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Best Experience Ever

This was one the best things I have ever done on vacation. Tim and Eric were knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bharm5
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Great manatee kayak tour

On this 3 hour kayak tour with Tim we saw 3 manatees and many dolphins Tim was an excellent guide... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Virginia M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one the best things I have ever done on vacation. Tim and Eric were knowledgeable and nice. We saw tons of wild life from dolphins to manatees. This was a once in a lifetime experience. If I could give it more than 5...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

On this 3 hour kayak tour with Tim we saw 3 manatees and many dolphins Tim was an excellent guide with much information about the wildlife Very nice.More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming out on the tour with me! I really enjoyed having you along! I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. Florida is such an amazing place ... teeming with wildlife. I genuinely love introducing people such as yourself to the incredible...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a wonderful time with Manatee Guides. Tim and Erik did a great job explaining everything they know about all the animals and the area. We really felt welcome and the experience was very genuine. The owner and guide are scientists and conservationists, and...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming out and joining us! It certainly is such an amazing experience to encounter the amazing Manatees! I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour and I hope you can make it back some day for another round of fun! :)...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Just got back from this trip. What a great experience! Tim, our guide and the owner, was informative, entertaining and guided us to an area where the Manatee were teeming! It seemed every time we looked , we would see Manatees. There were quite a...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

An all around wonderful day with the Manatees and fantastic people just like you! I really thoroughly enjoyed spending my time with you and teaching you about the amazing Manatees. I just love to sit back and watch how happy all this I created makes...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Tim was a wonderful guide and it was AMAZING paddling in a kayak amongst these beautiful mamels!!! He was very enthusiastic, funny and engaging. It was an educational experience and Tim gave us much insight to the manatee conservation effort. This is definitely a must...More

Thank Elena S
MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Oh wow! Wasn't this just the most amazing day!!?? :) We saw so many Manatees and I could clearly see that the two of you were loving every minute! I am so lucky that I get to work with these amazing animals every day and...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

After a week, of being back home in Michigan, I am still smiling when I think back on the morning of February 9, 2017. Meeting Tim, kayaking the Orange River, seeing the Manatee, and just plain enjoying the beauty of the Florida waterways made for...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

This was a really great day we had on the river! You even had a private tour! How awesome is that? :) I loved telling you about and introducing you to the Manatees. They are such awe inspiring animals and it's always fun to see...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went kayaking with a group--learned a lot about Manatees from Tim and Eric our guides. They were great. Eric called Tim the Manatee Whisperer--it was amazing to see the manatee come up and surface at Tim's boat. Incredible really. I asked him later why...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Another great day on the water with the Manatee! Your group was wonderful ... everyone was so interested in the information and asked lots of questions. I really enjoyed sharing the information with you and leading you all to the Manatee. I'm also pleased that...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

What an exceptional trip! We took my brother and his wife out on a very cold morning to see the manatees. Tim and Eric were prepared for the trip with boats ready. My husband is handicapped and they were extremely helpful getting him in and...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

We definitely saw a lot of Manatee on this tour! The timing was perfect and we had some really great encounters! I am very pleased that your husband was able to enjoy the experience as well. Seeing a Manatee up close is something everyone should...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went out with Tim today and we had the time of our life. Not only saw many manatees but learned everything there was to know about them and the habitat they reside in. Would recommend it to anyone who likes kayaking and seeing cool stuff....More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

It was my pleasure Eileen! :) What a great day! The Manatee action was intense. That female really liked us and gave us quite the show haha. I'm happy you enjoyed learning about the Manatees and their Florida habitats. I really enjoyed the laid back...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

First let me say that the up close experience with the manatees in their natural environment was surreal! Tim provided us with information along the way- a wide range of information that only strengthened our love of these gentle giants. We couldn't have been more...More

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Another great tour! I'm happy you were able to join me for a nice day on the water! I always love to share information about the awesome Manatees! I am also very happy that the experience has strengthened your love for them. That really is...More

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