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Snorkeling

Swim with Manatee Adventure!

Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63,60
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Snorkeling

Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89,04
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Kings Bay Scenic Cruise

Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15,90
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Crystal River Manatee Swim

Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this boat tour. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased afterward, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67,84
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Swim With Manatees

Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. Our boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified, which means they are allowed to carry more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida! We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58,30
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Airboat Tours

Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

Take a 1-hour airboat ride through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this tour from Homosassa. You'll zoom through estuaries and backwaters, looking for dolphins as you go. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51,94
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

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1 Hour Spring Tour (covered luxury pontoon)

Our knowledgeable Captain will take you on your very own private sight seeing trip on our 24ft luxury covered pontoon through some of the most beautiful natural habitats anywhere. See birds of prey (Bald Eagle, Osprey, Hawks and many other species). Be on the lookout for Dolphins, Alligators and even the majestic Manatee. The multitudes of plants & animals are sure to make for some once in a lifetime photos.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25,00
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Crystal River Florida Manatee Swim Tour

Swim and snorkel with manatees in their natural habitat on this half-day adventure with local guides. The tour takes place in Kings Bay Animal Refuge, where these gentle giants live in a protected area. Guides share information about the manatees and you may also see other wildlife such as fish, osprey, turtles, and dolphins.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49,00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Snorkeling

Manatee Tour plus Snorkeling

You may want to snorkel with a herd of gentle manatee but don't know where to find them. Join this small-group guided tour to Crystal River's Kings Bay for a chance to learn about wild manatees and possibly snorkel in their midst. A USCG Master Captain and certified guide/photographer lead this voyage in a covered pontoon boat. Snorkel gear, a wetsuit, and instruction is provided. Even beginners are welcome to join the group.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55,00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94,00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Manatee Tour

Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$551,20
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Manatee Snorkel Tour - Semi Private

An experience of a lifetime awaits you on this exciting 3 hour snorkeling tour to Swim with Manatees in their natural habitat. Located just 1.5 hours from the attractions area of Orlando, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is the only place in the U.S. where you can experience the manatees up close and face to face. On this Semi-Private Manatee Snorkel Tour, you will enjoy the benefits of a small group. This tour is our most popular as it is limited to a maximum of only 6 participants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79,95
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Airboat Tours

Spectacular Scenic Safari Airboat Adventure from Homosassa

Zip through the canals and backwaters of Homosassa on this airboat ride. Hold on to your seat as you take in views of Battle Creek, Sam’s Bayou, Salt River, Shriver's Bay, and the Little Homosassa, before returning to the dock. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and maybe even a gator.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41,34
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Snorkeling

Private Swim with Manatee Adventure

Crystal River is home to one of the densest manatee populations in the country. With the trained eye of your guide, visit the best spotting locations to swim with the gentle giants of King’s Bay. The private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, as well as closer interaction with the manatees. For your comfort and convenience, wetsuits, hot drinks, and towel service are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$477,00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Snorkeling

Private Tour: Custom Snorkeling Tour with Manatee Swim

Manatees, dolphins, aquatic turtles, and more make the waters off the coast of Florida an ideal snorkeling location for nature lovers. This private tour keeps your experience special by limiting participants to just your group, a swim guide, and the boat captain. This private tour can be customized by the type of animals you would most like to see, and includes swimming near manatees at the Crystal River Refuge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$450,00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Homosassa Swim with the Manatees

Explore the calm waters of the Homosassa head springs and see native manatees during this half-day tour. Begin with an introductory session about passive interaction, a way to swim with the manatees without disturbing their natural behavior. Get out on the water and jump in to swim around these docile giants, endangered and living only in this part of Florida. Learn about their biology and behavior from your certified captain and walk away with purchased photographs of your experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67,84
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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VIP Private Sunset Cruise (Up to 6 guests)

Enjoy a relaxing float down the Crystal River on a 26-foot (8-meter) JC Tri-hull pontoon boat. Enjoy nature and spot wildlife as you cruise King's Bay with an experienced captain at the helm, and admire the colorful sunsets the area is known for. The tour includes up to six people.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$206,70
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy the beauty of Crystal River and the thrill of seeing our majestic wildlife on your own private, 4 hour tour. This longer tour allows our Captain to give you an extended journey around King's Bay where our in water guide will lead you in an encounter with our Florida Manatees. All equipment is included in the price, as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. As an added bonus, we will include a USB drive with all of the photos and videos from your trip!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$450,00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Airboat Tours

Our boat is the most overbuilt, safest, fastest boat on the water locally. We offer tours away from the tourist mainstream & allow you to choose what you would like to get most out of the tour. If you want to spend the hour searching for dolphins & watching them play, we can accommodate. If you want to skip that & spend the hour bird watching we can accommodate that too! Your wish can be granted on this tour! We don't want to give the same tour every time, we want YOU, our customers to make the best of your tour!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50,00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Scallop Snorkeling Tour Full Day

Join us for a fun filled scallop trip, Experienced U.S. Coast Guard will be your guide, enjoy a narrated boat ride from the dock to the gulf of mexico where the scallop beds are.Everyone should Join a scallop tour once in their life a definite Bucket list item just like our manatee swim tours. Watch in amazement as the live scallops self propel elegantly their self through the water, normally a scallop-er can also hear the shell close has they move through the water which is pretty neat as well. A scalloping tour is Easter Egg Hunting for Adults! Pluck your catch from the mostly shallow water 2-10 feet and place your scallop in your wrist bag once you have reached your scallop limit your crew will bring you back in you get to keep your catch!DisclaimerScallop Hunting make become addictive it may require return trips with SeaDaddys!Included; snorkel gear, scallop gear,water, ice for catchAdd; snorkel guide whom will be capture your adventures that day with video, prepared lunch
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  • 5 to 50 minutes
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US$140,00
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  • 5 to 50 minutes

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Boat Tours, Scalloping, Manatee Swim, Paddleboarding, River and Gulf

Guest-centric, flexible and fun way to boat on the Homosassa River and Gulf of Mexico. Time of tours designed to be most comfortable for our guests
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79,00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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