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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Relax amidst the beauty of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge when you book a languid sightseeing tour of Kings Bay. Make your own way to the departure point in Crystal River, find a seat on the shaded vessel, and set sail. As you go, your guide will point out the area’s scenic highlights. You’ll also have the special opportunity to spot manatees, dolphins, otters, and other native wildlife.
You'll start at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USAPlantation Adventure Center located on property at the Plantation on Crystal Rive
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    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The scenic cruise is our one-hour dry tour of beautiful Kings Bay. You will cruise through the beautiful bay looking for wildlife while the captain points out the highlights of the area. During the cruise there is always the chance of seeing manatees, but it can never be guaranteed. These are wild animals in their natural habitat that come and go as they desire. Our tour boats are fully covered to protect you from the sun and rain. Besides manatees there is always a chance of seeing dolphins, otters, turtles, a variety of birds and fish. Every tour is unique!
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You'll end at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USAPlantation Adventure Center located on property at the Plantation on Crystal Rive
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  • Enjoy a relaxing way to explore on this stress-free boat tour
  • Get up close and personal with Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, otters, and more
  • Discover the highlights of the region and soak up the tranquil pace
Important Information
Departure Point
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lewisnumberfive wrote a review 5 Jul
Stratham, New Hampshire5 contributions
Great way to see King Bay for the first time! Based on reading other reviews previous to booking, I expected a bit more narrative from the tour guide.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Oliver T wrote a review Jun 2020
Arcadia3 contributions
The crew is very accommodating. In the captain was funny and entertaining!!!! A lot of knowledge about wildlife and the area.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Jeff and Connie wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions
A delightful hour of beautiful sights on Kings Bay, Elvis fun facts, manatees, and an entertaining tour guide.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Dee Dee K. wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Our trip was amazing. We were on board with Dustin and Mike. They were great. Very knowledgeable about the are. We seen 4 manatees, 2 osprey and a turtle. Very beautiful scenery. Than you so much for this experience.
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Date of experience: June 2020
UFgator1994 wrote a review May 2020
Baker, Florida42 contributions18 helpful votes
Stopped in Crystal River for the night on a last minute trip to Boca Grande so booked the sunset cruise for the four of us on a whim. Only one other couple on the trip but Captain Mike took great care of us. Didn't mind the light load. We'd all been to Crystal River swimming
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Great Day Scalloping!
Today we took a Charter with Captain John. It was by far the highlight of our trip! We’re from out of town and ca
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1 hour boat tour
Very nice tour with helpful captain and assistant. Learned some of the local history from our captain and spotted
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Best day ever
My favorite part was getting up close to the manatee. I’d love to do this again especially in winter when more are
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Great time with the manatees!
My trip was an absolute delight! Courtney, our tour guide, was professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly! She
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Manatee mania!
From our Captain Memphis to our guide Courtney, this trip was not only a blast, but very educational and relaxing!
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Quintessential Florida Scalloping Fun!
Our adventure was an afternoon of scalloping in the Gulf. This was our third time scalloping, and our second time b
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Family menories
Captian John and first Mate Dylan where the best. Took two boys swimming for 3 hours finding scallop. Start the da
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Was an amazing experience that I would strongly recommend to everyone! The excitement of getting ready and rolli
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Adventure Center wasn’t anything less than AWESOME! We were able to view & swim with Manatees in their natural habi
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Dave N
Awesome manatee encounter with skilled guides!
We took friends (dad & his 11 year old daughter) to celebrate my birthday. This was recommended by my niece after s
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Highly Recommend
We went out with Captain John and Dylan and had a great time! Captain John had us at a great spot for scalloping an
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Kenneth W
Manatee & Scallop trip
We did the manatee tour on our first day and Captain Mike found manatees within minutes. Day two was with Captain D
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Elizabeth S
Captain Ross was the best!
Captain Ross made our experience with the manatees so amazing. Such a wonderful man and it is clear that he really
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Best Scalloping Trip!
Captains Jeff & Mark made our very first scalloping trip a memorable one. Super fun, safe, professional and friendl
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keo s
Great Manatee Adventure
Excellent tour and so glad the Manatee have a safe place to mate and live (if they want). Memphis was our captain a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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