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Family Adventure Charters

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Family Adventure Charters
Family Adventure Charters specializes in Private Manatee Tours, Fishing Tours, Dolphin Tours, Kayak Rentals Eco Tours. Family Adventure Charters can accommodate large groups for specialized tours. Reservations recommended, but not required. Walk-ins and last minute tours requests are welcome. The boat is has an on board rest room & changing room. The boat is also pet friendly, child safe, handicap accessible. Our captains are USCG licensed, and excursions are in offshore cruiser, comfortable pontoon boat or large multi-passenger tour boat. Most charters are offered year round. Manatee charters are best during the winter months, and scalloping trips are limited to the July through Sept season. At Family Adventure Charters we strive to be the best. Our mission is to give our customers the best experience possible when you walk though our doors. We might not be the biggest, but we are the best. A Family Adventure Charter is much more than just a “tour" it is an experience to remember!
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2021
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This was a Birthday Bucket list item and we were thrilled. The experience of interacting with these gentle giants was great. We encountered two separate manatees. The first really enjoyed the attention and hung out for over a half hour allowing all of us to interact with it. We had two pontoon boats with six clients on board with the Captains. The Captains were informative and instructive helping to enhance the experience directing us how to behave so not to frighten the manatee. The second manatee was just shy and kept moving away. I would highly recommend this experience and these Captains. It is a privilege anytime wild animals feel comfortable enough to allow us to join their space. Thank you Captain Tim.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Asa wrote a review Jul 2021
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I was able to make a reservation the day before and it is definitely a mom and pop kinda business. They might not be big but they definitely know their business. We were able to see three separate manatees and we didn’t call the other boats over so we had more time with them. Tim, was a very passionate captain, if a little gruff. I look forward to coming back!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Jeff Elrod wrote a review Jul 2021
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This a great company. Still a mom and pop business, very friendly and smaller tours than the corporate groups. The smaller size allowed more contact with the Manatees. My 15 year old Daughter was able to pet a mother and her young one for close to an hour and we made contact with several others. Our captian was top notch, not only wanting to get us a great experiance but showed great respect and care for nature and the well being of the manatees. I will do this tour again next time I am in the area along with one of the others they offer. GREAT TIME TO BE HAD HEAR AND MUCH BETTER THAN THE BIGGER TOURS.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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AnnaMS wrote a review Jul 2021
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I was by the boat while unloading the morning ride this morning and captain tim ABSOLUTELY FLEW off the handle!!! Right in front of us and other customers with little children!!!! This guy was cussing and screaming at his worker that gave us a wonderful tour this morning. Captain chaz gave us a great ride. A beautiful day and an even better day on the water informative and fun and knows how to hit all the right spots to see the manatees! This was our 3rd time on this charter because we enjoyed captain chaz last summer so much we wanted to come this summer as well. Captain Tim is a NASTY person with a foul mouth and no self control in front of customers and children!!! And it doesn’t surprise me that I we also noticed captain chaz was the only familiar face apart from Tim. The guy seems to go through workers. That had to be embarrassing for the couple captain chaz was helping as well as him! I WILL NOT be coming back to this charter and I hope his good captains find a better place to go!! He does not know how to treat his employees!!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Susie P wrote a review Jul 2021
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We had a wonderful private manatee tour around 4:30pm. The time was great because most people who rent boats or kayaks have turned in their rentals by then. We saw many manatees and the teenagers were as happy at the tour as Mom and Dad. The owner was very kind and put us on a waiting list and we were so happy when they called us about an opening. Book early so your secure tour. Well worth the money!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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