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Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

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Take a 1-hour airboat ride through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this tour from Homosassa. You'll zoom through estuaries and backwaters, looking for dolphins as you go. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.84
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$67.84
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.90
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$15.90
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, and get an up-close, underwater view of the unique marine mammals. Since each boat is limited to six passengers, you’ll enjoy personalized assistance as you snorkel through clear water where manatees eat and swim. A provided wetsuit helps ensure you’re comfortable throughout the experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

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Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.78
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$102.78
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Spectacular Scenic Safari Airboat Adventure from Homosassa

Spectacular Scenic Safari Airboat Adventure from Homosassa

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Zip through the canals and backwaters of Homosassa on this airboat ride. Hold on to your seat as you take in views of Battle Creek, Sam’s Bayou, Salt River, Shriver's Bay, and the Little Homosassa, before returning to the dock. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and maybe even a gator.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.94
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$51.94
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

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One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.04
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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour

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Focus on Florida's flora and fauna during this half-day tour in Crystal River. Sail past a national wildlife refuge, a state nature preserve, and an archaeological park on route to snorkel with native manatees. This boat tour is easy with all transportation provided and gives you a full picture of the natural elements that make this area of the country unique. All instruction and safety information for the swim with the manatees is provided by your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.50
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$73.50

Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$602.64
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Small-Group Swim with Manatees Adventure

Small-Group Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.60
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour with a Professional Guide

Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour with a Professional Guide

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

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This is a great way to see the sights and everything going on below you in the water from the BEST perspective. Our water bikes are human-powered and is the best eco-friendly way to get around the area to see everything Crystal River has to offer. You can see manatees swim directly underneath your bike, which is an incredible view to experience. The water bikes easily hold up to 300 pounds and have adjustable seats for all different heights of riders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

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Crystal River is home to one of the densest manatee populations in the country. With the trained eye of your guide, visit the best spotting locations to swim with the gentle giants of King’s Bay. The private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, as well as closer interaction with the manatees. For your comfort and convenience, wetsuits, hot drinks, and towel service are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$477.00
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Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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Want to swim with the manatees but looking for a more private experience? Book a private tour for just your group to have the boat all to yourself. On this tour, you can bring up to 10 guests for the same price. Call for larger groups. We are committed to transparency, so all gear is included and there are no additional charges for anything!! Our boats are US Coast Guard Certified meaning they can safely accommodate more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont fall for the "small tours" of "only 6" and get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida!! Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$537.07
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Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

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Explore the calm waters of the Homosassa head springs and see native manatees during this half-day tour. Begin with an introductory session about passive interaction, a way to swim with the manatees without disturbing their natural behavior. Get out on the water and jump in to swim around these docile giants, endangered and living only in this part of Florida. Learn about their biology and behavior from your certified captain and walk away with purchased photographs of your experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.74
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$83.74
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Sunset / Dolphin Boat Ride

Sunset / Dolphin Boat Ride

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This is a Seasonal Tour. Departure time varies due to the time of sunset. The diversity of the Homosassa River is absolutely amazing and very scenic! You never know what you might end up seeing on every tour!!! See the real Florida away from the crowd! For more info please contact us We can offer you better booking options and times. Thanks
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River

Full Day Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River

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We have the best rental equipment in town. We have new Crescent kayaks to keep you safe on your journey. They are very stable and can hold up to 300 pounds. Our customers love our equipment and our customer service. Book with us and feel the difference.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Private Boat Tours, Scalloping, Manatee Swim, River and Gulf Tours

Private Boat Tours, Scalloping, Manatee Swim, River and Gulf Tours

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Guest-centric, flexible and fun way to boat on the Homosassa River and Gulf of Mexico. Time of tours designed to be most comfortable for our guests
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
Price varies by group size
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$175.00
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Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River

Clear Kayak Tour of Crystal River

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We offer guided tours and get an amazing chance to see them right under your kayak in our 100% CLEAR kayaks!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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VIP Manatee Swim Tour

VIP Manatee Swim Tour

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Enjoy upgrades to a standard swim-with-manatees tour with this VIP upgrade option. In addition to the memorable experience of swimming in the manatees natural habitat in Crystal River, you'll benefit from a slew of special features. Wetsuits keep you warmer with the addition of lycra socks and knit caps, and you'll rest in comfort with a full-length fleece boat coat for the ride there and back. End your adventure with fresh-baked goods, hot chocolate, and the ability to take home photos of your experience on a digital drive.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.48
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$108.48

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy the beauty of Crystal River and the thrill of seeing our majestic wildlife on your own private, 4 hour tour. This longer tour allows our Captain to give you an extended journey around King's Bay where our in water guide will lead you in an encounter with our Florida Manatees. All equipment is included in the price, as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. As an added bonus, we will include a USB drive with all of the photos and videos from your trip!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Very few places compare to the immense fishing experience provided by the tributaries of Crystal Bay and Crystal River State Park. Fishing is always a short distant and boat ride to great areas in the Bay. Enjoy fishing one of the most persistent and underused unique ecosystem found in Florida. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such a diversity of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper and Snapper depending on the season.  Even on windy days there are plenty of places to fish, in the Bay you can fish one of the many preserves or tributaries of backcountry waterway, making this an experience, not just another fishing trip. Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$406.87
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$406.87
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Deck Boat Rental on Homosassa River

Deck Boat Rental on Homosassa River

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Experienced boaters: this 19-foot Starcraft deck boat is just the toy you need for cruising the waters of the Homosassa River. Boasting a four-stroke, 115-horsepower Yamaha engine, this vessel has plenty of “get up and go.” Bench seating, a Bimini top, hydraulic steering, and abundant storage make this an ideal boat for a day of fishing or cruising with your loved ones.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.82
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$202.82
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Manatee Kayak Observation Tour

Manatee Kayak Observation Tour

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This is the best way to see and learn about our amazing manatees!!! We observe them at a safe distance without interfering with their natural behavior.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

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Spend a day exploring Florida’s Nature Coast on this tour that combines two adventures in one. First, observe manatees in their natural habitat. After a break for lunch, suit up to snorkel or scuba dive in Rainbow River. Along the way, look for many species of wildlife including otters, birds, turtles, alligator gar, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.60
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