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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797
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Manatee Tour

We are a family of four with two teenage sons. We visited in July. We stayed at the hotel during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orefield, Pennsylvania
Manatee swim

An absolute perfect experience! Capt. Dustin and Capt. Bryan gave us much more than we expected... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary S
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The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees would need room keys if they where any closer. Endulge yourself with a manatee echo tour or simply rent a boat to visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, home of the largest concentration of manatee in the world. Crystal River is one of the only locations in the world where man and manatee play. We are a true adventure center offering Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Padi Scuba Lessons, Boat and Kayak Rentals as well as Fishing and Scallop Charters.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four with two teenage sons. We visited in July. We stayed at the hotel during our visit, which I would definitely recommend. We booked the manatee tour knowing it wasn't the right season, but wanted to at least try to...More

Thank jimler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute perfect experience! Capt. Dustin and Capt. Bryan gave us much more than we expected. Highly recommend booking with them. The video of our swim with the manatees is icing on the cake. Planning on a return trip this winter. Thanks guys! Duncan and...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people there are very friendly and most important very helpful. They are focussed on "user experience". While others are mostly concentrated on selling, these people really help you get the most out of your time and money. During the manatee trip there is one...More

Thank Kacirk
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Our 2nd year of scalloping with captain Ed, he rocks. We always catch our limit, he has taken us to the best spots year after year, thank you 😊 for a fabulous experience.

Thank Jeannescottg
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Manatee and scallop excursions planned through the dive shop were memorable. Misty, Captain Bob, and Lance slowly motored us to a few nearby springs where we spotted a sea cow and her calf. Nearby, a bull flirted with another manatee while another slept on the...More

Thank FloridaFrau
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a amazing Snorkeling tour with Captain Misty and Bryan it was my husband first time snorkeling and we had a blast .Captain Misty and Bryan were super helpful and friendly and were always making sure that we were having a good time and...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Having previously been led to understand that manatees, as a protected species, were well out of bounds to humans we were really excited about this trip and were not disappointed at all. It was just amazing. The manatees took some finding but ed and Tara...More

Thank Adeline B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip with great captains! They did their best to find the manatees and took their time for us to snorkel with them. Great experience!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We went on a Manatee Snorkelling Trip this morning with Captain Ed and Tara. Our family group (with 2 boys aged 15 and 13) learnt so much from our knowledgeable guides and had the opportunity to observe a Manatee feeding which was an amazing experience....More

Thank Smood
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Not a lot of sea cows this time of year but fun nonetheless. Saw enough too make it worthwhile. peeled off and swam 3 sisters springs. Good crew. Tara knows the area well.

Thank awynneFLA
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4 July 2015|
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Response from Sunshine31LG | Reviewed this property |
They do provide wetsuits and snorkel gear as part of the price. Better wetsuits/thicker than other places. My granddaughter had to go thru a couple wet suits to find the right fit. Give yourselves extra time for that! If you... More