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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-794-3269
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06:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Manatee Fun Tours is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with manatee in...

Manatee Fun Tours is a Private Manatee Tour Only! Snorkel with manatee in Crystal River Fl. This is a private 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 in Crystal River, Fl. 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 5mm wet-suits for added comfort (most kid sizes are 3mm) This is a true private manatee tour with just you and your family. We invite you to take the premium tour and spend the day. We make this an experience of a lifetime. Call or email for a prompt response, We have the coolest boat on the bay! Captain Broderick your "Manatee Fun Tour Guide" If you are using a mobile device visit us at manateefun

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US$89.04*
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Premium Houseboat Manatee Swim in Crystal River
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Private Manatee Swim in Crystal River

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Best Time of Our Life!

We went in March as a group of 6 with 3 kids for a private boat adventure with the manatees. Our boat captain Broderick and in water guide Jamie were excellent hosts. They were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
BrendaF155002
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in March as a group of 6 with 3 kids for a private boat adventure with the manatees. Our boat captain Broderick and in water guide Jamie were excellent hosts. They were very entertaining and we had a lot of fun. They were great with the kids and very patient. The manatee experience was fantastic and there were... More 

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Thank BrendaF155002
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was so friendly and understanding! We were a little late because of rough traffic and they still let us go on the tour! The tour guides were hilarious and made sure we had a great time with the manatees! A manatee swam right under me and we even saw some baby ones! Beyond worth the money spent, and... More 

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Thank Kayli M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday, for our 7:45am tour, it was 48 degrees outside. A great temperature for seeing manatees, not so great for people getting out of the water. Between the wetsuit and the 72 degree water temp, we were comfortable while in the water, it was when we got out that we decided the extra money we paid for the enclosed boat,... More 

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Thank J R
Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The workers were so friendly (FUN) and knowledge! WOW I would go back 100 times more.. maybe next time I'm down in FL! THANK YOU RIVER VENTURES

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour on March 15. We had a wonderful time. We went with our kids ages 7 and 8. Our kids got a bit cold rather quickly but the parents were fine temperature wise in the water. The boat was enclosed and was warm went the temperature was only about 60 degrees outside. Yummy hot chocolate was provided.... More 

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Thank jstock2431
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outing for our Daddy Daighter spring break. Was amazing to swim with the manatees. Great outing for tweens and teens.

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Thank C A
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the houseboat tour and had an amazing time! Rob, India, and Troy made sure we had a manatee encounter which was an awesome and once in a lifetime experience! Rob was very knowledgeable on manatee's and let us know all kinds of interesting information about them before we had our encounter. We loved interacting with the manatee's and... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family including 3 boys (8, 11 and 14 yo) went on the manatee snorkeling adventure with Rob (guide) and John (captain) in February. This was great! We saw many manatees (probably 7-10) including a mom nursing her baby and a very pregnant mom. We chose the heated boat and were happy we did! It was not bad weather (75... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After jumping in the car to head out to Crystal River to rent paddle boards, we stopped by River Ventures hoping to swim with the manatee. We'd been to Crystal River a week earlier but decided NOT to go on our tour with another company because we weren't treated well & saw another customer treated terribly. On this trip, we... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled a fair bit and been on many guided tours. This one was rather disappointing, not because we didn't see many manatees (only two, but that is understandable because you are dealing with wildlife), but because of the guide's approach. Out of 2 hours on the boat, we spent maybe 10 minutes in the water. The rest was... More 

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RiverVentures, Manager at Manatee Fun Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback....but we wish you would have discussed your unhappiness before you left so we had a chance to do something to fix the situation. So sorry that you didn't enjoy your Captain's approach and were disappointed at the short amount of time you had in the water. It can be very difficult to find... More 

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