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Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Crystal River, United States
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.
  • Swim alongside manatees on a snorkeling adventure
  • Tour takes place in Kings Bay where manatees live year-round
  • Includes wetsuit, snorkel, and mask
  • Photos and videos of the tour are available for purchase
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Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
Coffee and/or Tea, Hot chocolate, bottle water
Towel Service
US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Located on property at the Plantation on Crystal River

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wetsuits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Plantation Adventure Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Swim with Manatees Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swim with Manatees Adventure.

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  • "Fully inclusive trips whilst on boat with lovely hot chocolate, coffee water etc." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour if you are anywhere on the west coast." See review


923 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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, Oct 2021
This was such a great experience. It didn’t seem touristy, it was very educational about manatees and their disappearing habitat. These tours are important for protecting the animals and maintaining there underwater grasslands. It’s also so fun , they are such wonderful curious creatures that come right up to you, I had a baby manatee swim right up and look me in the eyes inches from my face.
, Oct 2021
Great customer service! The crew on the boat and behind the counter were top notch. We would go back
If you love manatees, this is a must do!
, Oct 2021
The most memorable part of the experience was seeing the manatees come up for air right in front of you!! They were right in front of your mask and you could see the grass still hanging out of their mouths and hear their little breaths. It was amazing!!
Manatee swim
, Oct 2021
Amazing experience. So glad the boat let us go because viator over booked. Take an underwater camera. The guide's broke, so we didn't get any photos. I'll remember this forever!
Incredible experience
, Oct 2021
We travel on river for a long time to find them finally they find a spot where they were a few so we can see them was amazing!!!
Breath taking manatee experience
, Sep 2021
Bring up close and personal with the manatee was breath taking. Our guide Cory was very calm and knew how to handle being in the water with them And how to help the ones who were nervous. This is a trip I’ll never forget.
Would repeat in a heartbeat
, Sep 2021
We saw 5-6 manatees, swimming, feeding, and coming to the surface to breathe. It was magical to watch these creatures in their Natural habitat. Jake was a fantastic guide in the water, working hard to ensure everyone got a good look. Visiting the three sisters springs at the end was icing on the cake.
A lifetime experience!
, Sep 2021
It was a lifetime experience. My friends and I had so much fun. We really appreciate our tour guide Jake helping us to see the manatees and taking nice photos.
Must do experience!
, Sep 2021
This was an amazing experience. Christian and Kyle made sure we saw manatee within the first ten minutes. We were in the water surrounded by them for about 40 minutes and they were so friendly! I was worried about a long boat ride but everything is really close. The hot chocolate, coffee and hot showers after were a bonus. The group went on to a spring which looked gorgeous. I can’t wait to go back and bring my family!
Absolutely amazing
, Aug 2021
The captains were awesome with our experience. They helped us get as close as we possibly could. My wife had an amazing day for her birthday.

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