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Plantation Inn Dive Shop

#6 of 50 Tours in Crystal River Features Animals
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797
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We had a great trip with Captain Ross and Misty. We saw a mother and baby right near the dock. To... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becky B
Denver, Colorado, United States
via mobile
Manatee Tour

My fiancé and I went in the off season where there is no guarantees of swimming with the manatees... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ithaca, New York
via mobile
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376
+1 352-795-5797

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great trip with Captain Ross and Misty. We saw a mother and baby right near the dock. To be clear we were there during off season but we did see several manatees during our trip. Swimming with them was a bit challenging....More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I went in the off season where there is no guarantees of swimming with the manatees. Captains Ross and Misty managed to find us multiple groups of manatees to swim with. On top of the excellent job they did finding them we...More

Thank grinkle15
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time! Captain Ross and Misty were great! I pet a 2500lb manatee and saw two babies!! Would definitely recommend to anyone. They even had hot cocoa for everyone once we were done swimming!

Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, to the reviewers complaining about low manatee counts: do your research and homework BEFORE you book your reservation. Any simple search about Crystal River or Three Sisters Springs clearly indicates that the winter months (November-March) are the months with high populations of...More

2  Thank alleecat91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was renting pontoon boat for half day and found dock person to be a bit surly. Cancelled rental and went elsewhere. Young lady in office was pleasant and helpful gave no problem for refund.

Thank Barney P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I should say it wasn't all bad. The tour was easy to book online, the staff was ready at 7 a.m. and we got out on the boat quickly and efficiently. The crew, Captains Bob and Dustin seem very experienced and really know the...More

Thank theharbor2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told that if you're visiting Crystal River for the first time, you have to go see the manatees, so we did. Booked the early Sunday tour (7:00 a.m.) and got to hang out with Captains Bob and Dustin for a few hours. They...More

Thank kennyjoel06
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful manatee trip on Mother's day. Highly recommend the dive shop and these two fellas to take you out, swim with the manatees and view the beautiful waters and springs of Crystal River.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Dustin was a phenomenal and polite educator, guide, coach, photographer and barista! He made sure we all got the very best experience!!! As a teacher, I was impressed at his enthusiasm for us. (Minor!) Area of improvement: ask where your visitors are from. I...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Jason and Captain Bob are the best. Very good customer service and they know where to take you to swim with the manatees. Semi-private was awesome with only 6 people (all calm swimmers...yay!). Would go with these guys again in a heartbeat.

Thank BeAdvised573
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I don't see any pricing on their website. You also said they talked you out of wetsuits. Is that an additional charge? Every other company includes them and recommends them because the water is still only 72 degrees. How much did you pay? We aren't staying at the hotel.
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
Jason P
Visiting Florida early July 2015 Clearly not the coldest month for manatees in the crystal river. Will there be manatees or is this just the wrong time of year? Jason (UK)
29 April 2015|
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