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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel with the gentle West Indian manatees in Kings Bay
  • Small group tour allows for face-to-face interaction with the manatees
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkels, towels, hot chocolate and hot showers available
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
US$90 per adult
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Morning Semi Private
Get out before the rest on our early morning semi private manatee snorkel tour! Tour times may vary on availability.
US$89.04 per adult
Midday Semi Private Tour
Join us on our midday semi private manatee snorkel tour, perfect for those who want to sleep in! Tour times may vary depending on availability.
US$89.04 per adult
Overview
Florida’s Crystal River, with its warm springs, is one of the best-known spots for viewing and snorkeling with manatees. On this small-group manatee adventure you swim with West Indian manatees on a boat tour that gets you up close and personal with these friendly mammals. All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included, as are warm drinks and dry towels for maximum comfort.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Plantation on Crystal River for a brief education session at the dive shop to go over the rules of swimming with manatees and learn the best ways to approach the animals in the water. From here, a US Coast Guard-certified captain will lead you out into Kings Bay.

Once manatees are spotted, your guide leads you into the water where you have the chance to swim and snorkel alongside the gentle giants. Your guide photographs the highlights of your swimming with manatees experience, and photos will be available for purchase after your tour.

Only six people per boat guarantees a more personalized experience and all snorkeling equipment is provided with the tour. Complimentary dry towels, boat coats, hot chocolate, and coffee keep you warm on the boat.

The tour ends at the departure point.
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1 - 5 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Early morning Manatee Family

My wife and I had read their warnings ahead of time that the mantatee population was going to be low when we went for our honeymoon in mid July. We followed their advice and booked a semi private tour at their earliest time slot to...More

Thank ConnorSummach
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best experiences EVER

My mom and I are still buzzing from our manatee tour with Captains Dustin and Memphis! We went on the 7:00 AM manatee tour this past Friday and it was truly an incredible experience. This has been my mom's #1 bucket list item for years...More

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wow, amazing swim with Captain Lance and Ross

Before going on the trip I wasent sure which company to book a manatee swim with but i am so glad i went with Plantation. I knew that going on June 23rd meant there was less manatees in the area but Captain Lance and Ross...More

Thank Ruby N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manatee Swim with Captains Dustin and Lance

Scheduled a small group manatee swim off season at a bad time of the year but captains Dustin and Lance were extremely knowledgeable of the area and habits of the manatee. They were friendly, informative, and helpful and made the entire trip a joy and...More

1  Thank drmwbarber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Outing

My kids and I had a wonderful visit. Our captains were experienced and knew where to look for the manatees on the river. They gave us specific instructions on how to be good stewards and not disturb the manatees. They were also very helpful with...More

Thank Jessica T
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
They take a series of photos and video images which you can purchase at the end of the trip. While I typically never buy these packages, we had so many close encounters that I couldn't resist. There is a gift shop so they... More
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