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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure

From US$477.00
Highlights
  • Manatee private snorkeling tour in Crystal River
  • See native manatees in a natural environment
  • Heated changing facility and towel service for a comfortable outing
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure
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Private Manatee Tour Midday!
There is nothing better than having the boat to yourself for a manatee snorkel tour! Swim alongside the gentle giants on our professionally guide snorkel tours. The price includes all equipment, full
From US$477.00
Private Manatee Tour Morning!
This is our first tour of the day, also one of the best times to see manatees!
From US$477.00
Overview
Swim with Crystal River manatees on a private snorkeling tour that’s designed to get you as close to the manatees as possible without disturbing them. Exploring Crystal River in a private boat means you can move more quietly than on group tours, creating ideal conditions where manatees can comfortably approach you in the water.
What to Expect
Make your way to Crystal River, where you’ll meet a guide and get suited up in the heated changing facilities. Cruise into manatee habitat in the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs, then slip into the water when manatees are sighted.

Coffee, hot chocolate, and dry towels are available on the boat, and the in-water guide will take videos and photos throughout the tour (available for purchase). In colder weather, especially the season from November 15th through March 31st, manatees are even more plentiful, and the boat is fully enclosed during the winter months.

Interaction with the manatees is limited to “passive observation” to ensure your manatee encounter doesn’t harm the fascinating, slow-moving creatures, and this tour concludes at the original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An amazing experience

We had a wonderful time with captain Bob and guide Steve. They are very knowledgeable, very professional with the manatees. We had a beautiful encounter first with a playful female manatee and afterwards with a playful baby manatee. The baby was hugging me and my...More

Thank jola1467
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly recommend!

My daughter and I signed up for a semi-private tour and ended up being the only two on the tour. Captain Ross and Lance were our fearless leaders. Within minutes of the tour, we were in the water observing a small mating herd. It was...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Great Experience

Technically we were on a semi-private adventure with a total of 6 guests. Our guides were Captain Thaisy and Jason. Both guides were friendly, calm, knowledgeable and provided us with everything we hoped! We saw several manatees! Jason was able to calm nerves our first...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Thanks to Lance for another amazing tour!

This is the second time we have done the private tour. On both occasions Capt. Lance has given an amazing experience finding manatees and exploring the springs. He did a wonderful job guiding and keeping my nephews safe with their first snorkeling experience. Capt Bob...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Great time with the Manatees!

My family and I just went on our private manatee tour with Misty and Memphis, our Captains. They were so knowledgable and helpful during our time with them and also lots of fun to get to know. They provided hot cocoa and coffee plus towels...More

Thank Vision1313
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