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Family Adventure Charters

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1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
+1 352-445-5489
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First time swimming with manatees

My family of 6, including a 6 year old and 4 year old, booked our manatee tour with this company... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shadledubs
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Seminole, Florida
via mobile
Loved the manatees! Nice service

We were a group of two parents, a 7 1/2 year old daughter and a nearly 12 year old son, with our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nlmama
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Family Adventure Charters specializes in Private Manatee Tours, Fishing Tours, Dolphin Tours, Kayak Rentals Eco Tours. Family Adventure Charters can accommodate large groups for specialized tours. Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins and last minute tours requests are welcome. The boat is has an on board rest room & changing room. The boat is also pet friendly, child safe, handicap accessible. Our captains are USCG licensed, and excursions are in offshore cruiser, comfortable pontoon boat or large multi-passenger tour boat. Most charters are offered year round. Manatee charters are best during the winter months, and scalloping trips are limited to the July through Sept season. At Family Adventure Charters we strive to be the best. Our mission is to give our customers the best experience possible when you walk though our doors. We might not be the biggest, but we are the best. A Family Adventure Charter is much more than just a “tour" it is an experience to remember!
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
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+1 352-445-5489
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 6, including a 6 year old and 4 year old, booked our manatee tour with this company. We were pleased that we ended up with a private tour, captained by Steve. Steve was a bit high strung and appeared anxious to find...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of two parents, a 7 1/2 year old daughter and a nearly 12 year old son, with our brother in law. We’re all very good swimmers and love the water. We’d never seen a manatee in person, and we were thrilled...More

Thank nlmama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a FABULOUS time on our manatee tour. We were able to find them right away and got right in to float with them. What an awesome experience! Our tour guide (Travis I believe) was very friendly and fun! Would absolutely go again if...More

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Florida and had heard from friends scalloping was a good time. This is a complete understatement! We headed out early on a sciff boat 3-4 miles offshore which, the trip ranged from no wake zones to 25 miles an hour. It took...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four . We went in the morning in July . We were swimming with manatees With in ten minutes of leaving the dock. Capt Travis knew some great spots to take us and it was just a great time . I would highly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family had a great time captain Tim and captain Steve were very knowledgeable. And captain Steve did everything he could to get us in the water with a manatee! And it was so much fun and a wonderful experience!

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time kayaking the springs. Family adventure provided kayaks and directions as planned with no issues. We did not use a guide, just got oriented and used the map to tool around for 3 hours. The 12 year old got tired in...More

Thank ALHG
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 5 and I had a blast with captain Tim and captain Travis. I am a little bit of a nature buff, so I was thrilled by the crystal clear bay and local animals (not to mention lots of manatees!). The Captains were...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Captain Steve and Dennis were AMAZING!They were very knowledgeable about where the Manatees were swimming. When we found the Manatees they were respectful to the Manatees and the area where the Manatees inhabit. Would highly recommend this experience.

Thank Katrina A
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

First off, what an incredible experience! Captain Tim and Captain Dennis are both so kind, knowledgeable, and entertaining! What I loved about this tour is that they were extremely concerned with protecting the manatees and made sure to respect them and their environment. What I...More

Thank Ylena Q
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Una N
18 March 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
I tell every one as soon as you know what day and time,I would go ahead and make a reservation. Thanks Capt.Tim
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Alisa G
22 February 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
Hello Alisa, I always do recommend the early morning,(7:30 AM).Thanks Capt.Tim
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Mommytraveler1022
27 August 2016|
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Response from ScubaSik | Reviewed this property |
No. As far as we know all ages welcome, but it is snorkeling so they should know how to swim. They should also be mature and be able to follow directions. It is an absolutely amazing experience and everyone should be able... More
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