We viewed several reviews of manatee tours on TripAdvisor. We chose Capt Stacy because her values really seem to match with ours: a private tour, no frills needed, and most importantly: educational. We wanted to not only see and ideally swim with the manatees, but also learn more about them. We had a wonderful time, interacted with several manatees, and Capt. Stacy even took several pictures that she emailed to us. Possibly the most important result: we left Crystal River with a greater knowledge of and respect for these amazing sea creatures, thanks to Capt. Stacy's expertise and passion. If you're looking for a tour guide that emphasizes environmental awareness and educational interaction with wildlife, look no further than Manatees in Paradise!