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Manatees In Paradise

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Crystal River, FL 34429
+1 352-563-0865
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Experience of a lifetime

This was the second time we went with Mike and Stacy and it was absolutely great (again)! Last time... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
taschk0
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Munich, Germany
A wonderful experience!!

It was a great experience.....Stacy and Mike were very kind and professional...We went in April... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
luisaP2767QL
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Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
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FREE U/W VIDEO of your adventure -No Walk-ins Accepted, small boat tours. We no longer offer tours from May-October due to overcrowding of larger tour companies and low manatee numbers. Reservations and confirmations by email only. We are a tiny, educational and fun tour company owned and operated ONLY by the owners/captains. We give each tour the "personal and educational" attention you want and allow the manatees to feel comfortable while we explore their world. We are proud to be a "NO TOUCH the wild manatees" tour company. Anyone encouraging touching/rubbing/petting manatees even after they initiate an interaction, is not promoting good stewardship towards wild manatees. Befriending wild manatees reduces their chance for survival as you habituate them towards boats and people. Keep wildlife wild.
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“captain stacy” (211 reviews)
“private tour” (104 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Crystal River, FL 34429
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This was the second time we went with Mike and Stacy and it was absolutely great (again)! Last time we went 4 years ago in August (which they don't do anymore) and this time it was May. We were their last trip of the season,...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

It was a great experience.....Stacy and Mike were very kind and professional...We went in April when there are a few manantees, but it was an exciting experience.Stacy was swimming with me and my husband looking for these kind and shy animals. We recommend this private...More

Thank luisaP2767QL
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The choice of an operator is key for the experience and the well-being of the manatees. We carefully selected Manatees in Paradise and could not have been happier. We wanted a small-size tour, just for the five of us, for a fair price. We wanted...More

Thank Fanja A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had a private tour. Mike and Stacey make it a point that their guests have the best experience. Mike stays on board to look for the animals. Stacey gets in the water and guides you. On a more murky day it is the difference...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My husband, 21 month old son and I had an amazing time. My husband watched our son while I swam with the manatees. Stacy and Mike were amazing. They were so passionate about the animals. They made us feel very comfortable and brought us to...More

Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Captain Stacy and Mike offer the best manatee experience. It is clear to me that they do this because they are so passionate about these gentle creatures. They clearly warned us ahead of time that we may not see any, as the water was unusually...More

Thank tlf6542
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Capt Mike and Stacy Dunn are the best to go see some manatees with. They truly care about the species and educate guests about the safest and healthiest way to fully encounter manatees within the wild population. I myself am a marine mammal biologist and...More

Thank Tara W
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Captain Stacy and Mike could not be better people to take you out to see the manatees. When I went they were honest telling us about the weather conditions and how we may not see many, however I decided to go out anyway and I'm...More

Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Swimming with the manatees was one of the best experiences I have ever had thanks to Stacy and Mike! They welcomed us with great hospitality, and you can tell they have so much love for the manatees. Because of them, I had an incredible experience...More

Thank katras985
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A friend from Florida recommended a trip with Captains Stacy and Mike. And I saw very quickly why. From the very beginning they were super helpful and responsive on emails, and also I could see straight away that it was a responsible and eco friendly...More

Thank vmignon
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American-Germany
28 November 2016|
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Response from seacowgirl | Property representative |
When the waters of the Gulf is below 68 degree it varies from year to year.
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Nicolas P
21 April 2015|
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Response from seacowgirl | Property representative |
Anytime...we book up fast...if yopu want to tour with us, find a date and email me so we can get you confirmed. I am already taking tour reservations.
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