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Snorkel With The Manatees

#2 of 24 Tours in Homosassa Features Animals
10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
+1 352-257-8687
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Horrible visit

Captain Ron was nice enough, the tour was not. We spent 3 hours in 80+ degree Florida weather in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morgan E
via mobile
Amazing!

Captain Ron was fantastic. He answered all our questions, was patient, very knowledgeable of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Genevieve M
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Thank you for reading our reviews. We are pleased to anounce our Brand New Check in location and gift shop. Please update your GPS for our new address. Our prices are the best in Citrus County, visit our website and compare. We are located on the West Coast of Florida , just minutes from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. A short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 17 years of guiding families to interact with manatees. We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion. We look forward to meeting you and your families Captain Gene
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Ron was nice enough, the tour was not. We spent 3 hours in 80+ degree Florida weather in a wet suit. We never got to get in the water. We saw one manatee who was on the move. We didn't get to swim with...More

Thank Morgan E
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for this review. There is lot of good information listed above that I would like to talk about. I would like to apologize that we or the manatees did not meet up to your expectations. We are the only Manatee tour...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Ron was fantastic. He answered all our questions, was patient, very knowledgeable of the flora and fauna of the area. It is the off season for manatees... so they were few and far between today. However, we did get to spend some time with...More

1  Thank Genevieve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids over Memorial Day weekend to snorkel with the manatees and had an absolute blast!!! I cannot say enough about Captain Dante. He was super friendly and was great with my kids! He made it fun for the adults and kids alike....More

1  Thank Courtney F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even late in the season we were able to find a few manatees. Water was clear and snorkle gear was good, Boat was comfortable. Capt. Ron was very informative about how to approach the manatee so we did not over stress. And a pleasure to...More

1  Thank Deana H
parkit88, Tour Operation Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for your review! Lucky for us here at the Homosassa River we have resident Manatees that stay with us year round. The river is full of native wildlife that makes the boat ride that much more enjoyable, can't forget the monkeys on Monkey...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So my brighter and I decided to take a trip without the wives and decided to Fri something new in somewhere different...and we've snorkelled several different times but NOTHING compares to swimming next to such graceful animals Capt Ron was our guide and WHAT an...More

1  Thank Chris S
parkit88, Tour Operations Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for you review and for spending your" Brocation" with us! Now you'll have to bring the wives after the wonderful time the boys got to have LOL. You are correct, nothing does compare to these absolutely amazing animals. Something that should be on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were dreaming about for months and when the day arrived we were more than excited! We were lucky enough to have Captain Colby with us, and he was from Pittsburgh too! He introduced us into the magical world of the manatees and Crystal River...More

1  Thank Mariu M
parkit88, Tour Operations Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for the review! You are correct, entering the Manatees world is definitely a magical experience that everyone should have on their bucket list! The Homosassa River has a large variety of native animals that you can enjoy on the boat ride to the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I flew down to Florida for one day, with the sole purpose of swimming with manatees. It was POURING all day, and the water was slightly murky. Seeing as this is not really in control of the captain, he did an excellent job of keeping...More

1  Thank Jacie W
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your review. lol yeah we don't get many days of it pouring down rain all day, but we try to make the best of it. No lighting, No high winds just a lite drizzle. As you can see from the...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Two boats of six departed. However due to there being not a great deal of manatee activity and the water being a bit hazy when they were found we grouped together. Some of the group didn't listen to the 'team talk' and splashed around a...More

Thank 615raymondr
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. There is some great information listed above from this customer, so I will elaborate about the tour. We do very much so, try to have each boat to have its own manatee encounter. However, if the majority of...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We were disappointed. We went on the "VIP" Manatee snorkel tour. They claim 6 people per boat, but what they don't tell you is that they take 3 boats out at once (and to the same areas). Manatees can be skittish and don't care for...More

Thank Marena K
parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hello and thank you for your review. There is some great information listed above from this customer, so I will elaborate about the tour. We actually have 5 boats, and we do very much so, try to have each boat to have its own manatee...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I wasnt impressed. Tour started and endes on time. Boat worked and equipment was in good condition. Set anchor next to 2 sleeping manatee and stayed there the entire time. Not very informative.More

1  Thank mawood
parkit88, Front Office Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank You for your review. There is some interesting points from the customer. 1 not sure if this review for our tour company, no names of captains were said. However we would love to help our future guest of what an awesome time you will...More

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alaskan_skies
would the swimming be too challenging for a 5 and 6 year old?
22 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
During our snorkeling tours, we give everyone a pool noodle, regardless of age or swimming ability. So you don't even need to know how to swim, because you will be floating on the noodle. For ages 6 and under, we also... More
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mhar0527
I took this tour in January of this year and it was the experience of a lifetime! I'm so grateful to the staff for helping to make it so. I will be in the area again the week of May22nd and am thinking of doing it again but I'm concerned that most of the manatees in the area would've left for the Gulf by then. Would there still be some there to snorkel with?
20 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. There are manatees here all year, you will not see as many as during the winter months, but we do tours all year, and we do see them. One thing we do offer a rain check, so that if for... More
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tngirl37620
Hi, it seems like you had a wonderful time! Where did you rent the underwater camera? My phone has a lifeproof case, put I think the camera would probably do a better job. What time did you go out on your tour? I am going the end of the month and can't wait to experience this, it is on my bucket list.
9 January 2017|
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Response from CaptainTraci | Property representative |
We rent the cameras at our location. The digital rental is $20, and requires an SD card. Thank you Capt. Traci
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