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Swim with Manatee Adventure!

From US$63.60
Highlights
  • Crystal River is home to the largest endangered manatee population in winter
  • Manatees live in Kings Bay year round; more migrate to the area in winter
  • The in-water guide takes videos and photos that are available for purchase
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Swim with Manatee Adventure!
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Early Morning
This is our one of our first tours of the day and manatees are early risers!!!
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Mid Morning
This is our regular snorkel tour for those who like to sleep in a little!
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Overview
Come nose to nose with Florida manatees during this snorkeling tour in Crystal River. Get outfitted with a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel and receive an educational orientation before jumping in with the giant sea creatures. In addition, the in-water guide captures videos and photos, which are available for purchase. The area’s springs attract manatees looking for warmth when water temperatures drop, so winter is the best time to book.
What to Expect
First, get a brief education about interacting with manatees since the federal government allows for "passive observation" between manatees and people in Kings Bay, Then, get suited up with a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel in order to explore the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs. Although manatees inhabit the area’s water year round, more of them migrate to the warm springs during the winter months, starting in mid-November, when Florida water temperatures drop. In the winter, the tour boats are fully enclosed to protect passengers from the cold elements. Plus, coffee, hot chocolate, water, and dry towels are provided. As is the case with any animal- and water-related experiences, the amount of manatee interaction is dependent on weather, tides, time of the day, and the behavior of the other swimmers.

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Reviewed yesterday
close encounters with manatee

Steve was a good guide, finding manatee in summer (many fewer, just resident manatee) that were not already camped out by other outfits. Both our guide and captain were easy to talk with, relaxed and knowledgeable about manatee and the area. We'll be back again...More

Thank kboylecom
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great trip even in the rain

Dustin and Memphis were great. Super informative, really interactive. It was pouring and we still had a great time. The wet suits are very warm. The springs are beautiful and we are given ample time to explore on our own. The guides make sure we...More

Thank Jessie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great snorkel trip !

Dustin n Memphis were brilliant. Awesome experience to be recommended. Got real close to several manatees ! Will absolutely recommend to all at home. High 5 from Chris n Jens - Copenhagen DK

Thank jammagotux1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Last Minute Booking, Turned Out Perfect!

My boyfriend and I decided to book this excursion the night before and it was completely worth it! Lance was a fabulous captain and it was very obvious he wanted each passenger to have the best experience possible. I brought my GoPro and had an...More

Thank Mollie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bucket List Check

Dustin and Jason searched out manatees for the group, took us on a sweet snorkeling trip to see crystal clear springs, got us back on the boat and then they found a mom and baby feeding on the canal. Got back in the water and...More

Thank Mary M
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Because manatees are wild animals, it's not a guarantee, but they hang around the usual areas that the guides know. Captain Dustin did a great job of making sure we all got our pictures and videos with the amazing animals.
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