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Snorkel With The Manatees

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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Manatee Beauty

This is the way to go if you want to experience the beauty of these gentle manatees! Not crazy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MMM1979
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Louisville, Colorado
Manatee Hugs!

Our experience was fantastic. The office was easy to find. The staff were friendly. The required... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca K
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Thank you for reading our reviews. We are pleased to anounce our Brand New Check in location and gift shop. Please update your GPS for our new address. Our prices are the best in Citrus County, visit our website and compare. We are located on the West Coast of Florida , just minutes from the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. A short drive from Kissimmee Fl (Orlando) and Tampa Bay/Clear Water area. We offer one of the coolest wildlife encounters, "To Snorkel With Manatees". Our guides are friendly and very helpful with over 17 years of guiding families to interact with manatees. We offer many different Eco and Dolphin Tours that are just perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Book your Manatee Tour with our friendly staff and professional guides on our limited seating boats, we only allow 6 passengers on our River Boats, this gives you more time and room to enjoy your excursion. We look forward to meeting you and your families Captain Gene
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10460 W New York St, Homosassa, FL 34448-3825
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the way to go if you want to experience the beauty of these gentle manatees! Not crazy with so many people on one boat. Captain Tracey was full of knowledge and made our outing so special for my daughter and I. She was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was fantastic. The office was easy to find. The staff were friendly. The required briefing was informative and helpful, not boring.The wetsuits and snorkel equipment were relatively comfortable and fit well. Captain Ron was very knowledgeable about the majestic creatures and their habits....More

Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Snorkel with the Manatees yesterday6/5/18 with my son and daughter in law. Captain Ron was our captain and really great guide. Answered all our questions, gave us a lot of fun facts about the area and wildlife, and was very kind. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on spring break in March 2018 and had Captain Ron. This was my first time going snorkeling and I was a hot mess, but Captain Ron was the absolute best! He guided us and calmed us down and he could spot manatees with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great trip with Captain Ron. We went on the Tue. 11:30 tour and there was only one other boat in the area-- it was such a peaceful experience (I hear the weekends are a LOT more crowded). It's late in the season...More

Thank pdlasater
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came today to snorkel with the manatees , it was definitely one of the most amazing things we have ever done !! The manatees are so friendly, and the water is shallow and calm so perfect for our kids. The surroundings were beautiful! Our...More

Thank Zoe1sunny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip to the manatees with the charming Cpt. Ron! Very friendly staff and perfect organisation at the starting point. The tour was perfectly guided by Cpt. Ron an we saw lots of manatees!! I strongly recommend this tour!

Thank OliverSH
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were out on the Homosassa River with my friend's boat. I am a first timer at seeing the Manatees. Capt. Ron offered to let me use a snorkel mask and advised me how to act around the mom and baby safely. Even though I...More

Thank jlytle2018
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Captain Ron really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. Yes this swimmer was on their own boat, we...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 booked the VIP tour w/ Chris and had an awesome time! Chris got us on the water and to the manatees, all the while giving us information about the area and the wildlife. He abley directed us from the boat towards...More

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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain and tour guide, Captain Chris really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. We want to thank...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time on this tour & would highly recommend it. Very well organised & our guide Ron was very knowledgeable. To get up close with these beautiful creatures is an experience we will never forget! If you fancy a break from the theme...More

Thank Tina S
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parkit88, Manager at Snorkel With The Manatees, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for this review. We take enormous pride in our tours, plus sharing this wonderful encounter is truly a passion of ours. Your Captain and tour guide, Captain Ron really enjoys introducing the Manatees to any an all. . This encounter is...More

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Apeebuns
13 March 2018|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for your question. Yes the prices are the same for all riders, we do not charge for participation but the seats on the boat, USCG regulations. It is up to each person of what they want to do, swim or... More
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momX3girls
12 October 2017|
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Response from xyzGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
A manatee tour would be a great experience for your daughter, especially that time of the year. But i urge you to do so with any other company than Snorkel with the Manatees. I found Captain Gene to be very disrepectful... More
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alaskan_skies
23 April 2017|
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Response from parkit88 | Property representative |
During our snorkeling tours, we give everyone a pool noodle, regardless of age or swimming ability. So you don't even need to know how to swim, because you will be floating on the noodle. For ages 6 and under, we also... More
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