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Manatee Fun Tours

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1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Manatee Fun Tours offers Private and Semi-Private Manatee Tours Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a privately owned company who will put your fun experiences first. We offer A Big Fun Manatee Tour on an enclosed house style boat. Snorkel and Swim with manatee, then relax in an enclosed cabin which is warmer and more comfortable than an open pontoon or a curtain sided boat. You will still get a bit chilly, but you won't freeze. We also use 3-5mm wet-suits for added comfort This is a true private manatee tour for just you and your family. We also have a premium tour option and see manatees in luxury! We make this an experience of a lifetime no matter which tour you choose. Call or email for a prompt response, We have the coolest boat on the bay!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-794-3269
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family booked the semi-private 4 hour tour! What an amazing experience! We loved it! Our Captain John T and guide Crystal were phenomenal! Will definitely return!

Thank trues101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we had the snorkeling Tour with Jamie and Broderick and it was awesome! Jamie and Broderick always took care that we felt comfortabel and of course that we had a lot of fun! Many thanks again for this amazing Morning! Verena and Jack from...More

Thank Verena P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a big wet sloppy kiss from a lady. She was big and grey and covered in algae, but it was magical 👌🏼 We all got kisses from two inquisitive juvenile Manatees in the Three Sisters and saw loads of others. Captain John T...More

Thank Gazzinho
RiverVentures, Manager at Manatee Fun Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well you never thought you would fall for a grey, plus size female that weighs about 1,000 pounds.....but they can be tough to resist!! We LOVE them too!! Thanks so much for coming and we are so happy you had an awesome encounter, it certainly...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone we encountered today, from the beginning of our adventure, to the end, was wonderful! Had the pleasure of boating with Crystal and Captain John T.! Both were knowledgeable, personable, and seemed to love what they do. Would highly recommend this establishment, and will absolutely...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017


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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We did the 7.15am swim & paddle tour. Definitely worth the early start. Captain Evan and Irish Dave were fantastic guides, very knowledgeable and made sure we saw lots of manatees (including a nursing calf) even in low season. It was clear they really cared...More

Thank emily8899763
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We appreciate all staffs of Manatee Fun Tours! We are tourists with my small kid and baby, however the staffs are very kind to us and gave us an amazing and excellent services. Especially our tour guide is very good and all photographs she took...More

Thank manateefan123
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had a blast finding & swimming with the manatee. Captain Steve is amazing & drove an hour just so we could go out. Definitely will be going back next time we are in Florida! 10/10

Thank trishagoch
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11 March 2017|
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Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
Thank you for writing and we would love to have you! Yes, June is a tough time to find manatee in the area, but we almost always see at least a few. As long as you have realistic expectations you will have a wonderful time... More
18 February 2017|
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Response from Erin E | Property representative |
Manatee Season is technically November 15 - March 31st, but since the manatees in our area are wild animals they come and go as they please! So we never really know how many will be where at what time. In general, the... More
5 February 2016|
Response from morefun2017 | Property representative |
Thank you so much for writing and I would recommend that you check out our webpage for availability and descriptions of our boats and tours. Prices are also clearly marked.