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Crystal River Watersports: Tours & Tickets

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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. Designated a certified Guardian Guide shop by the Save the Manatee Club, Crystal River Watersports offers a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend...more
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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just spent 4 days at Disney World and the Manatees won as the highlight of our trip. We got to see a mama and baby up close and another female that had just come in from the gulf. The ride out through the nature preserve...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Indymomma2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience that Crystal River Watersports provides is amazing. Being able to swim with these creatures in their natural habitat was great. Being able to do it with my young family and feel completely at ease and safe was next level. Captain Haley and Don...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MarkLovelock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Haley and Don were so professional and fun! We learned so much today, and were able to experience yet another great trip with Crystal River Watersports! Thank you, we will be back again soon- The Mason’s

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the greatest things you can do in Florida. Truly magical. The staff and crew were incredible! Don’t miss out on swimming with these darling creatures close up.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RSCouture
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you chose Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and very much appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Watch a great experience with a really lovely owner and tour guides. They were determined to find us some manatees to swim with even though it wasn't "the season" (which is around November to March) and there are not the 800-1,000 that are there at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank adriennel905
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the wonderful review Adrienne, we really appreciate it. We consider ourselves very lucky to live in an area where the manatees like to live, and to be able to share the experience of swimming with them with our guests. As...More

Reviewed 25 August 2019

We went on the Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour. We went mid week and had a fabulous time. Our guide in the water was Christy. She was very kind to us and extremely knowledgeable as was our captain, Jim. We had the opportunity to ask many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Barbara Ann W
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Barbara Ann, Thank you so much for the amazing review. We had such a great time hosting you and your husband on the manatee tour, and I am so glad that you both enjoyed it. Jim and Christy really enjoyed the tour as well, and...More

Reviewed 19 August 2019

My husband and I did the Summer Fun tour. Dakota and Jim were great tour guides. We spent a great half hour or so with a manatee before going out to the gulf. Unfortunately it rained (torrential!!) so we had to come back a little...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mrs_nre
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you so much for choosing us at Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and we are so happy that you had a good time. It has been a rainy summer, and we really appreciate that you and your husband just rolled with the weather...More

Reviewed 19 August 2019

All the staff here immediately make you feel at home and are as excited as you are to be going to swim with the Manatee. We were immediately captured by the enthusiasm of our Captain Kirstie and guide Adrienne as we travelled along the river...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 1jonash
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you and your children enjoyed your manatee tour. I think the comment I hear most often when people talk about their experience with the manatee is: "Magical", and so many people decide that...More

Reviewed 27 July 2019

Ok this was our first time visiting FL and we decided to do a 2 week tour around all of FL. Me, my wife and our 2 children. The day of our tour it was supposed to rain so we were sort of disappointed cause...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FLVaca
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We had such a great time on the manatee tour with your family. They were really amazing in the water, and that makes all the difference in having a great experience. Although it involves just floating quietly,...More

Reviewed 25 July 2019

Very easy to reserve and use the boat slip, we stayed at Days Inn so it was very convenient. The ramp is well kept and we will definitely use then again.

Date of experience: July 2019
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mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you for the review, we appreciate it.

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Rai W
17 August 2019|
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Response from mum2divers | Property representative |
Hi Dai, while we don't have hundreds of manatees in Kings Bay in August, we do have a resident population of 50-100, so we do see them every day. This summer we are mostly seeing cow/calf pairs, but are also frequently... More
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Eey888
14 January 2019|
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Response from mum2divers | Property representative |
Hi, our masks do not have prescription lenses. If you have your own you are more than welcome to bring them for your comfort. We love our manatees and the other natural residents of the area, and are happy that our... More
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alrammer
4 January 2019|
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Response from mum2divers | Property representative |
Hi, There is no exact answer to your question as we do run tours all year, but the number of manatees that you can expect you to see on your tour will depend on the weather. There are manatees that live in Crystal... More
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