I was impressed. The staff was friendly and helpful. My daughter and I promised to do this again this winter break. I felt safe every moment. Worth every penny and a healthy tip. See you in December!
We had a wonderful tour and tried really hard to follow the rules.Our boat captain was awesome and so very knowledgeable abot anything you could want to know about these docile mammals.Also the man that swam with us the whole time made sure we all got to get to see the manatees as the visibility wasn't great that day.He also was very knowledgeable and captured some good pictures of our awesome adventure.Loved it and praying the hurricane doesn't disrupt or hurt these lovely animals!
Boat captain and guide were wonderful--very approachable, helpful and informative. Office staff were warm and friendly and kindly returned my phone calls since we were wondering if the storm would have changed our scheduled times. Informational video and educational center gave lots of interesting facts and made us fall in love with the gentle manatees.
Our whole family had a blast! I was at first worried, because being summertime we were told there are not as many manatees around but ensured us we'd definitely spend time with some them and we did! We swam with at least half a dozen manatees. incredible - we were swimming along with mama manatee and two of her babies - just beautiful! They are sweet gentle giants! Definitely will be doing this again. Everyone at Crystal Rivers was great. Our boat captains Christian and Dave gave us alot of information about manatees and gave us a generous amount of time with the manatees.
We spent 10 days in Florida, going to all the major attractions, and thisexperiance was the highlight of our trip. The crew that took our family out on the water were amazing and so much fun! I would, and have, recommended this to anyone planning a trip to Florida. Worth every penny!
Great tour - saw manatees even though it was not the best time of year for looking. Good guides too.
Terrific tour. Our Captain and tour guide were both very knowledgeable, spotted a lot of Manatee's and guided us to these magnificent animals in the water. The equipment was new, clean and in good condition. This was a highlight of our family trip to Florida. I highly recommend this trip and company to anyone.
So much fun!. We saw 6 manatees, one a huge pregnant female. Captain Casey and Gloria were great in helping children and adults alike. They found the manatees, answered lots of questions. Gloria led the group while we were in the water.
Amazing trip out to swim with the manatees. Take the early morning boat - it's much less crowded. My 8 yr old daughter got scared and came back on the boat. These animals are large! Everyone else in the family had an amazing time and we still got some great views from the boat anyway.
We loved everything about Crystal River! Our Manateee tour was a lot of fun, we ate at the Greenhouse several times (which is by far the best food you will eat EVER) and it was such a beautiful little town.
Great crew, had a fun time, only wish was there where a few more manatee's, but it was off season in the middle of the summer. We still got to see a mother and calf, all in all we really enjoyed the trip.
We had a great time and were able to swim with a couple of manatees even in the off season when there weren and #39;t as many about. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and very safety-conscious both with the humans and the manatees!
A great tour, our two guides were knowledgeable, Got to see 6 manatees and it was a wonderful experience.
Enjoyed this very much. Capt. Rhonda and Tanner were able to give us 2 significant interactions with the Manatees and several sightings from the boat. Excellent stewards for the protection of these wonderful animals
We had a great tour on March 15th, 2016. JJ was our guide and Rhonda the Captain. It was relaxing, exciting and very informative for our family of five.
We took the earliest trip and were very pleased with the tour. We saw several manatees with babies and had a few very up close experiences. The captain made every effort to put us in the right place for close encounters. It was awesome.
This was a great trip. We made three stops with Captain Rhonda and Lindsey and interacted with several manatees. As you'll see in the pictures, one manatee in particular grabbed onto my husband and would not let go. Since you can not touch the manatees with two hands, he simply put his hands in the air until the manatee let go. It was a little nerve wrecking, but the water was not that deep and we were told this does not usually happen.
Our guides were very professional, we did see many manatee swimming by in the river and got very close to several of them. The manatee were not as friendly as I hear they are on many days in February including the day after we were there according to some friends, but that is not the fault of the guides. Plan to do this again next time we are in the area in the winter.
Excellent trip all the family enjoyed their time with the manatees . The captain very informative. One of the best things I have ever done
Great memories, we went on the 6:15 am swim. the first spot the boat took us to there were only two manatees. The second spot we stopped at was more crowded but there were a lot of manatees, It was well worth it.
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!! Well organized and supplied. Wet suits to fit ANY size. Nice boats, wonderful guides. Very educational and thoroughly fun! We didn't go to the main springs--3 Sisters Springs--but I went there later and there were a LOT more manatees, but also a LOT more people and much of the springs is roped off to swimmers. The spring we were at had a lot of fish beside the manatees, but only ONE manatee-which was a little disappointing when you hear that there are a 1,000 in the springs--it's just a really big place. We were lucky that the manatee we found hung out for a long time and we got to pet her for almost an hour. The water was crystal clear which makes snorkeling fun.
Captain Sean and Thomas did a great job helping us find and interact with the manatees.
Outstanding and memorable experience. Captain Donna and Paul were exceptional and ensured we had a terrific time in the water. Would recommend it highly for anyone looking for a water adventure that is enjoyable and memorable
It was awesome! The manatees were so friendly and engaged. One of them was spinning right by us, then laid back and just put her flippers on her belly as if to say she was absolutely contented. I've never even heard of that kind of behavior. This was a birthday present for our daughter, and was absolutely perfect. The guide and the staff couldn't have been any friendlier or helpful.
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