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Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour provided by Crystal River Watersports

Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
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About
Your Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour provides a unique opportunity to view Florida's Nature Coast.  CRWS is a proud member of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide Program - promoting passive observation and responsible eco tourism. Your tour will take you past a state Archaeological Park, a State Nature Preserve and to a National Wildlife Refuge. You may view up to 57 varieties of birds, river otters, deer, pigs dolphins, a variety of fish and turtles besides the opportunity to swim in the area of the gentle giants manatees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 43175P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
150–180 minutes
Departure details
  • 3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA Guests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear bathing suits.
  • Bring Towels & Sunscreen.
  • Bring clothes to put on once done swimming that may get wet, but will keep you comfortable for the return boat ride.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA Guests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wear bathing suits.
  • Bring Towels & Sunscreen.
  • Bring clothes to put on once done swimming that may get wet, but will keep you comfortable for the return boat ride.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Apr 2021
A note from Deluxe Manatee Swim Tour
While we have always maintained a sanitary work environment, we have increased our cleaning efforts to comply with DAN recommendations fully. Divers Alert Network (DAN) – https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/news/dan-encourages-divers-and-dive-operators-to-properly-disinfect-dive-gear
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd
    3940 N Tallahassee Rd, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    Guests should drive to the Marina which is located one street directly BEHIND the Days Inn. (Not the Gift Shop which is located next to the Days Inn.) The Marina is a pink and yellow building with a gravel parking lot on Tallahassee Rd.
    See address & details
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    Crystal River Watersports
    Stop: 30 minutes
    The address is our marina/dive shop and here you will get ready for your boat tour and manatee swim.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kira L
1 contribution
A Memorable Trip with Great People
Aug 2021 • Couples
I cannot say enough good things about our trip with Crystal River Watersports. We chose this company because they have the Guardian Guide designation. We wanted to make sure the company we went with was respectful of the manatees, and we chose absolutely correctly. We saw multiple other "manatee swim" companies on the water with so many guests and it seemed like they would have a hard time making sure everyone was safe and being respectful to the manatees. We got incredibly lucky that we happened to be the only ones on our tour, due to it being the off-season I believe...but they only allow 6 people per tour max anyway. Our guide Dakota was so knowledgeable about the area and was so respectful of not only the manatees but all wildlife AND people. His love for the area was very obvious and amazing to see. He was also so kind and attentive to us, making sure we were comfortable and safe all along the way. He made sure to check on us multiple times while we were snorkeling and offered to help us stay afloat if needed. He was also super funny and had us laughing the entire trip. Our Captain, Mary was also incredible. Her respect and love for the area and the manatees was also very apparent and she was very determined to find us manatees to swim with. We did have a bit of a hard time locating manatees, but Dakota and Mary made sure we enjoyed the trip anyway, explaining all the cool spots all around the bay area. They were both amazingly respectful of the other swim companies as well, making sure to wait for another company to clear out before taking us to see the manatee we ended up swimming with. Overall, it was a trip we will remember for the rest of our lives. We will absolutely reccommend Crystal River Watersports to others, and if we find ourselves nearby we will be visiting them again for sure!
Written 27 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gina F
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Epic Experience - Our Manatee Friends
Jul 2021 • Family
Went out today with Captain Kristie and Dakota. We saw an alligator, sea turtle, lots of fish and birds, and of course manatees! From the start of the ride out, Kristie and Dakota were amazing with stories- some historical, some true, and a few fun tall tales. I had no idea we would get so close to those beautiful gentle giants. My children (9 and 10) plan on returning every time we visit Florida!

Such an amazing experience- we would completely recommend to anyone young and old!
Written 20 July 2021
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TomKatAlx S
1 contribution
Great experience with this company
Jul 2021 • Family
Went on the morning manatee tour July 5th with John and Mike. Even though it wasn't the season they found a place for us to observe and swim with manatees. They were exceptional in all areas and made this an unforgettable experience. Well worth the drive from Orlando during our vacation and the price was reasonable. Highly recommend this company.
Written 6 July 2021
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gabbybaudoin
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
Amazing manatee tour
Wendy and Vince were the best guides! They made sure we knew how to safely observe the manatees without disturbing them. Wendy took a lot of great pictures which we bought afterwards. I will bring more of my friends back here for sure!
Written 30 June 2021
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becka b
2 contributions
Amazing manatee encounter
Jun 2021 • Family
The trip was amazing and our captain Jim and co captain Dakota was awesome. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Written 26 June 2021
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AKJ
1 contribution
Fun, relaxing, safe, comfortable, beautiful, convenient
Jun 2021
Captain Jim and Dakota were great hosts. They were very knowledgable about the area and the wildlife. They provided us a great, up close experience while also being caring and respectful of the manatees and their wellbeing. The manatees touched at least two people in our group, so we were really right there next to them.
Dakota also took pictures of the outing! They put them on a little manatee USB drive that we got to take home with us; it also included some of the "best of" photos from past trips. The cheesy jokes and buddy-humor between Jim and Dakota also made for a lighthearted and enjoyable time. Relaxing, fun, safe, comfortable, beautiful.
Have already recommended these guys to family members who want to come for a visit. Thanks guys!
Written 24 June 2021
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Stephen M
2 contributions
Captain Jim & Dakota, Great Team
Jun 2021 • Family
Myself, my wife, and two teenage boys took this excursion to swim with the manatees. We only swam with one, a juvenile, but we were off away from all the other traffic on the river. It made for a great experience. Dakota is very helpful, knowledgeable and personable, making him an excellent tour guide. He also snapped some great photos during the excursion, making for a wonderful souvenir. Captain Jim is also fun to be around and did an excellent job getting us to the manatee and back through the busy river. The equipment we used was in great shape. I highly recommend the full face masks. I've snorkled before with the standard mask and snorkel, but I think the full mask provides a better experience.
Written 23 June 2021
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Daniel D
7 contributions
Life changing experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
Attended a manatee swim and it exceeded my expectations. The company made everything so simple and easy. Captain Kristie and our guide Wendy were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure that we had an incredible experience. Can't recommend them enough!
Written 22 June 2021
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Melisa L
1 contribution
MUST DO!
Jun 2021
What an experience! My husband and I highly recommend this excursion! Vince and Wendy were great Tour guide as was Mike the office staff. Swimming with the Manatee was extremely fun. We are beside ourselves. If you're vacationing in Crystal River or just passing through, stop in at Crystal River Watersports Manatee Tours and take a dip for an experience of a life time.
Written 6 June 2021
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danjane01
1 contribution
Manatee Tour
Jun 2021 • Family
Had the best time with Dakota and John. Thanks also to Mike and the other gentlemen in the shop. They took the time to help us and took great pics of our tour and gave us the best experience. Highly recommended.
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Swimming with the manatees
Amazing. Jim and Heather were the best. Very knowledgeable and easy going, keeping our safety as a priority.
jays103
jays103
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Dakota is the best.
Dakota was so good to us. He found a lot of scallops for us and was helpful in cleaning them. I am not that good
JJD99
JJD99
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Memory maker
The Manatee and Rainbow River tour was awesome. The entire team was welcoming and helpful. Heather and Captain John
allycamp
allycamp
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A great time diving with Crystal River Watersports!
I had a great time with Crystal River Watersports. I went on a Sunday as a solo snorkeler/diver. They helped me set
sammjoe92
sammjoe92
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Manatee tour
We had a fantastic experience with kristie and Wendy on our tour! They were funny and had lots of information to sh
BrassSlayer
BrassSlayer
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Take this memorable Tour
Wow is the first thing that comes to mind. And then we go on the most amazing swim!! There was a hiccup with our or
Socal45
Socal45
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Great late season swim with the manatees!
We came at the tail end of the season (and it was hot!) so didn’t get the big crowds of manatees, but we had a fant
sara113nicole
sara113nicole
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Great experience!
Had an amazing river cruise! Got to see and experience beautiful scenery and wildlife. John was a knowledgeable and
Katgullings
Katgullings
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Awesome!
Our guides were Dakota and Vince. They were amazing and so was the whole experience!! 100% worth it!
davegeiz97
davegeiz97
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Amazing tour!
We went on a manatee tour with Captain Robert and Tour Guide Mike. Both were amazing. Extremely informative and nic
547jamir
547jamir
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Manatee memories
Vince & Adrienne were a fantastic crew! They were very patient with our 3, 6, & 9 year old kids. Both were inform
50cassiej
50cassiej
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Good day
We had a good tour of the springs. This is a really beautiful area with wildlife and clear water. We saw manatee f
sophj2021
sophj2021
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LOVE!
Wendy was an AMAZING tour guide!She was comical, informative and had our backs the whole time. 10/10
MarkandLenore
MarkandLenore
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The BEST
Vince and Yvette were terrific! The VIP was great you don't have crowds of people on the boat and much more intima
Chelsea_and_Husband
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Manatees and clear water
My husband and I visited Crystal river just to see the manatees and we weren't disappointed. We saw a mom and baby
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