• Location: Crystal River, Florida
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 67.84 View price calendar

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this guided, 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 afterward, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.


  • See Florida wildlife in their natural environment
  • Take a cruise along the Crystal River, home of the manatee
  • Swim and snorkel with gentle manatees in their natural environment
  • Fun for the entire family

What You Can Expect

Crystal River Manatee Swim

Crystal River Manatee Swim

Customer Reviews

Ashley A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic trip! We took the first trip of the day, it was still dark when we left, but we were the first boat out in the springs area. We had a wonderful time snorkeling with the Manatees! We saw about 8 of them, as well as many interesting fish, in the crystal clear springs. The guide took lots of photos, so we didn't worry about a camera. This was a very fun trip and a unique experience! You don't want to miss it!

Luis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was an amazing experience my partner and I really enjoyed. We had the opportunity to see the manatees very close and spent enough time with these exotic and friendly animals. The guides were really good too. The water is very clear as the name Clear Water says... I would say the whole experience was fantastic and we are happy because of this.

dean k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

great trip, boat captain and guide were both first class


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a well done, fun tour! If you're in the area, add this to the list.

Wesley J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a great experience! We saw a lot of Manatees and we were lucky enough to have them interact with us! We even got to see baby Manatees! The guide Crystal was amazing and told us about the manatees as well as took several photos of our group with the manatees. The captain John was very helpful as well and shared his knowledge of the animals and area too. We enjoyed hot cocoa on the boat and had a great trip. Well worth going and the barring the cold weather!

Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is a well organized outfit. They have everything on hand that you will need including complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. They prepare you well for what you will be doing and the guides keep track of their people. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The manatees? Yes! They were there and we were taught how to get very close without disturbing them. Great tour!

Scott C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a lot of fun and these guys are very well organized

marybeth a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a spectacular trip done very professionally. What a wonderful experience!

geertruida r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was well organized, staff was very friendly, pleasant, informative. Good equipment, well maintained and clean. Staff worked hard to find us some manatees not too many of them around in the summer, and we had ample time to enjoy observing them. I plan to come back in the winter and use this same company to do this tour again.

kathy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This experience is amazing! It should be on everyone's bucket list. There were 8 of us from age 9-56 and was enjoyed be all. My son said this was the best part of the whole vacation even better than 'Harry Potter' at the theme park! Captain John and Hunter our guide was amazing!!!

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