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Manatees In Paradise

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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours:...

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: May-October due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required by email only -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains. We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations. LOOK- DON'T TOUCH the wild manatees, touching/rubbing/petting manatees reduces their chance for survival as you habituate them towards boats and people. Keep wildlife wild.

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We had a fantastic experience with Manatees in Paradise. We swam with several manatees and in an area away from the many other tours. Please consider going with this tour as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Toronto
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic experience with Manatees in Paradise. We swam with several manatees and in an area away from the many other tours. Please consider going with this tour as they are running an ethical business, and follow the strict laws around not touching or harassing the manatees, who are already living in a fragile environment. Guide Stacy also... More 

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Heidelberg, Deutschland
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are carried out with a boat to a spot with manatees. Unfortunately, the water was very muddy, so it was hard to see the manatees, unless we were very close to them.

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Thank seewulf
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127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My wife wasn't interested in swimming with the manatee's, but I was. Stacy was a wonderful guide and kept us on what few manatees were in the area. The only problem is there are several other guide services in the area and whenever one finds a manatee, there's a dash for that area to see it. I got to see... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We had some great hours with Stacey and Mike. We were only four in our group so it was a really calm and personal tour. The manatees were a bit tricky today but Stacey and Mike still managed to find a few for us to get a once in a lifetime experience. It is great that they really care about... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I found this tour on TripAdvisor due to the high rating. A lot of reviews noted that this tour was Eco friendly and very respectful of the animals and the area which is something I wanted. We actually wanted to take this tour last year when we were in the area but due the numbers, Stacey and Mike weren't running... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Both Captain Mike and Captain Stacy were fabulous hosts for this morning trip. We left the dock at 8am and immediately they took our party of 3 directly to where the manatees lay. It was a tremendous experience to be able swim close to these lovely animals and even for our friend who stayed on the boat and took pictures.... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Swimming and getting close to these amazing animals is a privilege so we wanted to make sure that we went with the most eco-friendly tour committed to the safety and happiness of this beautiful animal. We chose Mike and Stacy after extensive research on the best tours. It was an amazing experience. It was a hot day and late in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our adventure with Capts. Stacy and Mike was a year in the making, and it was worth the wait! My husband, two daughters and I had originally booked a tour with them on Spring Break last March. When the day came for our tour, the weather had become so warm that many of the manatees had left the Springs. Capt.... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had the most fantastic morning with Stacy and Mike. They picked us up from the Plantation hotel where we were staying (which was fantastic) and firstly we went to 3 Sisters Springs and saw plenty of manatees (but also plenty of humans!!) It is an absolutely beautiful spot. The next stop we went to was amazing - we got... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Once again we had a fantastic snorkeling adventure with Captain Stacy and Captain Mike. They are passionate about what they do and they make the adventure extremely enjoyable.

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