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Manatees In Paradise

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Exceptional tour

Mike and Stacy from Manatees in Paradise do things right. They have the knowledge to find manatees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cosmopolitan192738
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Experience of a lifetime

This was the second time we went with Mike and Stacy and it was absolutely great (again)! Last time... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
taschk0
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Seasonal tours -We no longer offer tours from May-September due to overcrowding of larger tour companies and low manatee numbers. Reservations and confirmations by email only. No Walk-ins Accepted. FREE U/W VIDEO sent to you Youtube of your...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Crystal River, FL 34429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mike and Stacy from Manatees in Paradise do things right. They have the knowledge to find manatees (no guarantees), the patience and personalities to make sure everyone has a top notch tour, and most importantly, the passion for the manatees to make sure they're protected...More

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seacowgirl, Owner at Manatees In Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANK YOU so much for your glowing review. We love having nature oriented people on board who love to watch what the wild animals do naturally unencumbered by human behavior or activity. You all were our first guests back since we take Summers off. We...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

This was the second time we went with Mike and Stacy and it was absolutely great (again)! Last time we went 4 years ago in August (which they don't do anymore) and this time it was May. We were their last trip of the season,...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It was a great experience.....Stacy and Mike were very kind and professional...We went in April when there are a few manantees, but it was an exciting experience.Stacy was swimming with me and my husband looking for these kind and shy animals. We recommend this private...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The choice of an operator is key for the experience and the well-being of the manatees. We carefully selected Manatees in Paradise and could not have been happier. We wanted a small-size tour, just for the five of us, for a fair price. We wanted...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had a private tour. Mike and Stacey make it a point that their guests have the best experience. Mike stays on board to look for the animals. Stacey gets in the water and guides you. On a more murky day it is the difference...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My husband, 21 month old son and I had an amazing time. My husband watched our son while I swam with the manatees. Stacy and Mike were amazing. They were so passionate about the animals. They made us feel very comfortable and brought us to...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Captain Stacy and Mike offer the best manatee experience. It is clear to me that they do this because they are so passionate about these gentle creatures. They clearly warned us ahead of time that we may not see any, as the water was unusually...More

Thank tlf6542
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Capt Mike and Stacy Dunn are the best to go see some manatees with. They truly care about the species and educate guests about the safest and healthiest way to fully encounter manatees within the wild population. I myself am a marine mammal biologist and...More

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Captain Stacy and Mike could not be better people to take you out to see the manatees. When I went they were honest telling us about the weather conditions and how we may not see many, however I decided to go out anyway and I'm...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Swimming with the manatees was one of the best experiences I have ever had thanks to Stacy and Mike! They welcomed us with great hospitality, and you can tell they have so much love for the manatees. Because of them, I had an incredible experience...More

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lindaanamalu
4 October 2018|
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Response from taschk0 | Reviewed this property |
It is on their website, unfortunately I cannot include the link here.example: semi-private tor 65 $ + 10 $ Wetsuit rental per Person
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scalpmnoles
27 September 2018|
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Response from MarkontheGo66 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are very nice. You’ll find the video they uptake is much better. But take yours. The water is less clear than you think. You’ll find you’ll need to focus on finding one.
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American-Germany
28 November 2016|
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Response from seacowgirl | Property representative |
When the waters of the Gulf is below 68 degree it varies from year to year.
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