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Address: East side of Kings Bay, Crystal River, FL 34429
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$68*
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Crystal River Manatee Swim
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Amazing manatees

Went to see the manatees...this didn't disappoint...saw a multitude of manatees, plus sand hills cranes and a number of other birds...have to go to visitors center and take the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rochester, New York

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the manatees...this didn't disappoint...saw a multitude of manatees, plus sand hills cranes and a number of other birds...have to go to visitors center and take the trolley...$12.50 for seniors...once you get there you can walk on the boardwalk and stay as long as you like..be sure to take short nature hike as well...best to go first thing... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location to "float" with the manatees. The state park trail/path that leads you around Three Sisters is an excellent observation area if you don't want to get in the water. However, I highly recommend getting in the water with them. The calmer and quieter you are, the more likely they will interact with you.

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Thank Jose A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't express the AMAZING beauty of some of the most affectionate wild creatures on earth!!! When you first get there via trolley, if you walk to the left on the boardwalk, it's a neat experience to see so many manatees in one area. The elderly man who instructs about manatee activity is very good! But the real action is... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place on Wednesday, you purchase tickets at their visitor center and then get on a trolley that thakes youpark. There were hundreds of manatees! The people at the park were very helpfull sharing facts about the manatees and the location. It was a fun day! Cost was $15 per person ($12.50 for seniors)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We paddled by this spot in February and the boardwalks and swimming access were full of people. Access was limited to swimmers, in the water, so we paddled on taking everyones word that many ,many manatees were gathered nearby for warmth. The nightly news had video of the manatees that we missed as we paddled past the swimmers and tourist... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to three different locations to see manatees and this was the best. The springs are totally clear and the manatees were there - about 50 the day we went. You get your wristband at the Crystal River Visitor Center which entitles you to a round trip trolley ride to the springs and admission to the area. Lots of... More 

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Greenville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really not a review as we did not stay at this park. The springs are a noted winter retreat for manatees. We wanted to drive in and take a peek. Our visit might have taken 30 minutes. At the entrance, however, we were told the price was $15.00 per person for a day pass. That seemed too steep... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The boardwalk was built so that visitors can enjoy seeing the manatees without disturbing them. Yes, there are snorkeling companies that take swimmers to the springs, but the view is better from the boardwalk and the manatees can be left alone to rest in the cold weather. I have canoed there during the summer and fall months, but prefer to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Swam with the manatees in Three Sisters Springs. Can view the manatee from the Three Sisters Preserve for a small fee. A must see if in the area.

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Fishkill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is all a little confusing because the sign says Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge/ Three Sister Springs This is apparently the winter home of the manatees. So winter is actually the high season for this place. There are warm springs that the manatees come to to get away from the colder waters of the gulf. The whole place is... More 

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