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Address: 1610 SE Paradise Cir, Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
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+1 352-571-1888
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Swimming With The Manatees is an ecotourism guide service located in...

Swimming With The Manatees is an ecotourism guide service located in Crystal River, Florida. In addition to Manatee swim and snorkel tours we offer Scalloping Trips and Airboat Rides. You will be thrilled by the glory of Florida nature at it’s finest. The Nature Coast is a birdwatcher’s and aquatic paradise. You may even catch a glimpse of the endangered Whooping Cranes that winter over in the Cha

                   

                   

                   

                   

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Best thing ever!!

My wife and I did this for our honeymoon and it was SO worth it!! We got so close to manatees and our guide went above and beyond to ensure that we had fun and saw as many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jacob S
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I did this for our honeymoon and it was SO worth it!! We got so close to manatees and our guide went above and beyond to ensure that we had fun and saw as many manatees as possible!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was an unbelievable time! We did the Platinum experience and it was worth every penny! Capt Bill was fantastic!. He was so outgoing, funny, but yet safety concious and definately had our best interest in mind! This trip was on my bucket list and once Bill found this out, he mad my day/year/dream! My family had such a good... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Captain Mike's, we are happy that you enjoyed yourself. Capt. Bill is a great guy and a wonderful addition to our family. I hope you were able to stop by and see our bucket-list t-shirts while you were here. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my sister-in-law's bucket list, but I had NO idea I would enjoy it as much as I did. Captain Bill was an excellent captain and guide, and gave us great tips for places to eat in Key West. We did the 7 AM tour. I would TOTALLY go on this again! Seriously - don't hesitate - sign... More 

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1 Thank klathrop
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We have found that often it's those who are not really sure about going that usually have the most fun. Possibly, manatees like those who play hard to get! Again, thank you and please see us again soon. More 

Pink Mountain
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I went on a boat with Captain Tom who was great. He was very skillful and completely dedicated to giving all of us the best opportunity to interact passively with these awesome creatures. As I couldn't get the hang of snorkeling at 74, I hung on the ladder and a manatee swam right up to me. What... More 

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Thank Marilyn M
SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us, and we are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. We love Capt. Tom, he truly is remarkable, we love him very much. I hope you got your bucket list shirt while you were here. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so glad that we chose Captain Mike's. We went on the 9:00 trip and saw a manatee shortly after getting into the water. As we swam around, there were more to observe and they came very close to us. Captain Tom was a fountain of info as well as entertaining and Jessica lead us in the water as... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the early morning Swimming with the Manatees experience. Captain Bill was lots of fun, very knowledgable about the area and the ocean life. He told us some great stories and made sure that each of us had an incredible experience swimming with the Manatees. I would highly recommend this experience. Many people swim with dolphins but very... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Yes, Captain Bill is great, he is a new addition to our team and has only added to what we do here. We recommend all who love marine life to swim with the manatees at least once in their life, it truly is a remarkable experience. Thank you for your business. More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Captain Mike's swimming with the manatees was amazing. Captain Tom was awesome and so much fun. He has a lot of knowledge about the manatees, the river and the area. He took us to the best place to see them and pointed them out so we knew where to swim. His darling wife Marcia was a delightful. We will definitely... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business. Captain Tom is truly a gem in the manatee tour industry, he and his wife Marcia are devoted to the customer as well as our native wildlife. We would love to see you again! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Did this activity right before Christmas and it was wonderful! Highly recommended! Captain Scott and first mate, Jessica were great!

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we strive for excellence in customer service. Captain Scott and Jessica are both a great team, they love what they do and do it well. We look forward to your return! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

A MUST ....from the moment we walked in we were greeted from Justin. Very professional from the beginning Our tour guide was Scott and Jessica. Very informative and helpful in every aspect of our tour. Had a wonderful sense of humor and took plenty of photos for us during our visit. Reasonable cost for a family outing Rich n carla... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello Rick and Carla, thank you so much for sharing your family vacation with us. It truly is an honor to have gracious people like yourself walk through our doors every day. We love Scott and Jessica both, great staff makes for a great time. Please come back and see us again! - Justin More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

We had the pleasure of Captain Yevs as our tour guide. He was outstanding! We choose this company because they had a long trip. It was worth every penny! My husband,daughter, her fiancé and myself, all had great encounters with the wonderful Manatees. I do not recommend children under about 10 swim with the Manatees's. Even though the Manatees's are... More 

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SwimmingManatees, Manager at Swimming With The Manatees, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your business, Captain Yves is a wealth of knowledge and a customer favorite. We are so happy you chose our Platinum tour, all of our tours are a great value, but this is the premium tour when it comes to swimming with the manatees. Small children can become a challenge, but after an intense briefing on... More 

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