Crystal River Manatee Tours
Crystal River offers one of best locations to see and interact with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, also known as gentle giants.
Swim with the Manatees of Crystal River
Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive observation" in the water, between manatees and people in Kings Bay and surrounding area. This allows face-to-face interaction with manatees, providing the manatee approaches you. We provide pre-tour education on passive observation and how to get the best experience during your in water manatee tour, also available as a hotel package including accommodations and breakfast with your Florida manatee tour.
Swim with the manatees as well as exploring all of the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs is extremely popular, and we welcome both experienced divers as well as provide diving instruction.
Snorkel with the Manatees of Crystal River
Manatee tour experiences are best done by snorkeling while wearing wet suits, making the interaction as silent as possible, and the manatees more inclined to approach and get close. We maintain new suits and snorkel gear, all included in our manatee tours, as well as full-service facilities for changing, videos and pictures of your manatee experience, and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity, where you can swim alongside these gentle giants as they play, eat, and socialize with one another. There is no better place to have a Florida manatee experience than with the Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center.