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Manatees In Paradise

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Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865
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Great tour!

We had a great time with Capt. Stacy and Mike. They were knowledgeable and passionate about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yoshie S
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Vancouver, Washington
Great tour with wonderful guides

Me and my girlfriend did the manatee tour on November 5th, 2017 and it was the highlight of our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MatthiasP1982
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Antwerp, Belgium
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No Walk-ins Accepted, small boat tours. We no longer offer tours from May-October due to overcrowding of larger tour companies and low manatee numbers. Reservations and confirmations by email only. We are a tiny, educational and fun 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. We are proud to be a "NO TOUCH the wild manatees" tour company. Anyone encouraging touching/rubbing/petting manatees even after they initiate an interaction, is not promoting good stewardship towards wild manatees. Befriending wild manatees reduces their chance for survival as you habituate them towards boats and people. Keep wildlife wild.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time with Capt. Stacy and Mike. They were knowledgeable and passionate about protecting manatees. They even took pictures and videos for us and send them to us for free! I highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Yoshie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend did the manatee tour on November 5th, 2017 and it was the highlight of our Florida holiday. Stacy and Mike are wonderful people and their priorities are the conservation and wellbeing of the manatees. This is how it should be. They...More

Thank MatthiasP1982
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A cold snap cleared the waters and kept some manatees hovering by the spring at the beginning of April. We were pleasantly surprised that the conditions were quite good and we spent plenty of time with the manatees and even saw Tarpon fish. Captain Stacy...More

Thank Merritt F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank TravelBugOntarioCan
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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.

Thank seewulf
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...More

Thank LeadFoot2014
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...More

Thank Kathrine L
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...More

Thank Tridogs
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...More

Thank M_Cabrelli
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...More

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When the waters of the Gulf is below 68 degree it varies from year to year.
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Anytime...we book up fast...if yopu want to tour with us, find a date and email me so we can get you confirmed. I am already taking tour reservations.
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