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Crystal River

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Crystal River, FL
+1 352-563-2763
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful area” (13 reviews)
“spring fed” (5 reviews)
“old florida” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Crystal River, FL
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+1 352-563-2763
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"beautiful area"
in 13 reviews
"spring fed"
in 5 reviews
"old florida"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful water"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 6 reviews
"three sisters springs"
in 17 reviews
"homosassa springs"
in 4 reviews
"nature coast"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"crackers"
in 4 reviews
"year round"
in 5 reviews
"kings bay"
in 8 reviews
"state park"
in 5 reviews
"fort island"
in 4 reviews
"clear water"
in 8 reviews
"plantation inn"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area with many shops and restaurants also numerous tour companies offering trips to see or actually swim with manatees

Thank H1449XDtom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a joy to see the sea life in the river. Snorkeling in the river and seeing the springs was awesome. I will come back and stay in Crystal River instead of the beach spots next time. Loved it!!

Thank Stacey W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treasure all these sweet little small Florida towns! Here you should take a pontoon float over to the springs during manatee season Feb has been my best! July to Nov is a great time to go scalloping which was this visit and we had...More

Thank guyanna e
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is well preserved and beautiful. The surroundings are quaint and the area is well maintained. Many commerical guide business companies use the area to snorkel, tourists to swim with the manatees and such but all seemed to respect the peace and quiet of...More

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Crystal River has very clear water that is a constant 72 degrees, so it an excellent location for dive training. It is visited by Manatees in great numbers. You might get a close look at one snorkeling or during dive training.

1  Thank Spurgeon Y
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Swimming with Manatees had been on my bucket list for awhile - These gentle giants are just amazing to share the water with. If you can get close enough you may even be able to touch one. Am amazing experience I will never forget!

1  Thank eigram120
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My first trip for scalloping and crystal river was the perfect place! Great restaurants, convenient boat parking, and great access to the scallops :)

Thank Lgreat58
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

It is an extraordinary experience to go swimming with the manatees. Only - the Crystal River is not crystal clear anymore. Hard to see more then 2 feet. You see the manatees only when they almost touch you! But I recommend it anyway! It was...More

Thank ellentn
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We have a lot of fun in Crystal River! We have been going there for about 8 months now and we've found Hunter Springs Park and Kings Bay to be lovely! Also enjoyed Fort Island Beach for the ocean-front beach. We frequent Amy's cafe and...More

2  Thank playhardergirl
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

If you want to see the manatees go during the winter months as they come to the springs to be warmer...they come in throngs! This is also a great spot to scuba and in fact is one of the places to get your scuba license!...More

Thank Pam G
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Nearby Attractions
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Alex A
3 August 2018|
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Response from mandotraveler | Reviewed this property |
I can think of a few places that there were steps without ramps around town. Also going out to see the manatees or ride boats is the main attraction. If your wheel chair folds up and you can take one or two steps to get off... More
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Diane D
3 March 2018|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
You want to swim with the manatee? Call and make a reservation. We did the 3 hour one and the 4 hour one. Used an enclosed boat so we were warm when getting out of the water. Best tip is not to force yourself on the manatee... More
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tinan222
23 October 2017|
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Response from mallenjryan | Reviewed this property |
We hired a kayak ( from plantation inn, but there are lots of other places) to get to the springs and then tied it up and snorkelled in Three Sisters. We also kayaked to several other parts of the spring and took it in turns... More
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