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Crystal River Manatee Swim

From US$67.84
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
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12:15pm Departure
12:15pm 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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic Manatee Swim Experience

My fiance and I did the Crystal River Manatee Swim and had such a wonderful experience! We originally booked the Paddle Tour, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate - the water was too choppy to safely paddle board that morning. However, we were not...More

Thank missanne017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing birthday exploration

Captain Hunter and Kaitlin were absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend these two and this company! Such an inspiration to have two individuals who are the manatees biggest advocates through education, exploration, all while having a great time with these gentle giants! We saw about 6 manatees...More

1  Thank Chelsie W
Reviewed 1 week ago
MOVING

What a way to start Easter Sunday. We went out on the 8:15 tour my husband came back in tears saying this was a life time event the facility and staff are above par and we will be doing this again!!!!

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Swimming with manatees

We had a great time with Wade and Sheena! They were great guides and knew the area very well. We learned a lot and best of all, saw some manatees. There was a mom and baby and the baby was extremely playful and friendly! We...More

1  Thank George U
Reviewed 1 week ago
Swim with manatees

Hands down the best part of our trip was the manatee swim tour. We drove up from Clearwater - an hour and 45 minute drive. We were provided with wet suits that were dry and clean. We had JJ as our in-water guide. He was...More

1  Thank dvennos
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