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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

  • Swim and snorkel with the gentle West Indian manatees in Kings Bay
  • Small group tour allows for face-to-face interaction with the manatees
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkels, towels, hot chocolate and hot showers available
Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
From US$89.04
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Morning Semi PrivateMost Popular
Get out before the rest on our early morning semi private manatee snorkel tour! Tour times may vary on availability.
From US$89.04
Midday Semi Private Tour
Join us on our midday semi private manatee snorkel tour, perfect for those who want to sleep in! Tour times may vary depending on availability.
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Florida’s Crystal River, with its warm springs, is one of the best-known spots for viewing and snorkeling with manatees. On this small-group manatee adventure you swim with West Indian manatees on a boat tour that gets you up close and personal with these friendly mammals. All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included, as are warm drinks and dry towels for maximum comfort.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Plantation on Crystal River for a brief education session at the dive shop to go over the rules of swimming with manatees and learn the best ways to approach the animals in the water. From here, a US Coast Guard-certified captain will lead you out into Kings Bay.

Once manatees are spotted, your guide leads you into the water where you have the chance to swim and snorkel alongside the gentle giants. Your guide photographs the highlights of your swimming with manatees experience, and photos will be available for purchase after your tour.

Only six people per boat guarantees a more personalized experience and all snorkeling equipment is provided with the tour. Complimentary dry towels, boat coats, hot chocolate, and coffee keep you warm on the boat.

The tour ends at the departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful Outing

My kids and I had a wonderful visit. Our captains were experienced and knew where to look for the manatees on the river. They gave us specific instructions on how to be good stewards and not disturb the manatees. They were also very helpful with...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great trip

Very good equipment 5mm wet suits Well explained. Superbly guided. Pleasant captains on the boat. No problems at all. Highly recommended

Thank Finlay100
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing trip! Staff, boats, facility were amazing!

We had Captain Misty Kelly and Diver Lance, they did everything they could to get us to see some amazing Manatee's and some beautiful springs. Lots of bottled water and warm towels for after the dives. Can't wait to bring my wife and son back...More

Thank Terry_Taylor
Reviewed 6 days ago

We sailed with Capt. Misty and Capt. Lance today on the early morning tour... and it was amazing! We found 3 large manatee and 2 babies. Capt. Lance was great about maneuvering everyone, even my 7 yr old, to see and touch (if possible). There...More

Thank jbueno4
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We came all the way from Australia to see the manatees. We want to say a big thank you to Captain Lance, Captain Bob and a special thank you to Captain Ed who took us on two semi private tours. It was absolutely amazing. This...More

Thank travel_lizard88
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
They take a series of photos and video images which you can purchase at the end of the trip. While I typically never buy these packages, we had so many close encounters that I couldn't resist. There is a gift shop so they... More
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