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Crystal River Watersports

#13 of 53 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
+1 352-795-7033
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Off season, but they made the manatee tour perfect

Crystal river water sports were very honest and clear when we called them to book a manatee tour in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Birgit G
Third time was a Charm

I have been on three Manatee tours at Crystal River. First time with crystal river watersports... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Red002
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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River. Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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“manatee tour” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-795-7033

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crystal river water sports were very honest and clear when we called them to book a manatee tour in august and told us that there was no guarantee to see a manatee. They also informed in advance that the visibility would be bad. We decided...More

Thank Birgit G
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We try very hard to be honest with our guests about conditions in the summer as we want them to have a good time. Although there are fewer manatees in the summer heat, and sometimes they want...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on three Manatee tours at Crystal River. First time with crystal river watersports. This was by far the best. Capt Jim and swimmer Dakoda made sure we had a great time while still staying safe. Especially helpful in making sure my 13...More

1  Thank Red002
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You made our day! Thank you so much for the wonderful review- we are delighted that we were able to make your tour a success and that your granddaughter had a good time. We will be sure to pass along the kind words to both...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the odd season, which made it more difficult to view manatees. Our captain and snorkel instructor were very knowledgeable in where to find them. Several tour boats went down a cove and came back saying there weren't any - but our captain...More

Thank HappyVickery
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a good time, and that we were able to find manatees for you. Our captains and guides have keen eyes, and that is especially helpful in summer when there are fewer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day with our two grandsons starting a bit late in the morning looking for the manatees and it was a bit disappointing, so I would recommend booking an early outing. My other daughter and our grandson joined us midway for the scallop...More

Thank Bobbie W
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy your family enjoyed the scalloping trip, and hope that you also enjoyed the manatee tour portion of the trip, even if you didn't see lots of manatees. It is true that early morning...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Anniversary ever. We brought our 17 year old and 8 year old. Captain Leon was amazing, highly knowledgeable and friendly. He made our experience top notch and we would like to thank him again. We would recommend this company and captain Leon to all...More

Thank melbe262
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy that you had a great trip and a memorable Anniversary! Hoping you have many more happy years together. Leon is a great asset to our company and we are delighted that you had a good time on your tour. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Didn't see as many animals as we hoped, but our guide was very nice and we got to see two manatees and a few birds. Probably wrong time of the yearMore

Thank Ben_Ben310
SANDRA E, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour. There are fewer manatees in the summer than in winter, and we are glad that we found some for you to see. There is an abundance of wildlife...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My family did a morning manatee trip and an afternoon rainbow river tour. The morning manatee trip guide(Dakota) and Vince(captain) were very knowledgeable and passionate about the local manatee population and were very detail oriented. Dakota was especially helpful with the kids on our boat....More

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SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your manatee tour and Rainbow River snorkeling adventure. Vince and Dakota really enjoyed sharing the experience(s) with you and your family. Rainbow River is gorgeous, and our shop is working with local groups to try...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was a good trip and the captain was friendly and knowledgable about the area which was great. Only recommendation would be to bring some cushions as the wooden benches can get old and tiresome after an hour or so.

Thank Robert-RRS
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you enjoyed the River Cruise. I am sorry that the benches were not as comfortable as you would have liked, and do appreciate the suggestion for other guests comfort.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Leon and Lacy were just fabulous. We are an older couple, but these two "youngsters" took wonderful care of us. Leon knows and handles the waterways extremely well, abides by the rules and narrates your tour expertly. (He also knows a lot about hunting and...More

Thank encie
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We will make sure that both Leon and Lacy see your kind words. Our staff love what they do, and enjoy the opportunity to interact with both our guests and the manatees. One of the scientistswho studies...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

I booked two days with crystal river water sports in advance as I traveled from Scotland to Florida and wanting to do some scuba diving. Once booked everything was explained what time to be there etc.i booked the manatee snorkelling trip then scuba diving rainbow...More

Thank scottcruickshank88
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Scott, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your snorkeling and diving experiences with Crystal River Watersports. Our staff really enjoyed sharing both the manatee tour and diving with you. We truly appreciate you taking the time...More

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salbi246
29 October 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Good Morning Mrs. Sally, According to google maps, Kissimee is approximately 2 hours away from us here in Crystal River. Here in the Crystal River area we see manatees year round. Although during the summer there are only... More
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Cadill
15 February 2015|
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Response from smt499 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was Peck's Old Port Cove Restaurant out on a peninsula just south of Crystal River
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15 January 2015|
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Response from Rebecca A | Reviewed this property |
My tour captian with Crystal River Watersports was great! He got us as close to the action as possible so if we were too cold to get in we could still see the manatees. Plus they stayed pretty close to the people and the... More
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