Gulf Coast Expeditions, Crystal River

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#12 of 44 in Outdoors in Crystal River
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  • My soon to be in-laws and I drove for 2 hours to snorkel with the manatees with Captain Ron and Lauren. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable, answering our many wildlife based questions. The...  more »
  • My teenage son and I joined another family of 3 for a morning excursion. We went out with Lauren and Capt Bobby and they were a great crew. Buttoned-up, professional but humorous and laid back. They w...  more »
  • We went the first week of April and honestly I did not expect to see much because it was the off season. However, Captain Bob and Lauren were excellent tour guides for our small group. Captain Bob was...  more »
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  • Captain Ron and LP (Lauren) made our manatee experience unforgettable. Not only did we see plenty of manatees up close and personal but they were knowledgeable and personable. They both have a good sense of humor and were enjoyable to share this experience with. What sets these guys apart from the rest is their smaller boats. Captain Ron has two smaller boats which only seats 6 people in each boat, this allows for a more one on one experience and I feel that is one of the reasons why you should choose this company, if not for the smaller groups then for the company. The pictures and video that Lauren took were amazing and are memories that we will keep forever.
  • Perfect experience! Captain Ron and Lauren were fantastic! If you have small children, this is the tour to take. Lauren takes special care of the little ones so they have an amazing experience. Adults will appreciate the extra care, so you can enjoy your swim as well. Highly recommend this manatee experience for the whole family! Can't wait for next time!
  • If you're contemplating doing this adventure, just do it. Captain Ron and Lauren were so great and knowledgeable. We have younger children and Lauren went out of her way to help them feel comfortable throughout which allowed my wife and I the ability to fully enjoy the experience. We went on 3/19 and got lucky with some cooler weather so there were plenty of manatee there. We even had a curious manatee initiate contact and let us give her belly rubs. Incredible! They cared about our experience and also kept us warm with hot chocolate/coffee afterward!
  • Dear Captain Ron and Lauren, Thank you so much for a wonderful Manatee Experience yesterday. Our whole family had the best day of our entire vacation. We all agreed that the “Mom Trip” was awesome! Way better than we all anticipated and could have hoped for. Lauren, your photos are exceptional! Thank you so much for guiding us on our Manatee adventure. It would not have been nearly as fulfilling without your advice. Also, because you were taking photos we could fully be present in the moment. We can’t thank you enough. Sincerely, Family Green
  • I booked Ron based on reviews I read on Google. He did not disappoint! I had my two 75 yr old parents with me so the Sunset Cruise was absolutely perfect! Ron is very pleasant, knowledgeable and shared many experience with us from his time in the coast guard and after. It was exactly what I hoped for. I’ll definitely be booking a manatee tour with him soon!
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