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Family Adventure Charters

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Open Now: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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“captain tim”(203 reviews)
“manatee tour”(62 reviews)
Family Adventure Charters specializes in Private Manatee Tours, Fishing Tours, Dolphin Tours, Kayak Rentals Eco Tours. Family Adventure Charters can accommodate large groups for specialized tours. Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 SW 1st Pl, Pete's Pier & Marina, Crystal River, FL 34429-4607
+1 352-445-5489
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was cleaning up my business cards and realized I never left a review for Captain Tim. Who would take you out on a tour by yourself because that was the only time I had? Well Tim did January 2017. I drove 1.5 hours to...More

Thank Kim I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience, from making the reservation to boarding, everything was well done. Staff is polite and very patient. I was with my sister and two children ages 11 and 10; they did great! We got to swim and observe the manatees up CLOSE! I got...More

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Family_Charters, Owner at Family Adventure Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Darlene & Sister, I am so glad the young men got a close up experience,we talked while you were in the rest room,they told me they were excited.Glad every thing went according to plan,please come back to see us.Thanks Capt.Tim

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked with Family Adventure Charters around 2 months ago. We picked a good time to come, as the Manatees were just starting to move into the springs from the coast, as the Gulf temperature has dropped below 70 degrees. Everything went as planned. Captain...More

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Family_Charters, Owner at Family Adventure Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am pleased every thing went to your expectations and we do thank you for the review.Hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Florida resident for 50 years and I wish I had done this swim before. First of all when you get there and park you meet the staff who were nice. Then you meet Captain Tim and see a short video about the...More

Thank Ashbon123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been on many tours to interact with manatees. But never has it been so good as with Captain Tim’s boat. The captain knew where to go and when. And A very nice guy too. The only place We will ever...More

Thank Annette L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

at first we were greeted by the lovely staff and were educated about how to keep these majestical creatures safe for around 10 minutes. we were then suited up in wetsuits and were kindly given blankets by the staff in case we got colder later...More

Thank Trek543839
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had fun three hours of paddling in Crystal River, covered nearby springs, amazed by clear water. Although no manatee sighted, plenty of nature to enjoy and few power strokes to beat stiff head wind 😅 Very friendly service and safe launch/return quayside. Thank You!

Thank JAleksi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we found Cpt Tim. They only take very small groups of upto 6 people on their boats, (compared to other companies in the area, who we saw had boats of around 15 people on) and all his team are very friendly...More

Thank littlemoo24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 7 in our group including my 18 month old son. Capt Tim and Matt took us out in two boats but we kept together. We saw and interacted with several manatees. Th captains were knowledgeable and fun. Our 18 month old got in...More

Thank Morgan Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were blown away by the experience we had with Captain Tim and the staff at Family Adventure Charters. We went to see manatees in the off season, which is an already difficult feat. Despite the fact that there were so few...More

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Una N
18 March 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
I tell every one as soon as you know what day and time,I would go ahead and make a reservation. Thanks Capt.Tim
Alisa G
23 February 2017|
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Response from Family_Charters | Property representative |
Hello Alisa, I always do recommend the early morning,(7:30 AM).Thanks Capt.Tim
28 August 2016|
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Response from ScubaSik | Reviewed this property |
No. As far as we know all ages welcome, but it is snorkeling so they should know how to swim. They should also be mature and be able to follow directions. It is an absolutely amazing experience and everyone should be able... More