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Private swim with the manatee tour from the comfort of an enclosed houseboat. Your own Captain and guide will show you the way!

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Chadhelpful reviewer
7 ratings2 reviews
March 3, 2021
Had a great time. Weather was terrible but our captain was able to find a mama manatee and baby that we followed for 1 hour. Captains were very engaging and shared lots of great stories. We searched for more manatees but it was a rainy, cold day but found a clear spot to snorkel and check out other fish. My middle school girls loved the experience and highly recommend this company. Thank you!
1 ratings1 reviews
October 12, 2020
We had the best time! Shout out to Captain Mike and guide Heidi!! They were so nice and knowledgeable about manatees. We are definitely coming back!
3 ratings2 reviews
April 9, 2021
100%, 10/10 recommend. We had Captian Peter and Guide Lyndsey. They both strived to find us manatees to see. We swam with 3, and was able to experience a wonderful encounter of 2 dolphins hunting. Absolutely stunning. We will 100% come back and tour with this company.
3 ratings2 reviews
July 22, 2020
This was an amazing trip. I got to achieve my life long dream of touching a manatee. Actually the manatees kept rubbing themselves along my body. It was great. Everyone was really nice. Tour guys knew lots of amazing things. Definitely do this!
1 ratings1 reviews
June 19, 2020
It was really fun and interesting, Jj and Tray made sure all of us were having a blast ! If you are planning to go and visit manatees reserves , come here . You won’t regret
5 ratings2 reviews
March 13, 2020
Enjoyed it but didn't get to see the few manatees there very well. Water was murky, and not many of them. We were told there that it should be cold for at least 5 days to see alot of them. We went in February so we thought we'd see many, but it was warmer than normal, didn't know that it would effect them not being there. Just wished the website said that even in the winter it's gotta be cold for several days to be able to see them well. We would have waited
Maisatop reviewer
16 ratings9 reviews
March 13, 2020
Such a great experience! The tour operators were amazing!! Boat was perfect with snacks and hot water to keep us warm on the cold day.
5 ratings2 reviews
February 25, 2020
Captain Chip and our guide JJ did awesome and we saw a lot of manatees and fish! They really knew their Stuff! Thanks for the fantastic experience guys! Will have to do it again!
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About This Deal

Private Houseboat Swim with Manatee Tour for up to 6 people including photo package and full face mask rentals

Departs daily at 6:45AM & 9:45AM

Meets at our full service Tour Center at River Ventures in Crystal River, FL.

This Private 3 hour swim with the manatee tour includes an educational presentation, wetsuits, full face mask rentals, USCG Certified Captain, in-water eco-tour guide and photographer, and photo package to take your memories home. 

Enjoy our unique enclosed houseboat that keeps you comfortable. On cold days we close the windows and doors and turn up the heat to take the chill off. On the warm days, the insulated walls keep you cool and protected from the Florida sun.

  • Water Provided
  • Coffe and hot cocoa provided at Tour Center
  • Restrooms and changing rooms at Tour Center
  • Gift Shop full of manatee merchandise
  • Free Parking

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid on Saturdays and Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Week, MLK Day Weekend, Presidents Day Weekend. Limit 12 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Manatee Fun

The idea for Manatee Fun Tours was born on a family trip. Mom, Dad, and daughter were enjoying the picturesque surroundings of Crystal River when a manatee swam right up to them. The gentle creature softly tapped its fin on the daughter's shoulder, and after that incredible encounter, she just knew she had to share that experience with others. And so the family opened Manatee Fun Tours, a place where visitors can explore the wildlife and natural beauty of the Crystal River area. Tour guides lead guests as they strap on snorkel gear to swim with the manatees, harvest scallops in the Gulf, or embark on a host of other adventures.