3-Hour Manatee Swim and Paddle Tour in Crystal River

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Customer Reviews

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Rebecca B ·
· Redeemed August 9, 2017
This trip was fabulous! The guide and boat captain were very friendly and informative. They put us right where we needed to be to see the manatee. Although the experience is a bit different in the summer from what I expected, it was still wonderful. We also kayaked over to Three Sisters Springs. That place was a MUST SEE!

What You'll Get

To begin your adventure, you will arrive at your meeting point and prepare for the Manatee encounter; gear, wet suit and all you need is included in your tour price. Depart by 7:15am. 

You will be transported to a shuttle boat where your paddle craft and captain will be waiting. You will explore the refuge in capable hands from a safe environment, and disembark on your own kayak or SUP when you are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to snorkel with manatees if you wish, or stay topside and take it all in as you paddle!

This is a unique and fun way to view this ecosystem and get up close with these amazing animals, even in the warm months when they can be tougher to find. Your guides will photograph the highlights of your entire manatee swim tour from start to finish, both above and below the water.

Upon returning to your original meeting point, a high-resolution picture CD containing images from your manatee tour will be available for you to purchase if desired. The tour ends after 3 hours. 

Please note: For a speedier check-in process, it is advised that you have your swimsuits on under your clothes. Please bring a towel and a plastic bag to hold your belongings.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing pricing applies to all travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Wetsuits are available in all sizes from toddlers (3 years old and up) to adults up to 5X
  • Recommend wearing a swimsuit under your clothes for expedient check-in
  • Please bring a towel and a plastic bag to hold your belongings
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Maximum is 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Equipment (paddle craft, mask, snorkel gear and wetsuit)
  • Beverages (bottled water, coffee and hot chocolate)
  • Professional guide

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Photo DVD (available to purchase)
  • Towel and swimsuit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

Departure Point
Tour and Education Center

Departure Time

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure location

Voucher Info
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