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Premium Houseboat Manatee Swim in Crystal River

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  • Captain/guide to teach you about manatees and answer questions
  • Snacks and bottled water provided
Premium Houseboat Manatee Swim in Crystal River
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10:45am Manatee SwimMost Popular
10:45am, 4-Hour Manatee Swim on Semi-Private Houseboat in Crystal River
US$ 89.04
6:45am Manatee Swim
6:45am, 4-Hour Manatee Swim on Semi-Private Houseboat in Crystal River
US$ 89.04
Swim with Florida's native West Indian manatees on this half-day tour in Crystal River. Board an enclosed pontoon boat for the trip to the manatees' habitual feeding grounds, where you'll slip in to the water and observe them safely. This small-group tour has a maximum of six passengers, which ensures personalized attention from your captain and plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
This sleek vessel gives new meaning to the term ‘Bay Windows’! Whether it is just you or a few friends who would like to embark on the manatee snorkel experience there are many options…..this is one of our favorites! Highly recommended by staff is our one- of- a- kind houseboat. The large windows fill the cabin with light and provide nearly 360 degree line of sight plus a unique rooftop viewing platform for when the boat is anchored. What an incredible sight! Spacious and heated, ride in comfort no matter how chilly the winter winds blow! Sit on the couch overlooking the Refuge waters, sip on your hot cocoa and feel all your worries melt away!!

Just 90-minutes from Orlando is Crystal River, where you'll start your small group swim with the manatees at our tour center. After checking in help yourself to coffee and hot cocoa while you wait for your educational experience to begin. After a short introduction and video, we'll get you fitted for wet suits. We'll then shuttle you to your enclosed pontoon boat which will offer you warmth and comfort during your tour. Snorkel gear, and noodles will be waiting for you the boat. So just bring your swimsuit and towels!
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2018
A Once in a Lifetime Experience!

Just finished a tour with Captain Broderick and Heidi who were FFF - fun, flexible and fantastic. We were not water proficient and they were patient and kind in taking care of us to ensure a great experience for all - even husband who stayed...More

3  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile
Bucket List Must!

Captain John and Sheena were absolutely perfect. Their knowledge of the manatee, where to find them, and how to make the most of the experience could not be better. If you are privileged enough to be in the water with these gentle giants do yourself...More

1  Thank Rick T
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience for the family

We were with Captain Jon and Heidi as our guide and they were wonderful. We had never done anything like this before and they were patient, funny, and really helpful with our 3 children. We had plenty of time to enjoy exploring the manatees and...More

2  Thank AmyCarp5
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Heidi made the trip!

Heidi our guide was so great. She took lots of pictures of my family of five, she took over watching our five year old which gave me more time to enjoy and help my nervous 11 year old. Anyway I can't say anything but great...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Amazing experience

We were 2 couples on a trip with Phil and Sheena, the boat only takes 6 people so when we got into the water there was plenty of space for all to see these magnificent creatures. This is an extremely well run company who made...More

Thank Helen R
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