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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

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

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

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

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$51,00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Eco Tours

Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60,00
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  • 3 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

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

Nature & Wildlife

Private Scallop Picking Party

Discover the fun of scallop picking on this 4.5-hour private tour for up to 10 people in Homosassa with a U.S. Coast Guard–certified captain. Just off the Homosassa River, you'll find some of the richest scallop grounds in Florida where you'll search for scallops with provided snorkeling gear.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$736,70
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Very few places compare to the immense fishing experience provided by the tributaries of Crystal Bay and Crystal River State Park. Fishing is always a short distant and boat ride to great areas in the Bay. Enjoy fishing one of the most persistent and underused unique ecosystem found in Florida. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such a diversity of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper and Snapper depending on the season.  Even on windy days there are plenty of places to fish, in the Bay you can fish one of the many preserves or tributaries of backcountry waterway, making this an experience, not just another fishing trip.Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$359,00
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Private Scallop Quest - 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

Set out on a search for scallops during this private half-day tour from Homosassa. Citrus County is abundant with scallops and a great place to spend a day out on the water with friends and family. Harvest up to two gallons per person or ten per vessel and head back to shore to prepare these delicious morsels into a tasty meal.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$318,00
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Fresh n Salty Tour

Go snorkeling on Florida's Nature Coast on a half-day boat tour from Crystal River. Pass by archaeological sites, and go into a state nature preserve, a National Wildlife Refuge, and the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel with manatees, and look for bat fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and more. Your small-group tour is limited to six people, and includes use of snorkeling equipment, and boat transport.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103,70
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

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Private Scalloping Trip for up to 6 guests

Ready for an underwater adventure? Join us for a 4-hour trip that will have you exploring the seagrass for these luminescent creatures. 2019 Scallop season is July 1st thru September 24th. Seagrass beds are very productive ecosystems that support an abundance of sea life, and you may see starfish, coral, seahorses, turtles, fish of all kinds We provide snorkeling gear, fins, mesh bags, and fishing licenses. We’ll also have ice, water and snacks aboard.Plan to bring a bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and any adult beverages or extra snacks. You’ll also want to bring a small cooler to take home your catch.
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  • 4 hours
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US$495,00
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  • 4 hours

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

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

Cultural Tours

The New Perspective Manatee Tour, See The Manatee - Crystal River Segway Tours

Explore Crystal River via Segway with a certified guide. After a short training session, hop on your personal craft and hit the streets. Glide through the historic part of town, past parks and waterways, and through quaint neighborhoods. Keep your eyes peeled for manatees—although not guaranteed, during season a spotting is highly likely.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$52,00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Other Water Sports

Private Scalloping Charter

Catch your dinner on this private scalloping charter. Snorkel grass flats in the Gulf of Mexico as you search for these delectable mollusks. No experience is necessary—your guide will show you exactly what to look for, and even give you a shucking lesson if you are new to scallop hunting. You can also pay a dock hand to do the dirty work and take your haul to a local restaurant for preparation.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110,25
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

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1 Hour Backcountry Fishing on Mako Pro-Skiff 21

Our Captain will take you Fishing for Large Mouth Bass, Snook, Sheepshead, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon and many other species all in the calm backwaters of Homosassa River & Springs (pending weather & conditions)
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100,00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Fishing Charters & Tours

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Crystal River Fishing Charter

Looking for the best fishing charter in town? Hop on board with High Octane Fishing and have a blast fishing the Crystal River area.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$360,00
US$450,00
US$90,00 savings
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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