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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer

Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer

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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this boat tour. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased afterward, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River

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Experience the underwater world of Crystal River with a clear kayak on this small-group excursion. Clear kayaks give you the ability to see everything that’s happening beneath you while you paddle through the waters. Join a small group to explore the waterways of Crystal River and search for local wildlife like manatees, dolphins, and turtles.
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  • 2 hours
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.08
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide/Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide/Photographer

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Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. Our boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified, which means they are allowed to carry more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida! We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
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  • 3 hours
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Manatee Snorkeling Tours

Manatee Snorkeling Tours

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Swim with manatees on this nature-focused Crystal River tour. Appreciate these majestic animals in their natural habitat, under the watchful eye of an in-the-water guide who strives to ensure safe and respectful interactions between human and manatee at all times. Tours include snorkeling gear at no additional cost, and professional underwater photos are available for purchase after the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

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The Florida manatee is one of the most gentle underwater creatures and this encounter lets you get a closer look at them. Venture out from Crystal River in a kayak and search for these sea cows with your small group. Learn how to interact with the creatures through passive observation and then, when you’re ready, get in the water for your swim.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Manatee Tour
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Private Manatee Tour

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$657.92
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

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Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$101.38
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Manatee Viewing Cruise

Manatee Viewing Cruise

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This tour is the perfect way to stay dry and view the wild manatees of the Kings Bay Wildlife Refuge. Hop aboard our US Coast Guard certified vessel where you will join your Master Captain to embark on a journey into the Kings Bay refuge waters. On this tour, you and the group will join us for one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime! During this trip we will search for our world famous wild manatees that give Crystal River the title of "The Manatee Capital of the World." There is also a chance to see many other species of birds, turtles, and even a dolphin every now and then so be on the lookout for the impressive variety of wildlife that calls the refuge "home". What to Bring Polarized Sunglasses IMPORTANT For this Manatee Viewing Cruise, you will be meeting our Captain at Pete's Pier. The meet time is 3:45 pm. There is an additional $5 parking fee per vehicle at Pete's Pier, that you are required to pay upon arrival. Pete's Pier 1 SW 1st Place Crystal River, FL 34429
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River, Florida

4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River, Florida

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Explore the winding waterways of Crystal River with a single kayak rental. Your pre-booked rental is available for half a day and gives you the freedom to explore the area as you wish. Spend your time relaxing on the water and searching for local wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, and even otters.
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  • 4 hours
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Small group Manatee Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer
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Small group Manatee Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer

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One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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All Clear Kayak Manatee Viewing Ecotour With Local Guide

All Clear Kayak Manatee Viewing Ecotour With Local Guide

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Join us on a guided eco-tour of Three Sisters Springs on ALL clear kayaks! Throughout the expedition, you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful nature and wildlife that we are known for including over 70 freshwater springs including the best spring, which is Three Sister Springs. You will have the opportunity to possibly view dolphins, manatees, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and many more of the local wildlife. There will be plenty of chances to take pictures on our guided tours and a picture package will be available for purchase at the end of your tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River

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Get up close to Florida’s gentle manatees on this 2-hour tour on Crystal River! Perfect for kids and adults, this educational program offers a presentation on the West Indian manatee and the rare chance to swim with these docile sea creatures. Enjoy some unforgettable moments with your friends, family and some irresistible marine mammals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

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Discover the waterways of Crystal River by tandem kayak with this pre-booked rental. Grab a partner and explore the area for a few hours with a provided map. Enjoy a relaxing ride through the waterways and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, birds, and even otters.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Clear Kayak Tours on Chassahowitzka River

Clear Kayak Tours on Chassahowitzka River

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The Chaz is surrounded by protected land, guaranteeing a truly natural, unspoiled Florida experience. Share the water with manatees, dolphins, alligators, river otters, and countless species of fish, and keep your eyes peeled for any of the unique species of birds above.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manatee Kayak Encounter

Manatee Kayak Encounter

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Welcome to the Manatee Capital of the state of Florida. Between the 7 rivers that make up the waterways in our county, we estimate between 1,200 and 1,800 Manatees throughout the year making up over 25% of the Manatee population that live throughout Florida. Viewing Manatees from above the water in a kayak is an unforgettable experience. Book your tour now to view Manatees resting, feeding and swimming around in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

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Focus on Florida's flora and fauna during this half-day tour in Crystal River. Sail past a national wildlife refuge, a state nature preserve, and an archaeological park on route to snorkel with native manatees. This boat tour is easy with all transportation provided and gives you a full picture of the natural elements that make this area of the country unique. All instruction and safety information for the swim with the manatees is provided by your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Full Day Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida
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Full Day Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center
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Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center

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Save money and rub flippers with Florida's resident sea cows. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders. All the equipment is included on this manatee snorkel tour in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkelers don on wet suits, mask, snorkel and fins to see a large population of resident sea cows. Our in-water guides known as the Dive-master keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people. Snorkelers swim with these gentle giants for a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to smile as our guide videos the excursion which is available after the tour on flash drive. Rain or shine our boats are covered and on cold days, hot chocolate. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Very few places compare to the immense fishing experience provided by the tributaries of Crystal Bay and Crystal River State Park. Fishing is always a short distant and boat ride to great areas in the Bay. Enjoy fishing one of the most persistent and underused unique ecosystem found in Florida. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such a diversity of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper and Snapper depending on the season.  Even on windy days there are plenty of places to fish, in the Bay you can fish one of the many preserves or tributaries of backcountry waterway, making this an experience, not just another fishing trip. Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$486.87
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

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This is a great way to see the sights and everything going on below you in the water from the BEST perspective. Our water bikes are human-powered and is the best eco-friendly way to get around the area to see everything Crystal River has to offer. You can see manatees swim directly underneath your bike, which is an incredible view to experience. The water bikes easily hold up to 300 pounds and have adjustable seats for all different heights of riders.
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  • 2 hours
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Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida

Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida

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After the morning manatee tour relax on the afternoon Rainbow River drift where you can snorkel or scuba dive. The Rainbow River, a Florida spring, is unmatched with crystal clear water and over 200 feet of visibility. See many different varieties of fish,turtles and other wildlife up close. Discover fossils coming out of the different springs dotting the bottom. At the end of the drift is a small cavern where Sun fish hangout in abundance. This drift dive or snorkel can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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What people are saying about Crystal River Tours

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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
"The crystal river has amazing visibility, so you get to see the manatees well, just doing their thing"..."
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Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer
"We saw so many amazing manatees up close and personal. Even in January, the thick 5mm wetsuits our tour provided kept us warm and floating. We appreciated the hot drinks and the shower facilities at the end of the tour!"..."
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
"When we arrived to check in the staff was so nice from the start. Our tour guide and Captain were knowledgeable and fun. We got to see so many manatees and some came out and played with the tour guide a little. Crystal River is beautiful. I would strongly recommend everyone going at some point!"..."
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
"I loved seeing manatees up close. They are some of God’s beautiful creatures. It was a peaceful adventure."..."
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
"Seeing manatee in their environment is beautiful. Such gentle creatures I would recommend this one hour tour"..."
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide/Photographer
"I was afraid of being cold-but I warmed up and saw a LOT of manatees! Great crew! I would recommend Explorida to everyone."..."
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Manatee Snorkeling Tours
"The manatee tour was fun the manatee came up for a breath of air and we looked into each other's eyes it felt spiritual. They are such gentle creatures I highly recommend it My husband and I so much fun"..."
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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida
"Lots of manatees. Love the kayaking to the springs Andorran course time in the water. Guide Dr. Josh was friendly and shared lots of manatee knowledge as did the front desk person. Both have a great passion for the manatees and springs."..."
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Private Manatee Tour
"Skye was so knowledgeable about the aquatic life, and so kind to me. It was my first time snorkeling and she was an excellent teacher and SO very patient to me. I had a wonderful experience that I will never forget."..."
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
"The guide and captain were very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We had the most amazing time!! It was incredible to see as many manatees as we did and it will be something we will never forget!!"..."
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Manatee Viewing Cruise
"We saw several manatees during our cruise. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the sources. Very enjoyable"..."
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Small group Manatee Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer
"Excellent Captain and Guide. Friendly, informative. We took the 6 person private tour. If you are not staying at the hotel be sure to bring a change of clothes. Although towels were provided they were pretty small. Manatee’s are awesome!"..."
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
"Tanya was such a great tour guide! We had so much fun, I had the coolest interaction with a manatee and I can’t wait to go again!"..."
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4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida
"We had a great time. Kayak was clean and comfortable and held up our fat butts out of the water. Would go back again."..."
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Clear Kayak Tours on Chassahowitzka River
"Excellent time. Our tour guy Shaggy was very knowledgeable and funny!!! Got to see parts of Florida like it was in Jurassic Park. Will do again!"..."
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Manatee Kayak Encounter
"The tour was really amazing with Drake. He knows all the birds and fishes and he can tell you so many things about the area. We saw a lot of beautiful corners and of course manatees :) we jumped also into the water in an area which looked like a lagoon. Thanks for that amazing day Drake."..."
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
"Great experience, and loved our guide, Bethany! We went on the 11:30am timeslot and saw plenty of manatees. Super fun day!"..."
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River
"Paddles Outdoor Rentals and Coastal Shop is a class act! Bikes were fun and Customer Service was amazing. Trip Advisor has not worked with the owners of this company for months. Viator-Trip Advisor took my money and continues to take money from Paddles Outdoor Rentals and Coastal Shop with every reservation they book. . When I showed up there was no reservation! When the owner realized What had happened he did everything in his power to make it right. He moved things around to get us on Sea Bikes. He did this free of charge because he never received money from Viator-Trip Advisor. STOP MAKING RESERVATION FOR THIS COMPANY, STOP STEALING FROM THIS COMPANY. BBB will be notified."..."
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Snorkel Or Dive The Amazing Rainbow River Florida
"Tom Markey was an awesome boat captain and guide! Very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife! We had an awesome time!"..."

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