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Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees

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Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees
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“platinum tour”(11 reviews)
“manatee tour”(71 reviews)
Swimming With The Manatees is an ecotourism guide service located in Crystal River, Florida. We offer the finest in Manatee Swim Tours. You will be thrilled by the glory of Florida nature at its finest. The Nature Coast is a birdwatcher’s and...more
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1610 SE Paradise Cir, Crystal River, FL 34429-4621
+1 352-571-1888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

15 or so manatees were in the protected waters this morning off of Captain Mike’s dock on the crystal river in Crystal River Florida. Our captain was personable and humorous. Our guide stayed with the group the entire time and would motion to us when...More

Thank NancyOD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Platinum Tour for 11/9/2018. This was a trip we have been planning for a long time. We went out with Captain Bill on his 1st day back for the season and Kaleb. As we were leaving, we had to circle back to...More

Thank Adrienne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was top notch. Tom was our captain and Mike was our guide. Both were extremely knowledgeable, very attentive to their passengers and they made the trip lots of fun. I was surprised at how close we got to the manatees. The tour wasn't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went out with Captain Pappas and Kaleb aka Thor on a Captain Mike trip to swim with the Manatees. I'm not much of a swimmer but Capt Pappas did all he could to encourage me to have a go which I...More

Thank mikelI9674QZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time with Captain Michael and our water guide Mylinh! They treated us like family and made sure we had the best experience possible. Despite the impending hurricane Michael and less than perfect conditions we were lucky to spot a mother and...More

Thank Marisa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth every penny. We loved the people in this organization. They are professional and truly wanted us to have a good time and see Manatees. Highly recommended. Capt Michael and “Thor” were the best.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been snorkeling with manatees before, and my daughter has always wanted to do this! We had the most incredible time! Captain Yves and our guide Caleb were great! We got "up close and personal" with a mom and her calf, then cruised around a...More

Thank jchausmann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i got a 5hr tour with captian michael. This experience was a once in a lifetime trip for us. We are still talking about how amazing this was. Spend the extra money and get the one on one time with the captian....More

Thank phxgurl8203
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Whether you just want a boat ride or to swim with Manatees, this is a first class operation that appeals to all ages and abilities. For $50 that includes a wet suit and snorkel gear, you can float in crystal clear water among Manatees. Our...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This trip was so perfect,the guys rizzo great humour and Caleb very helpful were the best,the whole trip was very well done and as promised we swam with at least 5 manatees including a baby,who clung on to a fortunate visitor(I would have loved that,we...More

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Shawna B
11 February 2018|
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Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
All of the answers by our guests are great and informative! Yes the winter is the best chance of seeing an abundance of manatees. Also, due to the manatees preferring the warm water of the springs during the colder months... More
Alison A
17 February 2017|
Response from SwimmingManatees | Property representative |
We have a 3 hour Gold tour that is semi-private, and a 5 hour Platinum that is semi-private. Both are adequate in-water time, however on days where manatees can be difficult to find the 5 hour affords you the opportunity to... More
Alison A
17 February 2017|
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Response from 805maryellenc | Reviewed this property |
We were in the water for about 1.5 hr. It was not sunny January day but in the mid 60s when we got there for our at 9am reservation. Once we got in the water, we were warm for most of that time. Everyone is given a noodle... More