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Crystal River Watersports

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Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34428
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+1 352-795-7033
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had booked a tour for swimming with manatees. The tour and the guides exceeded our expectation. We went swimming with the manatees up close and afterwards in the crystal clear part of the river. Both parents and teens loved it.

Thank Kamilla M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went with Captain Vince and firstmate, Lisa on our first ever scalloping adventure yesterday. We had a wonderful time, and both Vince and Lisa were very friendly, knowledgeable, patient and gracious. I highly recommend this tour, for the scenery as well as...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our children, ages 11 and 8, who had never snorkeled before. When we arrived at 7:30 am they were having a terrible storm, so I was worried our tour would be canceled. But after a little delay, we were able to get going....More

2  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were VERY patient and accommodating with my 75 year old Mother who was trying to snorkel for the first time. She couldn't do it and they helped her back to the boat and ultimately placed the boat right next to a Mom and Calf...More

Thank 866disappointed
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you and your Mother had a good time and got to see a mom and calf up close. Not everyone likes to go into the water, and you can get great views...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and Crystal River water sports is awesome. We took our manatee tour near the end of the season (late February) during exceptionally warm conditions and they did everything in their power to ensure we saw a manatee. Our tour guides were easy to...More

Thank kristinnmacaulay2017
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kristin, thank you so much for choosing us at Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We do love our manatee neighbors, and really appreciate when visitors respect them and enjoy their encounters with the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Four of us took this cruise with Captain Vince. Nice boat, excellent guide. Vince was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Beautiful and interesting sights and we even managed to see some manatee and even a few dolphins. We highly recommend this experience.More

Thank Diane C
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Diane, Thank you and your friends for choosing us at Crystal River Watersports for your River Cruise. The Crystal River area is beautiful with lots of animals, birds, fish and manatees- and we are so happy that you enjoyed the experience. We will be sure...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We went out with Captain Vince and Zoe last week. Great history and stories during the boat ride. Visibility was limited due to the time of year, but what an experience! Zoe took great pictures and videos which we bought for $30 on a cute...More

Thank Susan J
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a warm and complimentary review. Vince and Zoe are great- and I am so glad you enjoyed your tour. We will make sure to pass along your review to both of them. We...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018

I went out with a group of 8 on the 7:30am tour and we saw 3 manatees. One of which was a baby that let us hang out with him while he had a big seagrass dinner. Our captain and guide, Don were super nice...More

Thank Noelleshibby
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we really appreciate it. Had to laugh at the "sea potatoes" description- it is pretty appropriate for some of our wonderful sea cows. I am delighted that you had a good...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018

The staff was very friendly and made you feel at home. We went in the off-season so we didn't get to see a lot of manatees, but the guide/captain were really great about seeking them out and making sure we had a great experience. :)More

Thank chefkeiai
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking a tour with us, and for the lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour. Swimming with the manatees is a magical experience. Manatees are so peaceful and gentle, but have lots of personality! We are...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

saw several manatee, one was a cub very relaxing boat trip they respected the manatee saw a crocodile on the trip and other wildlifeMore

Thank lprichd2018
SANDRA E, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Our staff is delighted that you had a good time, and enjoyed the boat trip as well as snorkeling with the manatees. The eco-tour/boat trip portion of our tour is unique to our...More

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alaskasuebear
21 March 2018|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Hi there! Our shop carries a variety of wetsuit sizes so we are used to accommodating guests of all types! We have wetsuits that are a size Mens 4X (think mens 4X t-shirt size as a comparison!). They are 3mm thick so they... More
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kristinnmacaulay2017
4 February 2018|
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Response from mum2divers | Property representative |
Hi Kristin, I am Sandi and I work with CRWS. We do recommend the early morning (7 am) tour as the The manatees are most active (and hopefully interactive) first thing in the morning. The 11:00 tours are often great... More
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salbi246
29 October 2015|
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Response from John E | Property representative |
Good Morning Mrs. Sally, According to google maps, Kissimee is approximately 2 hours away from us here in Crystal River. Here in the Crystal River area we see manatees year round. Although during the summer there are only... More
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