Manatee Tours

Crystal River

Manatees

Crystal River offers the best location to see and interact with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, also known as gentle giants. Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive observation" in the water between manatees and people in Kings Bay. This allows face-to-face interaction with manatees. We provide pre-tour education on passive observation and how to get the best experience during the tour, and we also offer a hotel package including accommodations and breakfast with your Florida manatee tour.

Snorkeling

Swimming with the manatees and exploring the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs is extremely popular, and we welcome both experienced divers as well as provide diving instruction. Manatee tour experiences are best done by snorkeling while wearing wet suits, making the interaction as silent as possible. This way the manatees are 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.

Learn More about Manatees

Before you book a manatee dive tour, we want you to learn all about these interesting creatures. We’ve compiled some facts about manatees for you to read.

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