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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

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Address: 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-795-5797
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River, where the manatees...

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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Manatee and snorkel tour

So much fun! Captain John took great care of us and was extra kind and patient with my special needs daughter. Captain Memphis had hot chocolate waiting when we got out of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much fun! Captain John took great care of us and was extra kind and patient with my special needs daughter. Captain Memphis had hot chocolate waiting when we got out of the water. They were both very knowledgeable and entertaining! Highly recommend.

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northern michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Captain John & Captain Memphis were awesome! Saw lots of manatees, nice boat & equipment with coffee & hot chocolate to warm up after!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great experience! Would do it again and again. Captain Ross and Jason took good care of us. Highly recommend!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I write this I am still excited about the wonderful time my family had with John and Dustin. Wow We are a family going from my age of almost 70 to my grandson who is 9yrs old. John made sure to look after each one of us while in the water. John took personal care to make sure I... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why was the Plantation dive shop the best choice for me? I am not the most experienced snorkeler--this was about the third time for me. The dive shop provides you with great wet suits which are super insulated and keep you afloat even if you are not the world's greatest swimmer and You'll stay warm in the 75 degree waters!... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was incredible. Captains Misty and Dustin helped make this trip a truly unforgettable trip. We saw manatees and even sleeping manatees! Than after that we went to 3 sisters springs. The water at 3 sisters springs was incredibly clear and was surprisingly not busy. You also get to swim through a river that is crystal clear! However, If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This adventure started out as a bucket list for my nearly 70 year old mother. Captains John and Dustin treated her like she was their mother. The encounter with the manatees was nothing short of amazing. We had one baby manatee that literally stayed with our group nearly the whole time. If I could give this experience a 6 or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently drove out to the Plantation on Crystal River in Citrus County to take part in the program at their Dive Shop to swim with the Manatees. It was well worth the money for the tour and we had the best tour guide you could have ever hoped for with Captain Dustin. Not only was Dustin knowledgeable and funny,... More 

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Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ask for Capt's Ross & Ken. :-) If you truly want to have a close up experience with manatee this is the way to go. The water was doable for February and it wasn't too crowded. If you get a chill on the boat, there's coffee & hot choc to warm you up. Towels are available as well. :-) Excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Capt Ed made this trip unforgettable... his simple instructions on how to be safe and enjoy the manatees... the experience was wonderful!!. The fact that we saw so many manatees and Capt Ed got it all on video.. priceless!! The gear provided was clean .. made me feel like a dive diva for sure !!

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