Swim With ManateesAll manatee tours are approximately 4 hours long. We will embark on a scenic river tour, to an area of fresh-water springs, where you will swim with manatees.
Manatee Tour RatesManatee Tours are $70 per person. There’s a $210.00 minimum. Remember, you will have the tour boat all to yourselves.
- 1 Person – $210.00
- 2 People – $210.00
- 3 People – $210.00
- 4 People – $280.00
- 5 People – $350.00
- 6 People – $420.00
- 7 Person – $490.00
- 8 People – $560.00
- 9 People – $630.00
- 10 People – $700.00
- 11 People – $770.00
- 12 People – $840.00
*At least 72 hours notice required for cancellations.
Manatee Tours for Large GroupsManatee tours for large groups is also our specialty. Please call and we will make arrangements for your large group to swim with manatees.
Manatee Tours 365 Days A Year!A deposit is required during booking and the remaining amount is due when you arrive.
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Manatee EtiquetteWhen you swim with manatees, you will feel the urge to swim towards or after the manatees, but we ask that you resist the urge to do so. Chasing manatees is considered harassment and is actually against the law.
Yes, thousands of people come to Crystal River every year and swim with manatees. It is fun and exciting to swim with these magnificant creatures. People come from all over the world to swim with manatees. Manatee Adventures provides manatee tours year-round.
Yes, it is quite safe to swim with manatees. They are very gentle by nature and move slowly in the water, when not resting or sleeping on the bottom. Young manatees are interestingly curious and playful at heart.
The best time is during winter months, because there are several hundred manatees in the area. However, manatee tours are available year-round. The best time of the day is during daylight. Mid-morning through mid-afternoon provides the best visibility.
The best place to swim with manatees is at one of our popular fresh-water springs, such as Three Sisters Springs. You will need a boat or kayak to reach the springs by water. Wearing a mask and snorkel makes the experience much easier and more enjoyable.
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People Who Visited the Crystal River Manatees
- We had a wonderful time. The kids keep talking about the manatees and made us promise to come back again sometime. A big thank you to all of you! Ann M.
- Just letting you know that our family really enjoyed the tour. We're so glad we went with you and we hope we come back to Crystal River again soon! Paul A.
- A sincere thank you for making special arrangements for our group. Everyone had a great time and the kids had a blast. The pictures we took turned out fantastic and we plan to do it again in a few years. Thank YOU! Andreas W.