Seeing Manatees up close is so amazing!

Getting Ready for Your Experience

Before we begin your manatee swimming excursion, we offer pre-tour education on passive observation, so you have the best experience possible. You don’t need diving skill, as we provide instruction as well as snorkeling equipment and wet suits. This equipment is the best for exploring the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs, because the added silence inclines the manatees to approach. In additional to equipment, we provide full-service facilities for changing and viewing pictures and videos of your manatee experience. Don’t forget to ask us about our special manatee packages, which include accommodations and breakfast.

Close encounters with a gentle giant

By the hour, half a day, the full day, or even the entire week—we offer affordable boat rentals for any occasion. With a convenient location to launch into the Central Florida waterways and value-driven hotel packages including boat rentals, Plantation on Crystal has what you need for boating rentals.

What to Expecton Your Manatee Tour

The best times to snorkel with the manatees is early in the morning before Kings Bay becomes crowded. Also, the colder periods from November through December and the weekdays produce the best results. All you need to bring is your curiosity and imagination, because we offer all the equipment, including full 5mm wetsuits, masks, snorkels, and towel service.


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