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Private Manatee Swim in Crystal River

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    Just 90-minutes from Orlando is Crystal River and where you'll start your private swim with the manatees. After checking in with your private captain, you'll board an enclosed pontoon boat which will offer you warmth and comfort after your swim. The pontoon has windows on each side, perfect for observation. You'll have use of a wetsuit and snorkel gear, so just bring your swimsuit and towels!
    Your captain (a local to the area) will bring you to areas that the manatees are known to be. Hiding among the sea grass of the river, these curious and gentle mammals can be found looking for food or even a new friend.
    Choose between an early or late morning departure, both options will leave you the afternoon to enjoy to the rest of your stay in Crystal River.
    Please note:this is a private tour. Pricing varies based on the number of passengers in your booking. There is a minimum of two (2) passengers per booking and a maximum of six (6) per tour.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We did the private tour for 3 hours on Crystal River with this company. Captain Broderick and Megan were fabulous. They really looked after us and wanted us to have the best experience. My 2 daughters aged 9 and 6 had a fabulous time as...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Claire W
    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    If I could tell you to do one thing in your life it would be to book this tour. Do you like animals? Do you hate captivity? Do you love seeing animals in the wild with fully experienced guides? HUN GET YOURSELF SIGNED RIGHT UP....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mandyb844
    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    We drove all the way from Canada as the one thing I wanted to do for my birthday was swim with a manatee! Unfortunately when we awoke to go to our tour it was storming extremely bad, I was so upset - but upon arriving...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Samanthapathways
    Reviewed April 19, 2019

    The staff were welcoming,helpful and informative. Our guide Mat helped me (grandma) throughout our manatee viewing. Without him I could not have managed. The masks were good, I would advise these rather than snorkels for first time users. Our Captain Brad was entertaining as well...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank jane a
    Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

    We had the time of our lives with Captain Broderick and JJ. They were funny and patient with our 13 year old and 4 year old boys! Well worth the money!

    Thank Benaid9405
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    June 7, 2018|
    Response from jimdancause | Reviewed this property |
    Manatee Fun tours is now owned and booked through Riverventures. Great tour!
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