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Family Adventure Charters

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Open Now: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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“captain tim”(201 reviews)
“manatee tour”(60 reviews)
Family Adventure Charters specializes in Private Manatee Tours, Fishing Tours, Dolphin Tours, Kayak Rentals Eco Tours. Family Adventure Charters can accommodate large groups for specialized tours. Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
+1 352-445-5489
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had 7 in our group including my 18 month old son. Capt Tim and Matt took us out in two boats but we kept together. We saw and interacted with several manatees. Th captains were knowledgeable and fun. Our 18 month old got in...More

Thank Morgan Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I were blown away by the experience we had with Captain Tim and the staff at Family Adventure Charters. We went to see manatees in the off season, which is an already difficult feat. Despite the fact that there were so few...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great time!!! Great crew. Knowledgeable and friendly. Very respectful of the wildlife. Fun time and made very easy for everyone!! A must do when you are in the area.

Thank darinreichardt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience with Family Adventure Charters was wonderful. It was an amazing experience to be in the water with such gentle animals, and to have them come close enough to touch their rough skin, and look at their faces! The Family Adventures people had everything...More

Thank coastalr0ck
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love and respect nature, THESE are the people you want to have this experience with! Yes, we all know by now that you can see these wonderful animals with many different companies and it may be just fine. But what separates Captain Tim...More

Thank KatarinaBrig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Completely awesome adventure with captain Matt. Manatees are very cool animals. I highly recommend taking a trip with them!!

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, call Capt Tim and book a manatee tour. We went snorkeling and saw a couple manatee. I can not say enough about family adventure charters. We will be back with our family for another incredible...More

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience was awesome! Captain John was awesome and informative! Even with some rain we were able to see four manatees, great memories made!

Thank mississippirose2
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderfull Manatee trip. We were with 5 persons from the Netherlands at the trip and everyone was happy after. The people who work at the center are funny and will do everything to give you the best experieance of the day. It...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Manatee tour I don’t may have a better experience in my life. It was like having a dream. The people there are really sweet and the whole family was happy, it was unbelieveble. The Netherlands.

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Una N
18 March 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
I tell every one as soon as you know what day and time,I would go ahead and make a reservation. Thanks Capt.Tim
Alisa G
22 February 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
Hello Alisa, I always do recommend the early morning,(7:30 AM).Thanks Capt.Tim
27 August 2016|
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Response from ScubaSik | Reviewed this property |
No. As far as we know all ages welcome, but it is snorkeling so they should know how to swim. They should also be mature and be able to follow directions. It is an absolutely amazing experience and everyone should be able... More