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Private Manatee Tour provided by River Ventures Manatee Tour Center

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2 adults
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Important Information
Departure Point
498 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • All gear included
  • Bottled Water provided
  • Introductory/instructional video offered in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Price reflects 1 to 10 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amanda wrote a review 27 May
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Manatee tour was awesome, but the staff is even better! JJ and Johnny b were so patient with the 6 year old and 8 year old. I (mom) was able to float around and JJ kept the kids amused in the water and helped to keep them calm. Both JJ and Johnny b were very knowledgeable about
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Angela C wrote a review 24 May
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My husband and I decided to book this tour for my son’s birthday. My son is turning two and woke up that day very cranky. When we got him on the boat we were greeted very warmly by Mike and Matt. As soon as we try to get our son to where the life jacket, he started screaming
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Brent P wrote a review 20 May
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3 friends and I came from TN on vacation this week and a local friend sent us this way. LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS THE BEST THING IVE EVER DONE. JJ & Jon were the best. They were super excited to be on the boat and in the water with us. We had some very rare moments with the
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Jeff P wrote a review 11 May
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Our family booked a tour upon the reopening from the Covid-19 shutdown and we were all impressed with the effort the crew put into social distancing while we were on the boat. The entire experience was worth every penny. Lots of Manatee interaction. Highly recommend River
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from RiverVentures, Manager at Private Manatee Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for this incredible feedback!! The world has definitely changed, and the services we provide reflect the most up to date standards to keep our visitors safe. We've always prided ourselves in cleanliness and customer service, but we've stepped that up a notch! We are so glad that you noticed. Please come back and see us again...and until then we wish your family the best for health, peace, and Manatees!! Spread the Love!
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Linda H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a wonderful boat ride and Manatee Tour. As warm as it has been we did see 2 of them. Our captain Jodi Spaulding was very knowledgeable. Our grandson from NY had a great time. Thank you Jodi. We will be back.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mother-daughter trip
My 15 yr old daughter and I had a great time on our swim. Captain Wade and Trisha were so nice, knowledgeable and h
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Manatee Swim
We had a great time on Memorial Day weekend. There were lots of boats around but the captain kept us away from the
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Shanell54
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Fantastic Experience!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the manatee swim through River Ventures Tours. Booking was easy; the center is very
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bettyfB5147WP
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Excellent experience!
River Ventures in Crystal River, Florida provided an excellent experience for us to enjoy while in the area. Our Ca
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Mcromeg
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Amazing experience
Great experience, we had a great time, plus the staff is really friendly and always trying to help, very organized
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dhoffman5
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Manatee swim
Crystal River Manatee adventure swim was awesome. Our tour guide Trish and Captain Wade were very professional, fri
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D_L_Fun_In_Sun
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Awesome Tour!
My wife and I spent the afternoon with John and JJ and we had a wonderful experience “swimming with the Manatee’. W
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Kat L
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JJ AND JOHN
JJ, and John were amazing for my friends and I. They we’re patient and understanding with my friends as it was thei
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Excellent Tour!
We had great time. Our captains John and Crystal were awesome! They were very knowledgeable and excited every time
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reddevil300
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Amazing experience - amazing company!!
I was fortunate enough to experience a manatee swim several years ago with River Ventures and from start to finish
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We did the Mermaids to Manatees pontoon tour and they did not disappoint!!!! Gloria was friendly and kind helping
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Loved this!
We absolutely loved this and highly recommend River Ventures . My husband can't swim but loved chilling out on the
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freelancer156
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Incredible moments!
Although my wife and I are widely travelled nature lovers, this tour was an absolute highlight for us. We enjoyed i
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tnewtona
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Once in a lifetime experience
Caption Wade and Trish are phenomenal♥️ We headed out early and found a mother and calf early on while we enjoye
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Ryan_Popovic
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Snorkeling with Manatees!
Drove 2 hours from Clearwater and our Manatee tour did not disappoint! We found manatees early into the trip and mu
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Key Details
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, River Ventures Manatee Tour Center, and 1 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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