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“This is the manatee tour you want!”

Manatees In Paradise
Ranked #2 of 51 Tours in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: May-October due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required by email only -We are a private tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains. We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations. LOOK- DON'T TOUCH the wild manatees, touching/rubbing/petting manatees reduces their chance for survival as you habituate them towards boats and people. Keep wildlife wild.
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Fort Collins, CO
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“This is the manatee tour you want!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Captain Stacy is outstanding. She really knows and cares about the manatees. She knows where they hang out, can answer all kinds of questions. Capt Stacy also does rescues and is involved in helping these beautiful creatures.
We had a great day, and she also emails you high res photos! So even if you don't have an underwater camera you will get great images.
Very easy to communicate by email, upfront about fees, had all the gear you want on the boat.
With smaller boats you get a personalized tour, and have a better experience.
I had the best time and am so glad I chose Manatees in Paradise.

Visited February 2012
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Please take time out of Orlando to experience swimming with the manatees. We booked with Capt. Stacy over the internet, a very quick & easy thing to do. We waited on the dock ahead of time and Stacy arrived ahead of schedule. What a well organised lady, very informative & very passionate about the manatees and their well being. She does not clock watch & we had an unhurried trip & although it is low season she found enough manatees for us to enjoy. She is very good at directing you while you are in the in the water as it is a bit murky at this time of the year, until the stop at the Three Sisters Spring where it is crystal clear. We also stopped to watch the dolphins feeding by rounding up fish, and then we saw a bald eagle. We were running a bit late for getting back to check out of our hotel but Stacy had the number in her phone and rang them for us to explain we were going to be a bit late, which was fine by them. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this lady.

Visited May 2012
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“So impressive!”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

It was absolutely awesome and very impressive to get this close to the wonderful manatees, Stacy is doing a great job!

Visited May 2012
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Riverview, Florida
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“Capt. Stacey was Great!”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We had a good time on our Manatee excursion with Capt. Stacey. She was very informative and we got to see some Manatees. The water was a little murky making it hard to take pictures in the water but above in the boat I was able to get some great pics as my husband & 4 others swim with the Manatees. We hope to return when maybe the water is clearer but that's a part of nature you can't control and what an experience to be in the water with Manatees swimming around you. Thanks Stacey!

Visited May 2012
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Riverview, Florida
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“Capt. Stacey was Great”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We booked a swim with Manatees with Capt. Stacey at Manatees in Paradise Private Tours. We saw a lot of Manatees from the boat. It was harder to see them in the water due to the murkiness but that wasn't the tours fault. What a great experience to be in the water that close to a Manatee. I would highly recommend this company and we hope to go back when it's a better time for the water to be clearer.

Visited May 2012
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