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Crystal River Manatee Swim

From US$67.84
Highlights
  • Chance to swim with the manatees under the direct supervision of a guide
  • Learn about their biology and behavior, plus efforts to protect them
  • Get expertly fitted for a wet suit, mask, and snorkel
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Crystal River Manatee Swim
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12:15pm Departure
12:15pm departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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10:15am departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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7:15am departure; includes use of snorkel gear, wet suit, beverages and guide
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Overview

Get in the water with Florida's endangered manatees on this snorkeling tour to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, with several time options to suit your schedule. With your guide's careful supervision, you'll safely swim and snorkel around these slow-moving giants and learn about their biology and behavior, as well as the conservation efforts that protect them. Pack light, as your wet suit, snorkel gear, and mask are provided.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at the tour office, located in downtown Crystal River. Multiple times are available throughout the day; early morning tours offer the best times to swim with the manatees.

Watch a video about the manatees and get an introduction to the rules of swimming safely around these endangered animals. Get fitted with a mask and wet suit to ensure the best possible conditions for your wildlife adventure.

Slip into the water and float weightlessly near the large creatures, who are known to swim slowly and forage on the river's bottom for sea grass meals. While you swim, your guides will take photographs of you, both above and below the water, so you’ll have plenty of memories to share but can stay focused and in-the-moment.

Back at the office, you can opt to purchase a CD of your high-resolution images.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour! Great time! Great People!

First of all I have to say that i don’t understand any negative comment on it. Personally I would rate this trip 10 out of 5. I went snorkeling in many countries around the whole world and this is one of my Top 3! (Maybe...More

1  Thank Jens S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Do it!!!

Had an awesome day on the water with Phil and Sheena. I was hesitant at first, but so glad I did it. My sister and I went together and had a blast. With Captain Phil navigating it didn't take very long before we were able...More

Thank amgallucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manatees (sea cows): New Favorite Animal!

My husband had been wanting to swim with manatees for years and we finally got the chance to swim with these adorable creatures! We would recommend River Ventures hands down! They were professional, helpful, fun, and knowledgable! Our guides, John B and Crystal, were amazing!...More

Thank Canaan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bucket List Complete

We had an awesome time with the manatees. The guide and captain were great. We got so close to so many of these gentle giants. My husband and I were able to touch them and one swam right under us. The people that worked there...More

1  Thank Paige C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best thing I did all week!!

My friend and I went on a 6:15 tour in the end of April. It was great! Even though it wasn’t manatee season, the manatees that live there year around are super friendly and inquisitive. Our captain was John B and guide was Crystal and...More

Thank Sara S
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Caroline Y
7 May 2018|
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Response from BradleyTNYC | Reviewed this property |
My boat was the covered / heated boat and it was me, three other guests, the captain, and of course our guide. I think a few more people could have fit in the boat. But you spend most of your time in the water anyway. Hope... More
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Erik P
2 May 2018|
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Response from Paige C | Reviewed this property |
I would say 3 hours. We were in the water for about 2 hours, but most of the people in our group got out of the water before then. One couple had children so they got out early and another couple got out early because the... More
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