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Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees

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Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees
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Swimming With The Manatees is an ecotourism guide service located in Crystal River, Florida. We offer the finest in Manatee Swim Tours. You will be thrilled by the glory of Florida nature at its finest. The Nature Coast is a birdwatcher’s and...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1610 SE Paradise Cir, Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
+1 352-571-1888
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and i got a 5hr tour with captian michael. This experience was a once in a lifetime trip for us. We are still talking about how amazing this was. Spend the extra money and get the one on one time with the captian....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you just want a boat ride or to swim with Manatees, this is a first class operation that appeals to all ages and abilities. For $50 that includes a wet suit and snorkel gear, you can float in crystal clear water among Manatees. Our...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was so perfect,the guys rizzo great humour and Caleb very helpful were the best,the whole trip was very well done and as promised we swam with at least 5 manatees including a baby,who clung on to a fortunate visitor(I would have loved that,we...More

Thank jayne1557
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a platinum tour, we were 4 on boat (me, my partner and two sons of 10 and 17) + 2 other tourists. we were swimming with manattes for some time - so close! we found two (in spite of the non-season for these...More

Thank elena w
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My friends and myself went a few weeks back and even though it was off season we saw a few manatees. They are so awesome. I have done this trip before and bring friends when I am in the area. The Captain was very good...More

Thank ccmom7781
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Captain Mike was a very good guide, very entertaining. He connected with his guests on a personal level. Got to see two manatees even though it was off-season. Also got to swim into one of the springs. All in all, the whole thing took about...More

Thank Stephan E
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We took a 7am trip which is definitely the best time to catch these magnificent animals as they’re awakening for the day. It was off season and we had obviously hoped to see the manatees but knew our chances were less at this time of...More

Thank Experience176837
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We did the gold tour and had a wonderful time and saw about 6 manatees for an extended period of time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spent plenty of time answering our questions and ensuring that we had ample time with the manatees. They...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

My husband chartered Capt. Mikes Dinner Cruise for me and my friends for my 60th birthday. What a great way to end the day of partying with a nice relaxing cruise.The crew was great - engaging, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We did not have to do...More

Thank Marcy H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My family had the best experience. We saw manatee so up close, that it took my breathe away, but having this amazing experience, one on one, with my nine year old son, set it over the top! Spring for the underwater camera, it's worth it!...More

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Shawna B
10 February 2018|
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Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
All of the answers by our guests are great and informative! Yes the winter is the best chance of seeing an abundance of manatees. Also, due to the manatees preferring the warm water of the springs during the colder months... More
Alison A
17 February 2017|
Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
We have a 3 hour Gold tour that is semi-private, and a 5 hour Platinum that is semi-private. Both are adequate in-water time, however on days where manatees can be difficult to find the 5 hour affords you the opportunity to... More
Alison A
17 February 2017|
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Response from Mary Ellen C | Reviewed this property |
We were in the water for about 1.5 hr. It was not sunny January day but in the mid 60s when we got there for our at 9am reservation. Once we got in the water, we were warm for most of that time. Everyone is given a noodle... More