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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

310 Reviews

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

310 Reviews
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour
US$102.78 per adult
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge
US$74.16 per adult
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Swim with Manatees Adventure
US$63.60 per adult
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer
US$66.00 per adult
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure
US$89.04 per adult
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide
US$69.00 per adult
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Crystal River Manatee Swim or Boat Ride from Orlando
US$113.99 per adult
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Private Manatee Tour
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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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.
US$15.90 per adult
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Sharon L wrote a review Sep. 2020
Sarasota, Florida49 contributions
We went by several areas while boating and were glad to see most people were obeying the "idle, no wake signs" to protect the Manatees and other wildlife in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Marlene H wrote a review Aug. 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Magical. Unspoiled. Nature at its finest. Don't forget your camera. Be prepared to be amazed by this place. The beauty cannot be expressed in words.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ineta C wrote a review May 2020
Shrewsbury, New Jersey8 contributions
What a great place to spent more than an hour to explore animals and beautiful views. The whole park done so beautifully. highly recommend for any age range people to visit this awesome place. The park was open partially because of Covid19 , but we still did see a lot of animals. Thank you for great experience.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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M Richard M wrote a review Apr. 2020
Kathmandu, Nepal1,782 contributions414 helpful votes
Maybe being off season and COVID-19 the features were not all available. If you are a Northerner this place offers great views
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Hugh P wrote a review Mar. 2020
Brooklyn, New York14 contributions4 helpful votes
Manatees were the reason we went, lured by images of yes, crystal clear waters thronging with charmingly bewhiskered, shortsighted looking aquatic super sausages. The world’s largest congregations of wild manatees occurs in the river, around the springs and when the water warms slightly in the estuary or in the shallow coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our visit coincided with perfect days, warm sun and with that glorious alternative to the miseries of a New York Winter the departure of the manatees for the sea grass feast in the Gulf. We saw some at a distance having a mating brawl a few muzzles briefly breaking surface but that was about it. But far from it! Our river cruise with the parks service yielded close up views of dolphins not just sticking their beaks out but herding mullet by the reed beds and slapping the surface of the water with their tails. David Attenborough stuff! Like many wild species dolphins are not guaranteed but if you don’t see bald eagles, ospreys and a host of pelicans, cormorants and other waterfowl you are on the wrong river. Particularly intriguing were the many pre-Columbian structures - breakwaters, burial and ceremonial mounds, even a guard peninsula all constructed over centuries out of seashells! All clearly visible from the water. The town is friendly and touristy but not too touristy, the local crab and fishing industry is super sustainable, and the seafood a treat!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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