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Native Vacations, Inc.

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Address: 4155 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446
Phone Number:
+1 352-601-8992
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Visit us to swim with the endangered Florida Manatee. There is no...

Visit us to swim with the endangered Florida Manatee. There is no experience like it. We offer 3 or 5 hour swimming with manatee tours, in the only place in the United States where one can enter the natural habitat of an endangered species, with the intention of some kind of interaction. We have been in business 18 years and pride ourselves on great customer service and the fact that we love what we do.

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Love Captain Cody!!!

My Grandaughter wanted to snorkel with the Manatees for her 13th birthday so we booked a vacation in Florida and began our search. We found the website for Native vacations... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
lmfolsted
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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Grandaughter wanted to snorkel with the Manatees for her 13th birthday so we booked a vacation in Florida and began our search. We found the website for Native vacations Snorkel with the Manatees , reviewed it and booked. SO GLAD! Our guide Captain Cody made the excursion the best- he is very knowledgable, great conversationalist and just an all... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my family (wife, two late teens kids) took a trip with Captain Traci on January 9th. Beautiful tour and Traci, who is very passionate about her friends, led us on a delightful adventure. We spent two hours snorkeling with these gentle and curious creatures in a lovely environment. We were completely captivated and learned so much about them.... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jess our Captain was amazing, she really worked hard for our family of 6 to get in the water and have an opportunity to swim with the Manatees. It was truely amazing when we got to see them, and when we got in the water. They are very peaceful, and it was certainly an experience of a life time for... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not know exactly what to expect on our tour so we were delighted to be met by Victoria (in the Native Vacations office) who was both friendly and professional. After receiving background facts for the tour we were greeted by Captain Colby, who was our tour guide. Captain Colby was fun.....he answered all our questions with ease and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience on our Manatee Snorkel trip with Captain Traci! There were 4 snorkelers in our party, including one 10-year old. We got in the water with many manatees, and saw birds, and DOLPHINS on the fun boat ride to the snorkel location. Traci provided lots of interesting information about manatees and the local area. Top notch... More 

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Thank RachaelESage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Colby was knowledgeable friendly and made us all laugh! He truly cared about the manatee's and us.. fantastic captain! This was a great experience to share with family and absolutely incredible to see these animals in there true habitat. This was most defiantly my favourite highlight of my trip! I would do it again in a heart be and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with this trip for our 8 year anniversary. We had Captain Colby who made our trip so much fun. He was very knowledgeable and assisted us in finding the Manatees. We ended up seeing about 8 Manatee, and my husband was lucky enough to touch one. I would recommend this for everyone. Make sure to do... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Traci was very professional, knowledgeable, and truly cared about manatee conservation. Go during the week in the winter, in the morning. More manatees than snorkelers. Very social young manatees initiated contact. Keep rubbing their belly and they will be your friends. Super experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience of swimming with manatees. We saw over 10 of them. Knowledgeable and friendly Captain Kate. There was only 2 of us guests on the boat. Beautiful river spot for snorkelling with the manatees. Followed by a very welcome hot chocolate drink! Thanks Kate - a unique and fun day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Big thanks to captain Tracy! She helped spot the manatees, was very personable and attentive to the needs of our young family. Taught us about the manatees and was patient with us. There were a relative few out on the water the day we went. We also had the amazing experience of witnessing a captain rescue but drowning elderly man.... More 

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