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
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.
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.