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Manatee Tour plus Snorkeling

  • Guided tour to Kings Bay on Crystal River for a chance to snorkel with manatees
  • Pontoon boat is stocked with life jackets and swim noodles
  • Wetsuits, snorkel gear, and instruction is included
Manatee Tour plus Snorkeling
From US$55.00
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Manatee Swim Tour at 10amMost Popular
Our specialization! Join us for a two hour guided snorkeling tour on Kings Bay in Crystal River. Tour guide, Captain, and all gear is included.
Manatee Swim Tour at 1pm
Our specialization! Join us for a two hour guided snorkeling tour on Kings Bay in Crystal River. Tour guide, Captain, and all gear is included.
Manatee Swim Tour at 8am
Our specialization! Join us for a two hour guided snorkeling tour on Kings Bay in Crystal River. Tour guide, Captain, and all gear is included.
You may want to snorkel with a herd of gentle manatee but don't know where to find them. Join this small-group guided tour to Crystal River's Kings Bay for a chance to learn about wild manatees and possibly snorkel in their midst. A USCG Master Captain and certified guide/photographer lead this voyage in a covered pontoon boat. Snorkel gear, a wetsuit, and instruction is provided. Even beginners are welcome to join the group.
What to Expect
Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your tour time to ensure a timely departure. Children are not exempt from participating, but parental discretion is advised.

Our front desk staff will issue you a wet suit and direct you to an area to try it on. Your wet suit is worn over your swim clothes, and works best if it fits skin tight. Snorkel gear will be provided on the boat. You're welcome to bring drinks, snacks and personal gear with you. Anything you bring on the boat may get wet. We do not allow use of swim fins or flippers on manatee snorkel tours.

Once everyone has arrived and donned their wet suits, passengers will be called inside the shop for a short orientation. This includes a briefing provided by the crew and a short, required video supplied by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Emergency life jackets are always on the boat, and swim "noodles" are long flotation devices supplied to each swimmer during the tour. We realize snorkeling is a new experience to many and we are used to working with snorkelers of any skill level. If desired, snorkelers can be supplied with a life jacket before departure. All children under 6 years of age will be provided a mandatory life jacket for the duration of the tour.

Once everyone is aboard, the certified captain will go over required safety information and formal introductions. Every boat will have an in-water swim guide and photographer equipped with a high resolution waterproof camera. Pictures are sold as a no-obligation package at the end of the tour. All guests are welcome to view the images before purchasing. 

The guide will address snorkeling techniques, hand out equipment, and discuss procedure and proper behavior. Once the boat has arrived and anchored at its location, swimmers will be instructed to finish donning their equipment and proceed into the water. Once everyone is comfortable and quiet, they will begin looking for and/or viewing manatee. Follow your guide's directions for the best experience!
After the swim, snorkelers will return to the boat. Some days, snorkelers may be required to get on and off the boat many different times. Our captains and guides will always go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience. Research and realistic expectations are a huge contribution to the quality of your tour!

Our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable experience and spread a message of conservation. We promote passive observation and use an educational approach inline with local regulations and expectations. Swimming with the Florida manatee is a wonderful privilege that we take very seriously, if you are looking for a company that will take good care of you AND the manatees - you're in the right place!
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 42 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing adventure!

Fantastic adventure for my grandkids 9th Birthday. Mark and Shelly did an amazing job locating manatees and making sure we all had a fantastic experience. I admitted that I was not a strong swimmer and a little apprehensive about getting in the water, Mark spent...More

Thank Cms2716
Reviewed 1 week ago
Gentle Giants

This is a check off the bucket list! But make sure to come when you know the water is clear, when we went the water was all churned up and it was kinda hard to see the manatees. But other than that, it was really...More

Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An amazing experience

Want to thank Tony and Hunter for a great 10am swim with the manatee. We got to see a huge female as she was eating and popping up for air. Hunter made sure that we all got to experience this without crowding or upsetting the...More

Thank renyez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fun time!

Great trip on the Bay/crystal river. Swam with a Manatee. Swam at Three Sisters. Very knowledgeable crew. Wonderful time!

Thank beachloverMidwest
Reviewed 27 August 2018
swimming with manatees

Super organized operation. This is second tour I've done in Crystal River and this operation was top notch.Would choose this again over other. Captain Bill and Jordan were great!

Thank Stacy Z
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3 July 2018|
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Response from Marianne X | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s the same price because it’s a seat on the boat but you should call them if possible to ask.
14 June 2018|
Response from Akriese2001 | Reviewed this property |
I believe about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. We went to the morning tour (10:00 am) in March and finished in time for a late lunch. Arrive early to allow for getting on wet suits and watching the regulation video. The trip is well... More
9 April 2018|
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Response from BellaAAAJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we went June 8
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