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Address: 5424 S Cherokee Way, Orlando, FL 34448-2042
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+1 352-396-7525
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nature Coast Manatee Tours offers manatee swim interaction tours on...

Nature Coast Manatee Tours offers manatee swim interaction tours on Florida's Nature Coast. All tours include all gear. The tours last 3-4 Hours in Duration. please google Nature Coast Manatee Tours for more details!

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Exciting Experience!

The houseboat used to access this location and activity were older but the gentleman and his son were knowledgeable about the manatees and the area and gave us good information... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
TravelinTami51
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Layton, Utah

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Layton, Utah
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The houseboat used to access this location and activity were older but the gentleman and his son were knowledgeable about the manatees and the area and gave us good information before we started. Wetsuits were available to rent for $10 and snorkels and masks were provided. We bought the tour through Groupon for $69 for the two of us so... More 

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Ohio
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I visited his sister and she booked a private tour to see the manatees for my birthday. Several of her friends recommended this company and we were all very pleased with an unforgettable adventure. There were 6 of us that went out on the boat but only three of us got into the water. What an amazing... More 

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Thank MisterPenguin
Rose J, Owner at Nature Coast Manatee Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to see you again! Rose More 

Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was an amazing way to spend Christmas Eve. Part of our group swam and part stayed on board the boat. We all saw a lot of manatees and had a great time. Our captain, Christian, was friendly and informed us of all of the regulations. He supervised the swimmers and helped us to find the manatees. Christian did not... More 

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3 Thank adsteck
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the best thing we have been doing during our stay in Orlando. We had a semi private tour and this was amazing!!! Richard our guide was so nice and explained a lot about the manatees and we got to swim with them and they even let us touch them which was an amazing experience. Plus I got cold... More 

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3 Thank Ces Î
NYC
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Few years ago we went to swim with manatees in Crystal River. The water was very murky and you did not see a manatee until it was right underneath you if you got lucky. So we saw a few shapes that we were told were manatees, but that's it - the experience left me not too enthusiastic. This time around... More 

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2 Thank Brouczech
Washington
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164 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We got a great deal on Groupon. The houseboat is older but functional and it's nice to have a bathroom on board. There were two couples including us on our tour and we were the only group at the site until the very end when another tour showed up. At first it's a little discouraging because the manatees are a... More 

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1 Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Liverpool
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I did this trip today and loved it. It seems to be a family run business which we liked. It's much more personal than some of the big touristy boat tours we have done. We saw 3 manatee but they weren't in the mood for socialising with us so we didn't get to touch them. We did... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were a group of 6 friends. The boat is small but pretty comfortable with a cover. Captain Jake and his son are nice and tried to do everything to please us. We were drifting along the river and did not see any manatee around so we decided to swim in the river no matter what though we were certainly... More 

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Surrey, UK
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A great half day trip away from the theme parks of Orlando. Not many manatees around as we went in August which is low season. But we ambled around Crystal River on the very comfortable boat - with snacks and drinks included in price - for an hour or so and finally found a mother and cub. We snorkelled over... More 

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New Hampshire
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was almost a perfect excursion. The guide John was helpful and polite and also had a great sense of humor. He was very informative and interesting. The only thing that could have been better, was the lunch. It was misrepresented as a platter lunch. What it was was two pieces of cheap white bread with two thin slices of... More 

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