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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
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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
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Swim with Manatees Adventure

Swim with Manatees Adventure

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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
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

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Swimming with manatees in Crystal River provides a peak experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Benefit from a half-day tour that provides everything you need, including boat transportation, snorkel gear, and wetsuit. Your guide shares detailed commentary about Florida’s ecosystem, and snaps underwater photos for your group. You’ll also have access to a climate-controlled building with indoor changing rooms before and after your tour.
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  • 3 hours
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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
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River

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We offer guided tours and get an amazing chance to see them right under your kayak in our 100% CLEAR kayaks!
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  • 2 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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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
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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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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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  • 4 hours
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Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River

Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River

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On our one of a kind tour, you will kayak AND swim inside of Three Sisters Springs on our guided eco-tour. This all inclusive tour includes a kayak, snorkel, mask, life vest, swim noodle, and one of our amazing LOCAL guides. 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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4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River, Florida

4 Hour Single Kayak Rental 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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  • 4 hours
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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
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

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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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  • 4 hours
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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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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

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Crystal River is home to one of the densest manatee populations in the country. With the trained eye of your guide, visit the best spotting locations to swim with the gentle giants of King’s Bay. The private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, as well as closer interaction with the manatees. For your comfort and convenience, wetsuits, hot drinks, and towel service are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Guided Eco-Tour - Kayak or Paddleboard - Swim with Manatees

Guided Eco-Tour - Kayak or Paddleboard - Swim with Manatees

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Make a lasting memory on a guided eco-tour. Our Guides will take you to the World Famous Three Sisters Springs. Meet a manatee and make a new friend!
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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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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

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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Private Tour: Custom Snorkeling Tour with Manatee Swim

Private Tour: Custom Snorkeling Tour with Manatee Swim

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Manatees, dolphins, aquatic turtles, and more make the waters off the coast of Florida an ideal snorkeling location for nature lovers. This private tour keeps your experience special by limiting participants to just your group, a swim guide, and the boat captain. This private tour can be customized by the type of animals you would most like to see, and includes swimming near manatees at the Crystal River Refuge.
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  • 3 hours
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour

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Mother approved with no age limit. 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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Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy the beauty of Crystal River and the thrill of seeing our majestic wildlife on your own private, 4 hour tour. This longer tour allows our Captain to give you an extended journey around King's Bay where our in water guide will lead you in an encounter with our Florida Manatees. All equipment is included in the price, as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. As an added bonus, we will include a USB drive with all of the photos and videos from your trip!
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  • 4 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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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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  • 4 hours
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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida

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Our three hour guided "Swim With the Manatees" tour is our number one attraction. You will get to experience manatees up close and personal and your tour with us is limited to 10 visitors maximum. It is a very private experience with our local manatees that you will never forget. We have top of the line equipment and our guides are locals who know our waters very well so you can spot several manatees. You will learn the right way to interact with these amazing animals through passive observation and learn all about our ecosystem here in Crystal River.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People In Crystal River, Florida

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
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What people are saying about Outdoor Activities in Crystal River

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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made our tour a great adventure. Our friends and family really enjoyed it."..."
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Swim with Manatees Adventure
"The captains were awesome with our experience. They helped us get as close as we possibly could. My wife had an amazing day for her birthday."..."
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer
"Our captain and water guide were full of knowledge and made this experience very memorable. My children had a great time."..."
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
"It was a good time. Captain Ron and the young woman (I forget her name) we’re great, and I highly recommend them."..."
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River
"Beautiful springs. Our guide, Conner was super friendly and knowledgeable. You can see everything through the clear boats!"..."
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Manatee Snorkeling Tours
"This was one of the coolest things I have ever done ! I would 100% recommend ! Jake and Ryan were awesome !! Summer is not the best time to find a manatee but they made sure we found not only one but three to observe! Everything is provided including googles/snorkel wetsuit and water ! Such a cool experience ! Major thanks to Jake and Ryan!"..."
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
"Awesome experience! Captain Mike and our guide Matt were so knowledgeable and friendly. We were not rushed swimming with the manatees at all! Definitely the best experience!"..."
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
"Liz, our guide, was very personable and knowledgeable… Our Captain Ross was also very experienced .. he knew where to look for the manatees.. We had so much fun and are referring others to enjoy the experience with the manatees.."..."
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Three Sisters Springs Kayak And Swim Eco-Tour Crystal River
"It was a super fun excursion and Alex was a great guide. The water at three sisters springs was crystal clear and great for snorkeling."..."
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
"This was something my daughter and girlfriend had always wanted to do. Was a great experience. We saw a lot on manatees. The water was cold but the tour people said the colder the better. The boat driver and guide were fantastic!"..."
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
"Wonderful experience loved seeing how close and kissy the manatees were! 2 in our party received kisses and we all were rubbed by them. Dan and Ed were great and a lot of fun"..."
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Private Manatee Tour
"So! Much! Fun! Lindsey M. and Capt. Peter are the best. They make a great team and were easily able to find manatees for us to enjoy. The manatees were happy to see us, too! Great experience! I do recommend doing a VIP/private tour. That is what we did. There is a lot more room on the boat and more space to enjoy the manatees. The manatees seem to enjoy it more as well."..."
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River
"One of my 8 yet old twin boys declared it one of his mos favorite days ever. Misty, our guide, was incredibly patient with the kids our boat captain was also great."..."
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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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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour
"This was amazing!! The little manatee was so inquisitive and playful!! Austin did an excellent job finding and conducting our viewing experience. Captain Tom, thank you!! You are very knowledgeable and I enjoyed hearing your joke as and stories."..."
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Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour
"The tour with Captain Ron and Lauren was FANTASTIC! They brought us to a perfect place where the manatees were swimming all around us. We had our 7 year old daughter who was a bit nervous about swimming with the manatees, but Lauren took great care of her and made her feel at ease. It was an amazing experience. In additional to see the manatees, Captain Ron and Lauren provided a wealth of information regarding the manatees. An extra was bonus was the photos that Lauren took of us and the manatees and then had a flash drive with the photos and videos for us at the end of the tour. This tour was the highlight of our trip!"..."
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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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Swim With Manatees In Crystal River, Florida
"Our guide Hunter was great and the dock staff and shop staff were helpful! We swam with some manatee which was our goal! Thank you!!"..."

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