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River Ventures Manatee Tour Center

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498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4718
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River Ventures is a full service Tour center located in beautiful Crystal River, Florida. We offer many tour options to share all that the Nature Coast has to show you and we emphasize education about these Eco-systems!We have a passion for what we do, and it shows! Our Endangered Encounter manatee tours are our specialty, but we have so much more to offer! Air boat tours,VIP customized packages,Stand Up Paddle Boards, Scallop charters, sunset cruises, private charters, guided paddle tours on multiple rivers....we have much more to offer than you would expect!Spend the day or spend the week and River Ventures will introduce you to 'More than Manatee'!! Tours to snorkel with the manatees in their natural habitat are conducted daily, year round (reservations in advance are highly suggested). Our highly experienced in-water guides will escort you into the refuge to find the endangered manatee for viewing and up close encounters. River Ventures offers daily group trips of up to 12, and also offers private trips for both large and small groups including VIP and houseboat tours.
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498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4718
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"captain wade"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"swim with manatees"
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Lovely experience with the river ventures crew, captain Jack Stark and our guide Heidi were great and we found several manatees and got to swim with them despite it being the off season! I booked the VIP package, so the captain made sure to keep...More

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ale2011advisor
1 April 2018|
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Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
The beginning of September is a good time as the initial crowds of July will have subsided and conditions (at least on weekdays) will be much less crowded. It will be more challenging to find scallops later in season, but... More
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Grant Y
28 March 2018|
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Response from RiverVentures | Property representative |
We do allow children 3 and over to participate in the group encounters; however if you wanted to bring along a 2 yr old, it would require a booking for a private tour. We do not allow babies on the group tour experience, but... More
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Ada F
17 March 2018|
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Our group tours are 3 hours from start to finish, but our Semi-Private tours are 4 hours from start to finish. This time includes an educational presentation as well as wetsuits fittings. The rest of the time is spent on the... More
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