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Bird's Underwater

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Bird's Underwater Dive Center offer manatee snorkel tours, waterfront location, Swimming with the manatees in Crystal River, small group 6 person only tours with meals included, Manatee surface tours, Manatee educational tours, Manatee Awareness...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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300 N US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-563-2763
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Reviewed today

Bird's Underwater really delivered by putting us in close contact with so many manatee. Capt. Jake and Dive Master Courtney were excellent tour guides for our family. We had stops at both King Spring and Three Sisters Spring. Saw so many manatee that were either...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davealexfl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a private boat with Rob and Paul as our guides. They took us to the perfect spot based on our request for better visibility since we wanted to focus on getting some good photos and video with our Ikelite housings. They were spot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim W
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Sometimes hard to find the manatees in clear water, sounds like a win win morning. Thank you.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was kayaking with my mother at three sister springs, there was a birds underwater boat parked there I believe waiting for their snorkelers to come out of the spring. My mom was trying to move her kayak because there was a manatee under her...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AshleyCK87
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

There are two sides to every coin. This person was IN the sanctuary, not just tipping across the rope. According to our highly experienced Captain, he did not raise his voice anymore than was necessary to allow her to hear him from his boat. We...More

Reviewed yesterday

This was our first experience snorkeling and visiting the manatee. The had outstanding service and information throughout the experience. We were well cared for with little tips for warming up to how to have the best views of the manatees.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brenda h
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Just doing our job in the service of man and manatees! Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Bird's crew really takes care of its customers on the tour boats. They do all they can to make you comfortable on the charters, including jumping to make you coffee or hot chocolate, and even giving you the jacket off their backs if you...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stay03233501144
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hot chocolate is becoming more famous than we are, goodness forbid we should ever run out!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I had an excellent experience! Knowledgeable guides, friendly staff, and the on board post swim hotcocoa was lit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Avery Y
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Guides definitely spend a lot of time on the water, learn quite a bit from our marine biologists and veterinarians too.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a morning cruise with Cody and Rob back at the end of January. We saw plenty of manatee and had two different manatee really initiate contact with us. One of them swam right up and cuddled Rob, just as if she knew who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gr8tchoice
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Correction, Robbie Dundee. We all think he could become a YouTube sensation.

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my third that with Birds Manatee morning tour. The boats are good and staff is super nice and professional. Highly recommend they morning tour in winter mornings

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Date of experience: February 2019
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HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Three times deserves one of our frequent flyer discount cards! Thank you, three times your in!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Was referred to Bird's Underwater by a friend and had an awesome time! The captain and his wife care so much about the manatees and made sure our whole group got the chance to experience them in a safe manner. I would recommend this family-owned...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Odyssey11711213131
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you kindly. Family owned since 1993, boy are we getting old!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brody and Christy were wonderful, funny, and knowledgeable. Watching the Manatees was an absolute majestic experience that we will never forget. We will definitely be doing this again. Thank you to all of the staff for making our trip amazing!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank heatheramberger
HuManatee9, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded today

Appreciate your comments, we all like to check Trip Advisor before making that trip.

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JennV318
27 July 2018|
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Response from OrlandoGator | Reviewed this property |
Our guide offered to clean the scallops while we were in the water. He cleaned the other couple’s scallops b/c the guy said he would give him a big tip. He didn’t get to mine but showed me how to do it at home. Not easy! His... More
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michellees8686
2 June 2018|
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Response from Dimple P | Reviewed this property |
They are included in the tour price.
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7 May 2018|
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Response from Bonnie R | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Please contact the business itself at (352) 563-2763. I am not sure about this as I have never been a tour where a wheelchair person was present.
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