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Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center

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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Safe and down to earth experience for manatees and family!

These guides know what they are doing and they do it well. They care so much for the manatees. The... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Kylie H
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Memorable Experience

Capt. Ron found us the most sociable manatees in the spring area. They came right up to the boat... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Marie_4Ottos
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Salt Lake City, United States
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Visit us to snorkel with the newly, down listed, threatened, 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 to 6 hour swimming with manatee tours, in the only place in the United States where one can enter the natural habitat of an endangered(threatened) species, with the intention of enjoying 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. We also offer dolphin sightseeing tours at 3:00 daily. Want to have fun catching your own dinner? Join us for a fun day of Scalloping. Tours available from July-Mid September.
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

These guides know what they are doing and they do it well. They care so much for the manatees. The experience was so down to earth and peaceful. Other places are so commercial and throw you on top of these mammals but these guides like...More

Thank Kylie H
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manateewoman, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Kylie! We all love our job and take great pleasure in hearing that you've enjoyed the experience as much as we do! Frank and Gene are a HOOT to be around and make the whole trip even more enjoyable. Don't...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Capt. Ron found us the most sociable manatees in the spring area. They came right up to the boat, let us pet their backs and their bellies and seemed just as fascinated by us as we were of them. Then Ron brought us to an...More

Thank Marie_4Ottos
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manateewoman, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with Captain Ron! We as a company love to hear that our customers have had a time they will always remember! Weekends do get rather busy on the river with the warmer weather our...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I’m from St Pete and had a friend visiting from New Orleans. We drove up for the 11:30 tour with Captain Ron. He was friendly, knowledgeable and knew just where to go to make sure we saw as many manatees as possible! We had amazing...More

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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hello! Thank you for your great review! We are very happy that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the manatees, and that Captain Ron took good care of you. It is always a pleasure to take our guests to see the manatees, as it...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Captain traci and her team lived up to all her xcellent reviews. Taking a very late booking, but making it happen perfectly, made an excellent end and overall highlight to our three week Florida trip. And so much respect and care for animals and their...More

Thank Jim G
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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello Jim and family, and thank you for your review. We did have a great day, I am so happy that i was able to take all of you to see the manatees! It was a pleasure to share the day with all of you,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a manatee and dolphin tour for our family. We had a party of six so we made up our own group. Captain Tracy (or O Captain My Captain) was very knowledgeable about the manatees, dolphins, other wildlife and the area itself. She was...More

Thank Jenn E
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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you Jenn and family for the wonderful review. I am thankful for the nice review, and so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and seeing the manatees and dolphins. I really was a great day, I had fun too. Best Wishes Capt. Traci

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I had a fantastic time on our manatee snorkeling trip last week. I did a lot of research before selecting this company, and I'm so glad I made the choice I did. For the same price as all the other companies, we were on a...More

Thank Alison W
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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Alison and family! Thank you very much for your great review, we are so glad that you enjoyed Captain Laci as well as your tour and seeing and swimming with the manatees. Captain Laci is a wonderful asset to our company and we value...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great all around experience from people who care about nature and the manatees. As avid eco-tourists, we brought our own equipment, but it was provided in the tour if you so desire. Our Captain, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the area and its history. He...More

Thank Derrick H
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CaptainTraci, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for your in depth review. We appreciate your time in writing this insightful review. We work hard to educate our passengers and visitors! Also, thank you for noticing our passion for our job, the environment, habitat and protection of these amazing creatures. Our...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Excellent time had by all. The experience from beginning to end was friendly and professional. In the office we watched a short video on do’s and don’ts when in the water near manatees. We put on wet suites and drove a mile to the boat...More

Thank John K
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manateewoman, Owner at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi John, thank you for your kind review. We appreciate all reviews, are very happy that you had a great time with the manatees and Captain Chris. Captain Chris is very knowledgeable, as are all of our captains, and we are proud to have him...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrible experience. My experience started at check-in when they told me the underwater cameras they advertise were not available to rent. So I then had to buy a $25 phone case to even have a chance at getting a picture... (not to mention I...More

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parkit88, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello and thank you for your honest review. This review will let us speak about things we dont normally get to reply too. I think this review speaks for it's self. We suggested not to rent OUR rental camera because the waters that the manatees...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The shop was small with very limited parking but we weren't there long. They showed us a very educational video on the dos/don'ts regarding manatee interactions. We had a short drive to the docks where there was plenty of parking. The group we were in...More

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parkit88, Manager at Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you for your review! We are very sorry about the condition some of our wet suits are in, they are just now being replaced. We had a huge order to replace the suits back in September but hurricane Irma changed our thoughts. We were...More

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