Boating on Crystal River

Tour This Lovely Area

Enjoy Kings Bay Florida Boating at Its Finest

At Plantation on Crystal River, you’ll find one of the best places to go boating in all of Central Florida. Whether you prefer to lazily drift along, cast up your sails, paddle from shore to shore, or roar around in your power boat, you’ll have over 25,000 acres of water to explore. Our waterfront location has been described as one of Florida's most beautiful boating locations, and you don't have to be an experienced captain or own your own boat to enjoy it. The Adventure Center Marina & Dive Shop rents pontoon boats, Jon boats, canoes, kayaks, and books chartered trips too. 

Bring Your Own Boat to Enjoy the Picturesque Waters

For those bringing their own boats, we not only have all the provisions you will need, but we also have our own boat ramp, trailer storage, and more than 1,600 feet of sea wall for tie-up just outside your water-view room. Once you arrive and cast off, you can begin to enjoy a wide range of native wildlife, including one of Florida's largest concentrations of manatees during the winter. 

Explore over 600 acres of water in Kings Bay, which is home to over 41 named springs such as the crown jewel of the Crystal River National Wildlife refuge, Three Sisters Springs. These springs have been featured in both National Geographic and the Discovery Channel's North America Series. The Bay is also home to the Florida West Indian manatee. Even in the summer there can be as many as 50 to 70 manatees in the bay, with winter time numbers being over 600 at times!

Great Rates on Crystal River Boat Rentals

We offer the most affordable Florida boat rental rates in the Crystal River area, by the hour or for half, full, or multiple days. Plus, we have the most convenient location to launch and explore our waterways. We also have value-driven packages that combine hotel accommodations, breakfast, and boat rental for weekdays or weekends. For customers wishing to get in the water with manatees, we do require everyone to wear wet-suits of at least 3mm thickness based on recommendations from USFW. You can bring your own or rent one of ours.

If you have questions or want to make reservations  please call direct to the Adventure Center at (352) 795-5797 or email

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