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Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees

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1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
+1 352-571-1888
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Sadly no manatees

Ok, the weather played a part in making all the manatees disappear, so it was a major... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave J
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Fun in the Florida sun!

My husband, daughter and I had the opportunity to swim with the manatees on September 27, 2017 with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gobulldogs2002
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Rolla, Missouri
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Swimming With The Manatees is an ecotourism guide service located in Crystal River, Florida. We offer the finest in Manatee Swim Tours. You will be thrilled by the glory of Florida nature at its finest. The Nature Coast is a birdwatcher’s and aquatic paradise.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“private tour” (62 reviews)
“platinum tour” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
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+1 352-571-1888

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok, the weather played a part in making all the manatees disappear, so it was a major disappointment. Sadly the boat crew and management failed to warn us of this issue as we sailed out on our high price float around canals and lagoons. The...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and I had the opportunity to swim with the manatees on September 27, 2017 with Captain Tom, his wife and daughter. It was our first time snorkeling and Captain Tom along with his family were fabulous in getting us geared up so...More

Thank gobulldogs2002
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We booked the Platinum tour for 6 of us for the 28th Aug. Our ages ranged between 50 and 18 so a good cross section. As we knew it would be an early start (be at Capt Mike's at 0730) and we were staying down...More

Thank Timber49
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We had a group of 20 girls and moms out for a swim with the manatees! We had a blast. Captain Tom and Princess Marsha were patient and knowledgeable. We had an extended swim with 3 manatee and we were all tickled pink to see...More

Thank Hillary C
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We had the best time from start to finish. Well worth the time and money. We got up close and personal with three manatee. My wife was thrilled as were we all. Captain Tom was great, he made it extra fun and I was glad...More

Thank mikecat715
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous time! We booked the platinum tour which was 5 hours. Our guide was Captain Pappas. He was very knowledgeable about the manatees and where they may be. We saw a total of 5 I think. Since this is the off season...More

Thank Hilltopcarolyn
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for your review, Captain Pappas is a new addition to our team and an excellent one I might add. He truly makes the experience, it doesn't hurt when the wildlife put on a show either. We hope you will come visit us again...More

Reviewed July 16, 2017

This had been on our bucket list and was one of the highlights of our trip to Florida. The best part is that it was mating season when we went so there were tons of manatee around and they were doing barrel rolls in front...More

Thank RustyNickel
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you so much for swimming with us. It really makes the trip when the manatees put on a show, not to mention all of the other wonderful creatures you can see on our trip. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Captain Tom was great, very knowledgeable, very funny. We did see one manatee, and he did try his very best to spot some others. I would definitely recommend this trip to others.More

Thank Arlene M
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for choosing us, yes Captain Tom is almost as fun as the manatees and even though the summer can be difficult to find manatees our captains usually have a few tricks up their sleeves and save the day. We hope you will chose...More

Reviewed July 6, 2017

Although Captain Mike cannot guarantee Manatees, especially in July. If you want the best chance and a great experience go with Captain Mike. Nothing to much trouble, great organisation we missed our 7,00 am slot and we were put on the later trip, no problem....More

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased that we were able to accommodate you, excellent customer service is the standard we try to set. Yes manatees can be difficult to find during the summer months but as a rule our highly trained captains...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017

The sweet lady who checked me in was very efficient and knowledgeable.Everything ran smoothly on all ends. I must say, the Captain Tom was the best part of it! He was super friendly and very funny and great personality to the experience! I overheard him...More

Thank Kristin S
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for your excellent review, we try our best to have excellence in customer service and Captain Tom sure helps make that possible. He is a great addition to our team and we are so proud he is ours! We are blessed to live...More

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Alison A
February 17, 2017|
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Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
We have a 3 hour Gold tour that is semi-private, and a 5 hour Platinum that is semi-private. Both are adequate in-water time, however on days where manatees can be difficult to find the 5 hour affords you the opportunity to... More
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Alison A
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Mary Ellen C | Reviewed this property |
We were in the water for about 1.5 hr. It was not sunny January day but in the mid 60s when we got there for our at 9am reservation. Once we got in the water, we were warm for most of that time. Everyone is given a noodle... More
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annalowther
January 17, 2017|
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Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
Manatees are protected by law. I believe the video is online, it's called Manatee Manners and it will tell you all the rules involving swimming with the manatees
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