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Gulf Coast Expeditions, Crystal River

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  • My sister and I were taken out by Captain Lauren and Audrey. All the other tours were crowded except ours and we had amazing encounters with the manatees and one baby manatee! We were just really... 
    My sister and I were taken out by Captain Lauren and Audrey. All the other tours were crowded except ours and we had amazing encounters with the manatees and one baby manatee! We were just really...  more »
  • If I could change anything, it would be the temperature-- the air was a frigid 37 degrees at the start of our tour, but everything else was terrific. Captains Ron &Lauren and their staff were... 
    If I could change anything, it would be the temperature-- the air was a frigid 37 degrees at the start of our tour, but everything else was terrific. Captains Ron &Lauren and their staff were...  more »
  • They were amazing from start to finish. Easy to switch from group to private and Capt. Lauren was super accommodating. We were out early and Michelle, our guide, was so enthusiastic and took a ton of....  more
    They were amazing from start to finish. Easy to switch from group to private and Capt. Lauren was super accommodating. We were out early and Michelle, our guide, was so enthusiastic and took a ton of....  more »
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  • Lauren and Kip were the best! We were so excited to do this but didn't really know what to expect. Wetsuits on and an informative video about the Manatees done we were ready to go. Once on the boat they both made sure that we found some Manatees and it was an experience of a lifetime swimming with them. They take pictures of your adventure for you to purchase so that you can enjoy the Manatees and not have to worry about capturing those moments. Lauren took us on a swim into the springs which was absolutely beautiful! Thanks guys, for making it a great memory for us! We will definitely be back in the winter!
  • Add this to your bucket list NOW!! Swimming with the manatees was a 5-star experience with a 5-star tour guide (Captain Ed). My husband and I booked the 6:30 am Monday small group tour and it ended up being just the two of us, Captain Ed and Ron, plus 4 manatees, including a mama and her calf. I’d recommend the earliest tour possible, since the water is significantly more clear before swimmers, kayaks and boats arrive on the water. Captain Ed is very experienced and ready to share valuable information about manatees’ lifestyle, population, and wildlife preservation. He was also a great photographer and captured an entire collection of photos from our experience, which we purchased for $40. Take the plunge! I promise you won’t regret it!
  • Super friendly staff, made for a great day on the water! Our guide Lauren was great with our young children. Made the day easy and comfortable for all. Found us manatees and clear water to take out some first time snorkelers. Everyone had a great time and would go back again.
  • This tour was amazing! Captains Leah and Lauren were fun and knowledgeable! They were very accommodating and loved to joke around. We had a awesome time seeing the manatees and really appreciated them trying to stay away from the bigger groups around there that were crowding the creatures and found some for us to view on a more private setting. They also took us to 3 sisters springs which was worth it in itself. Will do it again in the future and would absolutely recommend it to anyone as long as Leah and Lauren were there to take them.
  • Cannot rate this high enough! I found this through TripAdvisor and it was highly rated. The ratings definitely match reality. They were patient with our 4-year-old and made sure that everyone got great views of the manatees. We never felt rushed and the whole experience was amazing.

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