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Address: Crystal River, FL 34429
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+1 352-563-0865

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours:...

No Walk-ins Accepted - Small boat tours - We no longer offer tours: June-July-August-September due to the water quality and manatee numbers. Tour Reservation Confirmation Required -We are a private 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. While on tour if you ask, we'll even explain how manatee rescues are performed and what we do in our spare time as manatee volunteers to help PROTECT and PRESERVE, this incredible species for future generations.

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Amazing Morning with Manatees

Getting to see manatees in their natural habitat while visiting or living in Florida is a must and Mike and Stacy make the experience incredibly memorable. Their passion for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Getting to see manatees in their natural habitat while visiting or living in Florida is a must and Mike and Stacy make the experience incredibly memorable. Their passion for the manatees is evident and they also strive to educate all of their guests on their tours. They stress the importance of passive observation and are extremely respectful to these animals.... More 

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Citrus Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I am very pleased with Manatees in Paradise. Last year a small group of family and friends took a boat ride with them to celebrate my husband’s birthday – and I booked with them again this month to snorkel with my Scandinavian relatives in Three Sisters Springs. Captains Stacy and Mike are very careful to educate people about how to... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a great way to see our beautiful Florida manatees in an environmental conscientious way. Captain Mike and Stacy Dunn are wonderful guides and have a lot of information to share about their experience with the manatees and how all of us can help the manatee. We had a small group on our boat...4 with Captain Stacy and a... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter received a recommendation to book a swimming-with-manatees tour with Manatees in Paradise and it was a fantastic recommendation. Mike and Stacy are passionate protectors of the manatees and habitat surrounding them, and they were wonderful guides and teachers. One suggestion - go in the winter and when it is cold and raining. The manatees go in to the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Experiencing manatees with "Manatees in Paradise" was the highlight of our Florida vacation. Stacy and Mike were the perfect guides on a cold January day with many manatees around. They truly care for these beautiful, gentle animals and make sure that all swimmers interact with the manatees in a respectful, passive manner. We learned a lot about manatee habitat and... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stacy and Mike, we just can say thank you for these wonderful hours we could spent on your boat. You convinced us to swim with these wonderful animals (maybe because they look close to what I do 😉), and it was one of the most exciting experiences together in one category with the bears in Alaska or the wildlife in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Mike and Stacy are the perfect guides for a manatee tour! They appreciate these animals and their environment a lot and look out that you dont disturb them. Other tour guides don't seem to care if people chase the manatees around or separate them from their group. In case you care about animals you should definitely book this tour. As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to go snorkeling with manatees, Captain Mike and Stacy Dunn are the way to go. They were very welcoming and knowledgeable every step of the way. Manatees in Paradise is the company to use for this once in a lifetime experience, videographer included! We will definitely be back with friends and family!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a great experience to have Captain Stacy as our guide today! Her expansive knowledge and work with manatees greatly enhanced our experience. Our family walked away from our tour with magical memories and a greater appreciation for the manatee. If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with Mike or Stacy you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Stacy and Mike were great guides and very friendly. My husband and I enjoyed spending the 2 hour river trip with them. This was only my second snorkeling adventure and Mike was very helpful with showing me what to do. Swimming with the manatee experience was wonderful and i would definitely to it again, and again, and again!!! They also... More 

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