Manatee Adventures Crystal River
Experience a one-of-a-kind guided excursion, swimming with manatees in their own natural environment. Enjoy a snorkeling adventure, perfect for everyone including first-time snorkelers, kids, and families.
SWIMMING WITH THE MANATEES
FLORIDA’S BEST MANATEE TOURS
Manatee- Adventure provides Florida’s best customized manatee tours. We are located in Crystal River, which has the largest concentration of manatees worldwide. About 600 manatees visit the Crystal River springs each winter. During your tour, you’ll swim and snorkel with the manatees and experience their beauty up close. Our tours are perfect for people of all ages. We provide you with your wetsuit, mask, and snorkel. It’ll be a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll never forget.
You’ll not only get a wonderful encounter with the manatees, but also you’ll receive unsurpassed service. Our captains are extremely knowledgeable of the Crystal River and will ensure you the best manatee tour possible. Our tours are conducted daily, year round, and our tours include snacks and beverages.
Manatees are one of the most incredible, and elusive, creatures found on Florida’s Nature Coast. The first thing you need to know about manatees is that they like to stay warm. They spend most of the year lounging and hunting for seagrass in the Gulf of Mexico and flock to our crystal clear springs to stay toasty during the winter months.
Florida’s springs remain a constant 72 degrees year-round. This may seem cool to us, but it’s just right for manatees. And nobody knows how to locate these amazing creatures better than our expert guides.
Trip Details & Pricing
Daily Morning and Afternoon Trips
3 Hour Swim with Manatees Tour
7AM, 10AM, 1PM & 4PM
Due to the time it takes to fit and don your wetsuits, we ask that you please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time to ensure that our tour will be the first into the springs.
(Reservations of at least 48 Hours in advance required).
$85.00 per Guest Swim with Manatees - Wetsuit, Snorkel, Mask and Fins Included
We provide all the equipment you will need for a swim tour that is 3 hours long. Wetsuit, Snorkel, Mask and Fins are Sterilized for your Protection. Book Now
$65 per Guest Dry Tour - We also provide a Dry tour which is $65.00 per person you stay on the boat without getting off into the water. You can enjoy looking at the manatees from the boat while still seeing everything the Bay and springs has to offer. Book Now
$450 Private Manatee Tour Swim/Dry - We also provide a Private Manatee Tour – This tour is 100% private – the vessel is limited to your party maximum of 6 guests. Your party can swim or stay dry in any combination. We ask that you provide everyone’s wetsuit size just in case a guest changes their mind. Wetsuit, Snorkel, Mask and Fins Included. Book Now
We provide all the equipment you will need for a swim tour that is 3 hours long. Wetsuit, Snorkel, Mask and Fins are Sterilized for your Protection.
We are located at
Pete's Pier Boat Slip 106
1 SW 1st Pl
Crystal River, Florida 34428
We Also Provide
We provide bottled water. We also have blankets on the boats when the weather is cold to help keep everyone warm in the colder months and hot chocolate for everyone on the boat
The cost for each person on the boat is $85.00 per person which covers all the equipment you will need for a swim tour that is up to 3 hours long. Wetsuit, Snorkel, Mask and Fins are Sterilized for your Protection. However, we currently recommend that you supply your own snorkel gear due to the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
What to bring on Manatee Tour
We recommend that you wear a bathing suit under your wetsuit and you bring your own towels to dry off after your swim.
We offer a TREASURE CHEST FIND FOR ALL KIDS ABOARD participating in swim with manatees and scalloping (our exclusive offer)
WE PLACE SMALL TREASURE CHESTS IN WATER DECORATED WITH BRIGHT COLORED RIBBONS FOR KIDS TO FIND. THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. KID TESTED KID APPROVED
We Convince Kids they have found PIRATE or Mermaid Treasure or a Gift from THE MANATEE KING HOWEVER, KIDS ARE NOT Easily fooled but we do are best to hold up the FANTASY.
Since your curious who or what is the manatee king?
The MANATEE KING is a mythical creature of our own invention. A 1000-year-old Manatee that leaves Treasure for special Adventurers to find. ONLY CAPTAIN AL AND HIS CREW KNOW WHERE THE MANATEE KING LEAVES HIS TREASURE CHESTS.
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Manatee Tour Cancellation Policy
We require seven (7) days notification prior to your scheduled date for all our tours. We make a commitment to you; we need the same commitment from you. We ask that you arrive and be on time (30 minutes before your scheduled departure time). This cancellation policy is to give us time to re-sell any seats left vacant and helps us keep our prices reasonable for you. If you must cancel your tour within that 7-day period, no refund will be given; however, we will give you a voucher for the tour value that will be good for 1 year after your ORIGINAL SCHEDULED TOUR DATE, so that you can reschedule
Cancellations Due to Weather for Manatee Tours
We do not cancel MANATEE TOURS due to rain or fog, neither will affect your swim or interaction. During the height of the Manatee Season (November – March), the air temperature can drop below freezing, this is not an issue for swimming due to our warm waters maintaining a constant 72 degrees year round, and the protective wetsuit that we provide. We do not cancel for temperature variations either. We do, however, cancel if lighting is reported within the area, or if sustained winds exceed 30 mph. All our tours are performed in a protected bay where weather remains very consistent.