compare. We are located on the West Coast of Florida , just minutes from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. A short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 17 years of guiding families to interact with manatees. We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion. We look forward to meeting you and your families Captain Gene
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
+1 352-257-8687
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Checking this off my bucket list! Colby our captain was a super fun guide who not only got us in the water twice to see the manatees but we also got to see a couple dolphins who were attempting to rustle up some grub. Colby...More

Thank dionnedg2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the off season with very low expectations of seeing any Manatees but your Captain defiantly worked magic and did not disappoint. We were able to find 3. He was able to help direct us to 2 locations with 3 manatees, 1 set...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this upon a friend's recommendation. Upon viewing the site, you see great pictures in crystal clear waters of manatees. I wasn't expecting to see tons of manatees due to being in the "off season" but I was expecting to get to see them...More

Thank Carrie R
parkit88, General Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Carrie and thank you for your review. There is some great information above that I would like to elaborate on. The spring water is always clear and sparkly, however if the manatee are not in the springs on the day of your tour, Yes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the season but had to check it out. 2 hour tour, saw 3 manatee in 1 pass. Fighting several group tours for a few manatee to see, not the fault of our tour or the captain. He took us to also see an underwater...More

Thank Fritz H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a trip up to Homosassa Springs to snorkel with the Manatees as a birthday present for my wife. Unfortunately, due to heavy rain the morning of the trip, we were able to see only 3 Manatees, as the water was really dark due to...More

Thank manuel q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have never done this you must try this! Unbelievable staff that is extremely passionate and cares about your experience. You will not meet another place that genuinely cares or not if u get to swim with a manatee off season. We had Captain...More

Thank Colleen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Ron took us on a wonderful adventure. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we were passing. We did a little snorkeling in some clear and chilly waters. After almost 2 1/2 hours we were unable to find a manatee..it is the off season...BUT...More

Thank chinesebabymom1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our first ever snorkel with manatees experience. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and Captain Greg was a great guy to hang out with for the day. He was very knowledgeable about the river and local habitat, and...More

Thank HeadHeathen
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a great time snorkeling with the manatees. The visibilty in the springs was great, but the manatees weren't in this area. Captain Greg then took us to another area where we saw manatees and a porpoise. The visibility was not as good here,...More

Thank Stormy1topspot
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

After watching an informative video and picking out my 8yr old sons wet suit we set out on the morning manatee tour. Capt Ron was friendly and knowledgeable and was clear at the beginning that although he would try very hard to find manatees, it...More

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22 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
During our snorkeling tours, we give everyone a pool noodle, regardless of age or swimming ability. So you don't even need to know how to swim, because you will be floating on the noodle. For ages 6 and under, we also... More
19 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. There are manatees here all year, you will not see as many as during the winter months, but we do tours all year, and we do see them. One thing we do offer a rain check, so that if for... More
8 January 2017|
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Response from CaptainTraci | Property representative |
We rent the cameras at our location. The digital rental is $20, and requires an SD card. Thank you Capt. Traci