Manatee Tour and Dive

Crystal River

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Customer Reviews

477 Ratings

Excellent time with my 12 year old daughter. Initially, there were only a couple of manatees in a roped off area, sleeping on the bottom...so we were slightly disappointed (no fault of the tour operators...just manatees taking a nap!). However, on the way back in from the springs to the shop, the captain spotted several mantatees in another area. So, we stopped, got into the water and had a very peaceful and calm interaction. We stayed a safe distance away and let the manatees approach us. They were very curious and it was obvious they enjoyed the encounter, as the kept interacting with each diver. Great time and would highly recommend!
Tyson E. · November 7, 2012
Very nice and helpful. Awesome instruction and beautiful area. We will be doing this again.
Dale H. · September 9, 2012
It was a fantastic experience Everyone was so nice and willing to help I will go again this spring
Wynn L. · August 19, 2012

What You'll Get


The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with today’s Groupon to Manatee Tour and Dive in Crystal River. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get a manatee dive and tour for a child aged 12 and younger (a $24.50 value). Children 5 and younger are free with a paid adult. The dive includes the following:
  • Guided manatee tour (a $14.50 value)
  • Snorkel-equipment rental (a $10 value)

  • For $20, you get a manatee dive and tour for an adult (a $49 value). The dive includes the following:
  • Guided manatee tour (a $29 value)
  • Snorkel-equipment rental (a $20 value)

Peak season typically lasts from October 1 to March 31.

Manatee Tour and Dive sets visitors swimming among West Indian manatees within the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, dotted with natural springs and underground saunas that keep the water at a temperature of around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Guided manatee tours depart several times a day for 2.5 hours at a stretch and grant guests the opportunity to observe the majestic yet gentle mammals within an environment designed to preserve and protect their population. Before the dive, guests don wetsuits, masks, snorkels, fins, and echolocation helmets. Then, guides armed with plenty of safety experience and knowledge of the natural world lead swimmers of all ability levels through manatee-rich waters as the huge creatures drift along, interact, and convene consciousness-raising groups to eliminate the hurtful term “sea cow.”

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required. Credit card required at booking. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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