Swim with manatees in their own habitat for a thrilling adventure!
Take the Ultimate Manatee Tour and Swim with Crystal River Manatees in the Wild. Enjoy a scenic cruise to the popular habitat of the Florida Manatee. Get up-close and swim with the playful manatees. We provide half-day(4-hr) manatee tours for your ultimate enjoyment. Just give us a call now at 888-600-7550
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Manatees are very gentle. They are curious by nature and playful at heart. You’ll be amazed at their calmness. You’ll develop a special appreciation of their struggle for existence.
The Crystal River coastal waters are home to the largest population of manatees on the west coast of Florida. Great numbers of these gentle giants seek the warm-water springs, rivers and other waterways for sanctuary from the colder Gulf of Mexico waters.
Take an enchanting trip to the Home of the Crystal River Manatees!
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Manatees can be found in shallow, slow-moving rivers, estuaries, bays, canals and coastal areas of Citrus County and Crystal River. Manatees are a migratory species.
Within the United States, manatees are concentrated in Florida in the winter, but they can be found in summer months as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia. However, these sightings are rare.
Summer sightings in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are common. West Indian Manatees can also be found in the coastal and inland waterways of Central America and along the northern coast of South America, although distribution in these areas may be spotty.
The Florida Manatee is directly related to the West Indian manatee. They are also related to the West African manatee, the Amazonian manatee, the dugong, and to the Steller’s sea cow, which were all hunted to extinction by 1768.