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This was a wonderful outing. Captain John B and Irish Dave were wonderful hosts and guides. I learned a lot (and I already knew a lot due to years of loving manatees) we got a flash deal price which made the trip even better for...More
We are so glad you had a great time.....if you are still smiling than that is what it's all about! We wanted to take this opportunity and mention to our readers that 'Flash Sales' are used on short notice to fill boats that are low...More
I took a group of students here to swim with manatees. We knew that we were in the 'off' season and that the water wouldn't be crystal clear; and that we may not even see any manatees, or would see very few. We had Captains...More
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our school groups!! We truly believe that it is our duty to teach the world about these animals and instill a sense of respect in our young people! Often times they are changed after an encounter with these gentle giants and...More
My husband and I had an incredible time on our manatees tour! Captain Rhonda was awesome and had an incredible eye for spotting manatees! We got to see multiple manatees and were the first group to spend time with them thanks to her keen eyes!...More
What a truly amazing experience! We can only send a HUGE 'Thank You' to Capt Paul and JJ for a wonderful trip. From the moment we arrived, the approach was truly professional and friendly. The day began with a short safety video with the care...More
We went out on the 10:45 tour. Capt John T and Jamie were very outgoing and friendly as well as knowledgeable. We enjoyed our trip and plan to come back during peak season.
We went out on the 11:15 tour; weren't overly hopeful as we had been told going much earlier is better to see and swim with the manatees. Boy were we wrong. Capt. John and JJ took us to several spots, including to check out some...More
Went swimming with manatees on Monday, October 9. The wife and I had a great time. My wife was very unsure of it at first, but she was a trooper and ended up having a good time. The water was pretty murky and visibility was...More
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon. We rented a car and drove from Orlando for a day, about a 1.5 hour drive but completely worth it. Everyone at River Ventures was great, Captain John B. and Irish Dave were both fantastic, and...More
My friend Matt and I were passing through and this is what I wanted to do on our road trip. We were told we may not see too many out that day so were already excited when within a few minutes of being in the...More