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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

  • Swim and snorkel with the gentle West Indian manatees in Kings Bay
  • Small group tour allows for face-to-face interaction with the manatees
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkels, towels, hot chocolate and hot showers available
Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
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Morning Semi PrivateMost Popular
Get out before the rest on our early morning semi private manatee snorkel tour! Tour times may vary on availability.
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Midday Semi Private Tour
Join us on our midday semi private manatee snorkel tour, perfect for those who want to sleep in! Tour times may vary depending on availability.
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Florida’s Crystal River, with its warm springs, is one of the best-known spots for viewing and snorkeling with manatees. On this small-group manatee adventure you swim with West Indian manatees on a boat tour that gets you up close and personal with these friendly mammals. All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included, as are warm drinks and dry towels for maximum comfort.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Plantation on Crystal River for a brief education session at the dive shop to go over the rules of swimming with manatees and learn the best ways to approach the animals in the water. From here, a US Coast Guard-certified captain will lead you out into Kings Bay.

Once manatees are spotted, your guide leads you into the water where you have the chance to swim and snorkel alongside the gentle giants. Your guide photographs the highlights of your swimming with manatees experience, and photos will be available for purchase after your tour.

Only six people per boat guarantees a more personalized experience and all snorkeling equipment is provided with the tour. Complimentary dry towels, boat coats, hot chocolate, and coffee keep you warm on the boat.

The tour ends at the departure point.
Reviews (108)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great experience swimming with manatees

Captain Lance and Memphis were fantastic (manatastic, one might even say) guides for our manatee adventure swim tour. We took the 6:30am option which was great because there were a lot of manatees out and about. Captain Lance was really good at guiding us and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jambajen
Reviewed yesterday
Captain Lance and Captain Mark made it amazing

I highly recommend this outfit. The guides were great. I felt really safe and they took great care of us and took us to the best spots. Being with the manatees was an incredible experience and I'd love to do it again one day with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MisssJones
Reviewed 2 days ago
School field trip with my son.

AMAZING experience. We are from GA and come down for a school field trip. Captain Lance was great with our group. He was very comforting in the water and made sure that everyone that was on his boat got the best experience possible. Very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tdahill
Reviewed 3 days ago
5mm Wetsuits For The Win!

I went out 2 days on the water in King's Bay on a semi-private and a regular manatee swim tour with Misty and John as the in-water guides. There were both great! Not only were they very attentive to the group they were also very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tchef38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience in Crystal Rivver

You might be thinking, 47 degree air temps with water in the upper 60's, "you're crazy! But NO, really it was perfect and an amazing experience. Took the small group manatee dive with two pre-teen kids just before Christmas and had a great time and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MominMX
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23 October 2018|
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Response from S427PQgeorgec | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the tour took at least 3 hours on the water and most of the time we were in the water with manatee. We were there in August but still saw about a dozen manatee, some with their babies. We were told that about 800 manatee... More
17 September 2018|
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Response from CindyC3696 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Many folks had them. You can also purchase a thumb drive with photos that the water guide takes. I went that route and his pictures were very nice! Plus I was in some of them. Great fun!
Jodie M
5 April 2018|
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Response from J6519BXmichaelc | Reviewed this property |
They take a series of photos and video images which you can purchase at the end of the trip. While I typically never buy these packages, we had so many close encounters that I couldn't resist. There is a gift shop so they... More
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