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Bird's Underwater

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Friendly, laid-back place to go kayaking

This was our first visit to Crystal River, and after researching several places to rent kayaks... read more

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Lindsey G
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Sarasota, Florida
Highlight of our vacation

We visited Bird’s Underwater this past week and I have only rave reviews about this company and the... read more

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jrjohns3
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Zanesville, Ohio
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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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Reviewed today

This was our first visit to Crystal River, and after researching several places to rent kayaks from, we decided to go with Bird's Underwater. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. We went on a weekday, so the place was very quiet...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Bird’s Underwater this past week and I have only rave reviews about this company and the experience we had! Our captain and our guide were fun, experienced, and my kids said it was one of coolest things they’ve ever done. We floated with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Robbie was an excellent guide. The Captain (whose name I forgot) did an amazing job getting us to see two manatees. Those two worked with the other boats so everyone could see them. Very friendly and professional.

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Thank Jake L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great day out with the Captain and Rob our guide diver. Nothing too much trouble. They were able to find Manatees even though it was out of season. The supervised swim near the Manatees was unforgettable. Lovely placid quiet creatures that approached us....More

Thank egertonkeith10
Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The crew is only a reflection of our first rate customers! Thank you, glad you had a memorable summers day. Come again, we will leave the light on for ya at 6:00 am

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful day on the water with Bird's. Captain Paul, and Brittany, made our day terrific. We limited out with 10 gallons of scallops for 6 passengers. They showed us how to find them, how to clean them, and most importantly, how to EAT them! Had...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You win the blue ribbon review award. Thank you for telling the public what fun they can have on a scallop tour, and letting them know we will be taking care of business. It's all in fun, but we certainly try our professional best! Can't...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family had a fabulous time swimming with manatees. We felt very safe and prepared by the great staff. Kids cannot wait to do it again next year!

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Thank maggiejmcd
Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Take lots of pictures of those kids, how quickly the time goes by, manatees and childhood make for special memories! Thanks for taking the time to post

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my scuba tanks visual and a first and second stage regulator overhauled. They did a great job. Very knowledgeable.

Thank 896dominid
Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the post regarding scuba diving services. Most of our Trip Advisors readers do not realize that we are a full service scuba diving training, outfitting and service facility. Lets go diving!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the manatee tour one day & went back for the scallop tour the next day! We had an amazing adventure for both and would highly recommend! Our tour guides really loved their jobs & it showed!

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks and wise decision on your part to take advantage of scallop season as well as the manatee tours. Now all you have to do is take our scuba diving class, so much to do, so little time, but worth the fun!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been looking forward to our scalloping trip for a number of weeks and couldn't have been any more ecstatic about the day!!! First, our Captain Paul was a great guide and coach throughout the day. Our 'Swimmer' was Brittany, who was a delight...More

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Diana. O, Owner at Bird's Underwater, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm jealous and I own the place. That is a perfect day, thanks for letting others know they need to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Coast with Bird's Underwater.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first trip scalloping on opening day of the season. Captain Butch took us to a couple of different spots for scalloping. I was really glad that he didn’t pressure us into leaving when the rain came. Our best scalloping was after...More

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Michelle S
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Response from Dimple P | Reviewed this property |
They are included in the tour price.
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lynnmcguinness52
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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Tryhunter
12 March 2018|
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Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
You can touch them if they initiate the close contact, which, on our trip, they did frequently. Many, but not all, were very confiding.
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