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Plantation Adventure Center

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“dive shop”(97 reviews)
“manatee tour”(107 reviews)
Swim alongside the gentle giants with daily tours going out every morning. $65 per person includes all equipment, 5mm wet suits, mask, snorkel, towel service, hot chocolate, coffee, hot showers, and heated changing facility with no parking fees! Ask...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-4211
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Captain Ross and Captain Misty, it was great and we got a great souvenir (after movie 😁) .. Family Antheunis from Belgium

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Misty and Ed were super cool 😎. Perfect Manatee tour to take. When you thought ok two manatees Ed conjured up three no four and then.....there’s #5. 💕 Manatee are so gentle and curious their Lil eyes focus on you and are mesmerizing. Stay still,...More

Thank Hbuckley1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a private manatee tour with Steve and Amanda. They were great guides and knew everything about the area. Even though we were there in the off season they still were able to find manatees to swim with. We totally recommend the private tour,...More

Thank BullysPub
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife Mona and I were passing through Crystal River and she decided that she wanted to swim with the Manatee. She had been talking about doing this for years. It was the second week of August and we knew the chances of seeing a...More

1  Thank S427PQgeorgec
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great trip! A few weeks ago I asked a friend if she had any interest in swimming with manatees. She was and so was her adult daughter. So it ended up being a girls overnight trip. We stayed at The Plantation , where...More

Thank OlivejuiceME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the great Dustin and Memphis also this time isn’t manatee season we got to see grown up manatees and baby’s. With the help of dustin I lost my panic having my head under the water. We highly recommend the early tour cause there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steve is amazing. Our tour was unbelievable. It couldn’t have had a better day for my partner and I. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have recommended you guys to my family here.

Thank Olivia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Captain John and Co-captain Ethan for making our first, and definitely not our last, scalloping trip such a huge success. We were the only ones on the tour and it turned out to be a beautiful day on the water....More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A private tour is the way to go! Our captains, Thaisy and Misty Took us to little known spots for springs and Manatees and we never felt We were with the hordes of other Labor Day weekenders. First-class operation and employees.

Thank carly1381
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captains Memphis and Ross took us on a manatee snorkel. Being that it is off season for manatees in the area, they were skilled enough to find a lone manatee for us to snorkel over and observe. We were trained on how to behave near...More

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We have done the tour in July and March, late winter and the March excursion was far better. The inner river water is much warmer than the outer and manatees we’re in abundance. They snuggled up to us face to face and would... More