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Small Group Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour

  • Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River
  • See a scenic natural habitat where manatees thrive
  • Use snorkeling gear to see manatees underwater
Small Group Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
From US$55.00
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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. You'll 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.
What to Expect
Upon arrival at the dive shop, guests will be fitted for wetsuits and asked to watch a brief video from US Fish and Wildlife outlining their encounter with the manatees. The captain and guide will then take the group to the boat and embark all passengers and give a short safety brief. Once underway, the guide will further explain how to interact with the manatees once in the water and fit the guests with their masks and snorkels. While transiting to the swim areas, the captain and guide will present information about the area wildlife and what guests can expect to see during your tour. They will also answer questions and take pictures along the way. Once the vessel sights manatees, the captain will anchor the vessel and the group and guide will proceed into the water for your encounter. The guide will stay with the group the entire time, ensuring that the guests get the most out of their experience, all while taking photos and videos of your adventure!
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1 - 5 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great service and fun experience for families with young kids

We knew going into this in August that it isn't really manatee season. We did the earliest tour to have the most likelihood of seeing any. Fortunately, we were among one of the first companies in the water and right away found a mama and...More

Thank Meghan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Up close and personal

Went with four grandchild aged 10 to 6 and two other adults. Almost instantly we found a mother and calf grazing, totally oblivious to the excitement they were creating. The water was a little cloudy due to the heavy rain they had experienced in the...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
What a fantastic trip!

We had such a great time with Captain Ron and Lauren. Even though it wasn't "the season," Captain Ron knew just where to go and we found a mama and her baby almost right away. Captain Ron is very knowledgeable about the area and Lauren...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Great personal interaction!

We had a fantastic time with Captain Ron and Lauren, our in-the-water guide. The Other people in the tour didn't show up so it ended up being a private tour! Within minutes we found a mother and baby manatee and we were able to swim...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
Highly Recommended!!!

My daughter and I went on the manatee swim tour today and had a blast! It’s not really manatee season but Captain Ron and Lauren (two awesome people!) managed to find a few and get us in the water with a very large girl. We...More

Thank Krystee09
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16 August 2018|
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Response from CapRon74 | Property representative |
Right now, we here in and around Crystal River are fortunate enough not to be experiencing any of the issues the wildlife are dealing with further south. Our resident population of manatees is remaining healthy as are our... More
28 June 2018|
Response from Jill S | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend and i went in April. Whether you have an encounter with the Manatee, depends upon the water temps in the Gulf of Mexico. If its a cool October, and an early fall, maybe they will be coming in, to lounge around... More
26 May 2018|
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Response from 851kristij | Reviewed this property |
I think we were in the water 2hours
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