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Crystal River Manatee Swim

Highlights
  • Chance to swim with the manatees under the direct supervision of a guide
  • Learn about their biology and behavior, plus efforts to protect them
  • Get expertly fitted for a wet suit, mask, and snorkel
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Crystal River Manatee Swim
From US$ 67.84
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9:15am DepartureMost Popular
9:15am departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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10:15am departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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7:15am departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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Overview

Get in the water with Florida's endangered manatees on this snorkeling tour to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, with several time options to suit your schedule. With your guide's careful supervision, you'll safely swim and snorkel around these slow-moving giants and learn about their biology and behavior, as well as the conservation efforts that protect them. Pack light, as your wet suit, snorkel gear, and mask are provided.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at the tour office, located in downtown Crystal River. Multiple times are available throughout the day; early morning tours offer the best times to swim with the manatees.

Watch a video about the manatees and get an introduction to the rules of swimming safely around these endangered animals. Get fitted with a mask and wet suit to ensure the best possible conditions for your wildlife adventure.

Slip into the water and float weightlessly near the large creatures, who are known to swim slowly and forage on the river's bottom for sea grass meals. While you swim, your guides will take photographs of you, both above and below the water, so you’ll have plenty of memories to share but can stay focused and in-the-moment.

Back at the office, you can opt to purchase a CD of your high-resolution images.
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Reviews (253)
1 - 5 of 172 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Swimming with Manatees

This was an amazing trip!!! We went out with JJ as our in water tour guide and photographer and it was awesome. We saw over a hundred animals and swam with a much in two locations. We can’t recommend them enough. Took great care of...More

Thank _paul_j_kilgore
Reviewed 4 days ago
Many amazing manatees with excellent crew!

We had the best swim today with great views of manatees. Our captain and dive master made the trip informative and fun. Water was great temperature but for the cold feet, they also heated the boat. Onboard comedy was free! Will do this again for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freemymermaid
Reviewed 5 days ago
Best Day Ever!!!!! Pure Love!!!!

My dream came true and the staff made it happen. Thank you so much to Crystal and John for making this experience amazing. They work so hard to make it wonderful and fulfilling for every person on the trip. Crystal sensed how important this was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberleeeckhart
Reviewed 5 days ago
Awesome! I'll never forget this experience

My sister and I went on the three hour snorkel experience and we loved it! We went in December which is when the manatees come to the springs for "warmer" waters. (It was still a bit chilly for us but you have a wetsuit and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarahbutcher15
Reviewed 6 days ago
Emotional and Amazing

What can I say I spent I while reading up on the different tour operators and captains river ventures are truly fantastic in every way the greeting we received when I walked in right to point of saying goodby we didn’t pre-book however they called...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Cynthia0128
15 December 2018|
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Response from _paul_j_kilgore | Reviewed this property |
I think that they have that option! Not sure what it costs more ghetto be the same as a swimmer. I would call them and ask very helpful and accommodating
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Erhwei Y
15 December 2018|
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Response from J8664PQmichaelt | Reviewed this property |
My self and family where in the water for three hours im sure can spend what ever time you want to in the water I paid for three hours I was in water for three hours they do four hours as well after that I’m not sure but ask... More
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