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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer provided by Explorida

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Overview
Swimming with manatees in Crystal River provides a peak experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Benefit from a half-day tour that provides everything you need, including boat transportation, snorkel gear, and wetsuit. Your guide shares detailed commentary about Florida’s ecosystem, and snaps underwater photos for your group. You’ll also have access to a climate-controlled building with indoor changing rooms before and after your tour.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    545 N Citrus Ave
    545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    The Explorida Adventure Center is the first Building on the left when turning west on to N. Citrus Avenue from Highway 19.
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    Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 3 hours
    Swim with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
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  • You'll end at
    545 N Citrus Ave
    545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
    The Explorida Adventure Center is the first Building on the left when turning west on to N. Citrus Avenue from Highway 19.
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Highlights
  • Visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge by boat
  • Includes use of wetsuit and snorkel gear
  • Instruction provided to safely observe the manatees and other aquatic life
  • Underwater photos of the tour available for purchase
Important Information
Departure Point
545 N Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Bottled water
  • In-Water Gude/Photographer
  • Safe USCG Certified Boats
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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Tammy C wrote a review Yesterday
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This place is top notch! The staff is outstanding and they are very knowledgeable in all things manatee! I had such an amazing time on my tour today. Thank you ALL so much! Look no further and book your tour with EXPLORIDA! Special thanks to Marissa and Captain Mark for making
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Date of experience: January 2021
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hbm911 wrote a review Yesterday
mitlon, de16 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great trip, Marissa and Capt. Mike just added to the trip experience. We were lucky that we were the only people on the trip as the temp was 34 degrees, but that did not detract for the trip. We had hot chocolate when we got back on board and they were kind enough to
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Selena wrote a review Jan. 20
Florida Keys, Florida1 contribution
Marissa and the driver were the most nicest people ever. I felt like I could be so open with them. I appreciate them for doing this for my family.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Ivy F wrote a review Jan. 20
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Our guides were excellent! The manatees were huge and it was SO COOL!! The hot chocolate afterwards was much appreciated, as the water is pretty chilly (we also went when the temperatures at night were dipping to 36-38, and took the 6:30 am time, so it was pretty much as cold as
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Paula M wrote a review Jan. 19
Aurora, Colorado1 contribution
Lindsey, our swim guide was knowledgeable, humorous, and just a fun person to take us on our adventure. It was AWESOME!!!The babies are super inquisitive and fearless. A must bucket list!
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By: Explorida
340djibrils
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Amazing explorida
Loved the experience it was awesome and it was awesome I don’t know what else to say it was amazing whooooooo
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AliceAtlanta
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A peak animal experience
Explorida provided excellent equipment and did everything possible to make our trip comfortable and safe. Captain M
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RAFact0r
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Amazing swimming with manatees
We booked a private tour to swim with the manatees. Our guide Lindsay and boat captain Mark couldn’t have been bet
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rpr-airstream
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Great family experience
Well prepared and professional staff - booked a private 3 hr tour for the five of us and had a great time and made
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graysonkamm
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A fantastic up-close eco-tour experience with young kids
We had hoped to catch a few glimpses of manatees, but instead got a ton of up-close experiences and a great time on
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keljbenjamin
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Tons of manatees!!
We saw tons of manatees! The staff were all super helpful and friendly! We would definitely book with them again.
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benjaminbG5791CD
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The best in town
I have taken several manatee tours in Crystal River and this was without question the best one yet. The tour guid
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I7764ADlaurah
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Recommend to anyone!!
Our family of seven from Idaho had the most amazing time with Captain Mark and our equally friendly and exuberant g
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pixi345
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Family Manatee Experience
Our extended family, including grandparents in their 70's, teenagers, and 8 year olds, all enjoyed the tour with Li
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heidibaur
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Great crew and experience
We had a great experience with Lindsay and Capt. Frizzle! We swam with several manatees up close (they approached u
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marymE4801XW
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Outstanding!!! Sunset w manatee
An unbelievable experience!!! The captain and crew are focused on the well being of the manatees and making sure e
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MPofficer88
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Great experience with the Manatees
Went out with Ashley and Captain Mark (aka Captain Wise, aka Marky Mark). They took us to some great spots. Ashley
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noral715
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Top notch
First off, the office is neat and clean and well organized and run. The boat was clean and also in top shape. T
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tattoodiane
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Awesome !!
The crew made it such an amazing experience. Made sure we got to swim with the manatees l, even though they were tr
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RoadTripper307
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Wonderful Experience - Great Guide and Boat Captain
We had a 3-hour private swim tour for two. Lindsay was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic. She's incredibly
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