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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Crystal River, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Use a snorkel to see manatees in their natural habitat
  • Indoor, climate-controlled changing rooms are provided
  • Visit an important wildlife refuge home to hundreds of manatees
  • Stay hydrated with provided bottled water
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Snorkel Gear
Bottled water
In-Water Gude/Photographer
Safe USCG Certified Boats

Departure Point

545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explorida

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Having aa manstee swim right beside me and then stNdi g on one was a thrill
, Oct 2020
Ashley was a great guide! The experience was wonderful. Seeing those Manatees is one experience I will never forget! My sisters and I had so much fun! Thank you Susan West
Best tour
, Oct 2020
Best manatee tour I’ve been on! From the moment you walk through the door you can feel the difference compared to other tour operations.
Highly recommended
, Sep 2020
Fantastic service!!! Justin and Misty were great! Very professional, clean and courteous. Highly recommend!
Swimming with the manatee
, Aug 2020
Highlight of our vacation. The captain and guide were very excellent. Everything was very clean. Would definitely recommend this tour
Great Family Adventure with Explorida!!
, Jul 2020
Our family of 9 had a great trip yesterday with Captain Todd and Misty was an amazing guide! We saw several manatees up close and personal including a moms and baby! We enjoyed swimming with the Tarpin and visiting the Three Sisters Springs! Kings Bay was a great adventure for our family! We appreciated everyone being so friendly and allowing us to have a great time!
Fantastic experience
, Jul 2020
Extremely friendly & welcoming operation. Captain Tommy & guide Ashley were wonderful! They are super knowledgeable and you can definitely tell they love what they do! We loved seeing the beautiful manatees and springs & can't wait to come back!
10/10 recommend
, Jun 2020
Extremely fun and the staff was so nice and welcoming! It was like I was hanging out with friends I had known for years!
A Wonderful Manatee Swim
, Feb 2020
The entire excursion was well organized from checking in to returning from the swim! Corey, our guide, was excellent! He shared many manatee facts with us and made sure we were doing appropriate things so as not to hurt the manatees and were respectful of them and the environment. We will be back to experience this again!
Perfect Excursion and Dozens of Manatees.
, Feb 2020
The excursion of a lifetime! I had great communication from tour operator Miss Kim. I was worried that the big dip in temp into the 30s made it a bad day to go. Not so. The cold weather encourages the manatees to come into the 72 degree warm spring. After a safety video and donning our wetsuits, we went by van to the pier. I was not prepared for the number and size of the manatees. There were dozens of them and they were much bigger than I imagined. We snorkeled among them with good supervision from our guides who also documented our trip with photos. In short it was AWESOME. I can't quit talking to our friends about the unique experience.

Product code: 120344P1

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