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Private Tour: Custom Snorkeling Tour with Manatee Swim

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    What to Expect
    Perfect for the special attention you deserve with a customized, private tour.

    See all the different wildlife, locations, and beautiful natural environments in the gem of the nature coast. Each tour differs based on what you may see but possibilities include dolphins, manatees, aquatic turtles, snook, tarpon, snapper, water snakes, and several different species of bird; including but not limited to ibis, pelican, ducks, commorant, anhinga, great blue heron, snowy egret, and many more.

    Ask about the different area islands; Christmas Island, Banana Island, Parker Island, Buzzard Island and many more. This tour starts at our dock in the north of King's Bay and travels through grasslands, inland waterways, springs, and canals to find the wildlife you would like to see. When we find manatee, we get you into the water to swim with them.

    While visitors to the Crystal River Refuge are often surprised by the number of Florida/West Indian Manatees and are thrilled by the variety of surface behavior on display, what draws most people is the opportunity to enter the Manatees watery world to encounter them on a more personal level, an activity commonly referred to as "swimming with manatees." The Crystal River Refuge is part of the much larger Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of Citrus County. This Refuge is one of the few places where people are permitted to enter the water with manatees. As a Refuge, all activities within its bounds are subject to regulation, and there are very specific regulations that apply to the activity of swimming with the manatees as well. These regulations serve several purposes. They protect the manatees from harassment, and they also happen to provide the best possible chance of a lasting and meaningful encounter.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Manatee Tour and Dive
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Professional guide
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Private tour
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • It is required that you arrive 45 minutes prior to the departure time to dawn wetsuits and watch a mandatory 10 minute instructional video.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Wonderful experience. Excellent private tour. We dive guided by Micaela who was very friendly, professional and attentive. The captain of the ship, Kate also great.
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    We purchased our private tour for 5 on Groupon. Great deal. We loved our guides Alex and Zach. We swam right next to two manatees which was kind of amazing. As we were observing the manatees, two wild dolphins swam right by us. Crazy! We couldn't believe it. Highly recommended.
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    We booked a private tour and it was an excellent experience! We booked on Christmas Day 2018 and it was the best present we could have given our kids! Capatain Alex and our tour guide, Hunter, we so accommodating we could not have asked for anything more. They made the trip the
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    A manatee encounter CAN be and SHOULD be the closest thing to a heavenly experience you can have on earth. I know, I've done it several times. When you go with the right company, with a good guide, into the crystal clear waters of Crystal River and it's many springs, and you
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    Great tour, informative and fun. Surpassed our expectations. Both Captain Tedi and Adrian we fantastic. Encouraging to kids when nervous. 5 ⭐️
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