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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USADeparture Point: Plantation on Crystal River Address: Plantation Adventure Center
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    Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Plantation Adventure Center
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USADeparture Point: Plantation on Crystal River Address: Plantation Adventure Center
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Guide photographs your experience, with photos available for purchase
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 leads 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 are 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Full 5mm wet-suits (for extra warmth), Mask & Snorkels
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, bottle water
  • Towel Service
  • US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide!
  • Boat Coats for cold mornings!
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
  • Swimsuits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wet-suits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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g63fjb wrote a review Yesterday
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We loved the Plantation Adventures Snorkel with the Manatees tour! Dustin and Steph were terrific guides spotting and identifying the manatees and other wildlife on the river. Dustin was very funny as well as informative. Steph was great at finding the sparsely populated
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Date of experience: February 2020
Cruiser577712 wrote a review Feb. 15
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Captain Mike and Dustin were amazing!! We had so much fun and will definitely book this tour again. This is our second time doing a manatee tour and this one was the best!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lesa N wrote a review Feb. 15
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My husband and I booked a semi private manatee tour for 6:30 am on Valentines Day . We had the pleasure of meeting Captain Ross and Captain Mike who led us on our adventure. The weather had been warm so there were not many manatees but these guys did a fabulous job of finding a
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Date of experience: February 2020
Christina B wrote a review Feb. 15
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Captains Todd and Mike took my family of three (son 11) on a semi private manatee snorkel on Valentine’s Day. Despite the low potential for sightings due to higher than usual water temps driving the manatee into the gulf, we got to see a couple right up close. On was a mother
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Date of experience: February 2020
jeremy a wrote a review Feb. 13
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Absolutely amazing are the only words to describe this trip. In my profession, self care is very important and swimming with the Manatees under the guidance of Captain Misty and Memphis was everything I required to lose myself in enjoyment and relaxation for a few hours.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Plantation Adventure Center
g63fjb
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Loved snorkeling with manatees
We loved the Plantation Adventures Snorkel with the Manatees tour! Dustin and Steph were terrific guides spotting
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Baybug2012
Macon, Georgia
637101
A nice day
Tour was nice. Guide made sure we all had close up experiences! There was way too many people. It felt almost
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Gabriella M
Coral Springs, Florida
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Fantastic Trip
My husband, 13 year old son and I when snorkeling with Dustin and Captain Memphis on Saturday morning. From the
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Astrid R
10
Great experience
The staff is really nice and friendly, they took us to three different spots to swim with the manatees... Awesome
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V8864PQdianeb
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We loved our experience!
This was fantastic. The crew was great, helpful and nice. They were great taking us to see the manatees. We had
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Cruiser577712
10
Beat manatee tour
Captain Mike and Dustin were amazing!! We had so much fun and will definitely book this tour again. This is our
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Lesa N
10
Amazing Experience!!! Highly recommend
My husband and I booked a semi private manatee tour for 6:30 am on Valentines Day . We had the pleasure of meeting
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Ruth Z
Santa Rosa, California
373165
Bad Behavior Around Manatees!
While I did not swim or snorkel with manatees with this group, I did observe two boatloads from Plantation
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Christina B
10
Three sisters, mama manatee
Captains Todd and Mike took my family of three (son 11) on a semi private manatee snorkel on Valentine’s Day.
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Heather A
Pine Hill, Alabama
62
Highly recommend this company!!
This was our second swim in two years. They did not disappoint this year! Even though the weather has been warm
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