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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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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: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -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.

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Once in a Lifetime Encounter

Did you ever have an encounter with someone or something which took your breathe away and you knew it was a once in a lifetime experience? Captain Stacey Dunn's manatee tour was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Did you ever have an encounter with someone or something which took your breathe away and you knew it was a once in a lifetime experience? Captain Stacey Dunn's manatee tour was that encounter for me! :) Beginning from picking you up at the boat dock with a warm welcome to her explaining her love of the ocean life and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Amazing encounter with manatees and under the knowledgeable and pro-manatee rights Capt. Mike. I love that Capt. Mike put the manatees safety & comfort first as it should be. We got blessed with lots of pics that Capt. Mike took and emailed to us. He even captured the moment a baby manatee investigated the odd human (me) floating in the... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

We had the most amazing day and my other half James who before we went wasn't that interested in swimming with the manatees found it was the highlight of his holiday!I chose you guys as you did small intimate tours and really cared about the manatees and did lots of work with manatee rescues and research (by luck we ended... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

I highly recommend Manatees in Paradise!! Capt Mike was a wonderful tourguide! He gave us great instructions and we couldn't have asked for a person better qualified or more passionate about these beautiful animals. He KNOWS his manatees! Best part for me was being able to swim with a mother and her baby. The babies are so playful and inquisitive... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Capt. Stacy took us out for a late season manatee swim. We knew ahead of time that the Manatees may be few and far between. Capt. Stacy found several of them for us to enjoy and was able to get us out before the holiday crowds. She gave great instructions, had a clean boat and her passion for these beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

My husband and I highly recommend this tour. Stacy does an incredible job, we can't wait to come back..... this time with our family and friends! Luckily we are only a half hour away. :-)

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Captain Mike provided us with incredible memories on our private tour that shall last a lifetime. As we were climbing aboard the boat, Captain Stacy excitedly called us back to give us an up-close look at a manatee mom and baby close to the middle of the dock. We squealed with joy. From the moment we climbed on board the... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

You guys are simply the best!! We had 3 wonderful hours with Captain Mike and the Manatees. Knowing that it was the end of the season we understood that the Manatee count could be low, but Captain Mike spotted a small group of Manatees, including two babies, and we were lucky to be able to swim with them for about... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

Lots of information and directions provided. Free parking. We got underway and learned a lot about both the manatees and the social history of the area that affected their life around Crystal River. The river was gorgeous. We had a great snorkeling stop off around the springs. Swimming with the manatees was a once in a lifetime experience. I felt... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We booked the semi-private tour via email. Everything worked out perfect. Capt. Stacy is the best!!! It was such a wonderful experience for all of us. The kids were still telling everybody about it even after we visited the parks in Orlando! We were very much enjoying the boating trip and the dive to the manatees. Capt. Stacy has been... More 

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