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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River provided by Plantation Adventure Center

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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Relax amidst the beauty of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge when you book a languid sightseeing tour of Kings Bay. Make your own way to the departure point in Crystal River, find a seat on the shaded vessel, and set sail. As you go, your guide will point out the area’s scenic highlights. You’ll also have the special opportunity to spot manatees, dolphins, otters, and other native wildlife.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    9301 W Fort Island Trail
    9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
    Plantation Adventure Center located on property at the Plantation on Crystal Rive
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    Plantation Adventure Center
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The scenic cruise is our one-hour dry tour of beautiful Kings Bay. You will cruise through the beautiful bay looking for wildlife while the captain points out the highlights of the area. During the cruise there is always the chance of seeing manatees, but it can never be guaranteed. These are wild animals in their natural habitat that come and go as they desire. Our tour boats are fully covered to protect you from the sun and rain. Besides manatees there is always a chance of seeing dolphins, otters, turtles, a variety of birds and fish. Every tour is unique!
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  • You'll end at
    9301 W Fort Island Trail
    9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
    Plantation Adventure Center located on property at the Plantation on Crystal Rive
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing way to explore on this stress-free boat tour
  • Get up close and personal with Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, otters, and more
  • Discover the highlights of the region and soak up the tranquil pace
Important Information
Departure Point
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carly M wrote a review Feb. 2021
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It was a midday on the water and everyone wore masks. We saw some manatees, some alligators, many birds native to florida. Best part of the cruise was seeing a whole flock of pelicans waiting on the dock for the fishermen to return from their day and feed them as they clean
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Mary B wrote a review Feb. 2021
Owensboro, Kentucky34 contributions34 helpful votes
Enjoyed the pontoon ride around the Bay. Guides were personable and entertaining. Saw some Manatees and other wildlife. Was impressed with how many people were out in the Bay kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Crystal River seems like a wonderful, active small town. Would recommend
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Nicole S wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Very enjoyable experience touring Kings Bay! Crew was very knowledgeable and personable. We were looking for a tour where we could see wildlife, hoping for manatees, but we were not interested in getting in the water. This was perfect! Lots of birds, saw a number of Tarpon
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Date of experience: February 2021
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John E wrote a review Feb. 2021
Crystal River, Florida1 contribution
For the price, it was well worth it. Goos crew. Weather wasn't great for viewing today, but will be back another time.
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Shawna A wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Great tour guides cracking jokes with lots of information on the way, loved it. Seen about 6 manatees.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Amazing experience
We went on a semi private manatee swim with Dan and Laura. It was an amazing experience! We saw a lot of manatees
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CCObanion
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Swimming with the manatees
Had an amazing time with our captain John and our guide Dan. They got us right on the manatees. Dan made sure eve
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DKat1221
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Highly Rated Manatee Tour
We had a great group of 8 on our early morning tour. Even though it was a cold morning (46F), it turned out to be
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iSlip111
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Awesome Swim with Manatee
This was one of the most memorable trips of my life! We were able to interact with many of these awesome creatures
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LarryandLinda
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Cheers to Captain Ed and Lindsay!
What a great experience! Took the 6:45 am tour. Four couples on pontoon boat. Because the water and the weather was
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adventureawaitsforme
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Another bucket list item checked off!
Great time with Courtney and Captain Mike. It was my adult daughter and I. Even better there were only four of us
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Retiredandatease
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Made sure we got to see the Manatees in a fun manner
Great time with Captain John and Ed. They were very entertaining and knowledgeable about the whole area, ecology a
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454terig
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Relaxing, educational, great overall experience
Amazing experience!! Capt Mark and John were full of knowledge about the area, and of course manatees. They are an
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kristenk451
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Pretend there are no other manatee tour companies. Choose this one!
Whenever my partner and I travel, we make sure to book two of the same tours through different companies to compare
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TDryf
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Unforgettable experience!
Laura and Captain Todd chartered the BEST semi-private 6:30am tour! Although most manatees have already migrated
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danmal1981
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Excellent time!
This trip exceeded our expectations. We were told we would not see manatees because the water was warm. But, there
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brookiea755
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Dream Come True!
Since I was a small child, swimming with the manatees has been a goal. I can finally check this one off the list. C
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MichiganBoots
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Excellent!
This was a bucket list adventure for my wife. So of course I agreed to go with her. The crew we had were both outst
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Burg74
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A MUST DO!
This was the best experience ever! Everyone should do this once in their life! John was excellent! I was afraid to
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Emily W
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Wonderful trip!
This was a great trip! Laura, our guide, was incredible with my hesitant 6 and 9 year old daughters! She did her be
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