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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

Super interesting tour. Guides explained many things and were super helpful. We enjoyed it. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Max K
via mobile
Had a wonderful time!

We had a wonderful time! Captains Ed and Brian gave us lots of information on the manatees and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
denise r
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Swim alongside the gentle giants with daily tours going out every morning. $65 per person includes all equipment, 5mm wet suits, mask, snorkel, towel service, hot chocolate, coffee, hot showers, and heated changing facility with no parking fees! Ask about our private tours as well. Crystal River offers the best location to see and interact with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, also known as gentle giants. Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive observation" in the water between manatees and people in Kings Bay. This allows face-to-face interaction with manatees. We provide pre-tour education on passive observation and how to get the best experience during the tour.
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9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super interesting tour. Guides explained many things and were super helpful. We enjoyed it. Highly recommendable. Great experience. As it was crowded, this tour shows more respect to these beautiful animals. Not the typical touristic tour.

Thank Max K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time! Captains Ed and Brian gave us lots of information on the manatees and the environment. They were very patient with all of us. Our manatee trip was the highlight of our stay!

Thank denise r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 3 hour trip with Captains Bob and Dustin were outstanding. Our boat encountered multiple manatees while snorkeling and the background information from Dustin was superb. 3 sisters swim is very enjoyable followed by hot coffee / chocolate back on board. The interaction with the...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 29 August 2017

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 28 August 2017

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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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