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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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Highlights
  • Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River
  • See a scenic natural habitat where manatees thrive
  • Use snorkeling gear to see manatees underwater
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling Tour
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Overview
Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. You'll learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
What to Expect
Upon arrival at the dive shop, guests will be fitted for wetsuits and asked to watch a brief video from US Fish and Wildlife outlining their encounter with the manatees. The captain and guide will then take the group to the boat and embark all passengers and give a short safety brief. Once underway, the guide will further explain how to interact with the manatees once in the water and fit the guests with their masks and snorkels. While transiting to the swim areas, the captain and guide will present information about the area wildlife and what guests can expect to see during your tour. They will also answer questions and take pictures along the way. Once the vessel sights manatees, the captain will anchor the vessel and the group and guide will proceed into the water for your encounter. The guide will stay with the group the entire time, ensuring that the guests get the most out of their experience, all while taking photos and videos of your adventure!
Reviews (87)
1 - 5 of 76 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Great day!

These guys were super easy to deal with. I recommend a quick phone call when you book- they price-matched and confirmed directions. Swimming with the manatees was super cool! We saw a whole bunch of manatees very close-up, in beautiful clear water. Big thumbs up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WallanWallan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well worth getting up early for 6:30am manatee trip!

Five years ago, my wife and I did a similar trip and wanted to do it again. We chose Captain Ron this time based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. Ron and Lauren provided a fun and informative briefing on our way to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MLPdiverFL
CapRon74, Owner at Gulf Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! We love that you had a great time your second time around and got to experience our wonderful manatees up close for a long time. We certainty hope that you can find your way back to see us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun folks, great manatee experience

Swimming with manatees was just a once-in-a-lifetime experience! They are such amazingly gentle giants!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karinanfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Crew are the stars of this review

We went to see the manatees, would have stayed for the crew. The Captain and our guide were a riot. They knew their stuff and info dumped on us in a way that was entertaining and informative. They made sure to show us sites and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AdrianeLeigh
CapRon74, Owner at Gulf Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys so much for the kind words! We had a great time with you and hope you can come back sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manatees, oh my!

Swimming with the manatees is a must. We rented a car right from the hotel from Disney, and it was well worth the long drive. The captain and staff were delightful. They even had hot chocolate and coffee waiting for us when we got out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel W
CapRon74, Owner at Gulf Coast Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you all had a great time! We love showing off our beautiful manatees!

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1CHELSEAFC
28 August 2018|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
Towels were provided along with wetsuits & hot chocolate. You can also use your underwear camera
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madlane2
16 August 2018|
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Response from CapRon74 | Property representative |
Right now, we here in and around Crystal River are fortunate enough not to be experiencing any of the issues the wildlife are dealing with further south. Our resident population of manatees is remaining healthy as are our... More
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MrCDT
26 May 2018|
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Response from 851kristij | Reviewed this property |
I think we were in the water 2hours
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