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Premium Houseboat Manatee Swim in Crystal River

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  • Use of all equipment provided
  • Captain/guide to teach you about manatees and answer questions
  • Snacks and bottled water provided
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Premium Houseboat Manatee Swim in Crystal River
From $89.04
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10:45am Manatee SwimMost Popular
10:45am, 4-Hour Manatee Swim on Semi-Private Houseboat in Crystal River
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6:45am Manatee Swim
6:45am, 4-Hour Manatee Swim on Semi-Private Houseboat in Crystal River
From $89.04
Overview
Swim with Florida's native West Indian manatees on this half-day tour in Crystal River. Board an enclosed pontoon boat for the trip to the manatees' habitual feeding grounds, where you'll slip in to the water and observe them safely. This small-group tour has a maximum of six passengers, which ensures personalized attention from your captain and plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
This sleek vessel gives new meaning to the term ‘Bay Windows’! Whether it is just you or a few friends who would like to embark on the manatee snorkel experience there are many options…..this is one of our favorites! Highly recommended by staff is our one- of- a- kind houseboat. The large windows fill the cabin with light and provide nearly 360 degree line of sight plus a unique rooftop viewing platform for when the boat is anchored. What an incredible sight! Spacious and heated, ride in comfort no matter how chilly the winter winds blow! Sit on the couch overlooking the Refuge waters, sip on your hot cocoa and feel all your worries melt away!!

Just 90-minutes from Orlando is Crystal River, where you'll start your small group swim with the manatees at our tour center. After checking in help yourself to coffee and hot cocoa while you wait for your educational experience to begin. After a short introduction and video, we'll get you fitted for wet suits. We'll then shuttle you to your enclosed pontoon boat which will offer you warmth and comfort during your tour. Snorkel gear, and noodles will be waiting for you the boat. So just bring your swimsuit and towels!
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile
Best time ever!

We went from Orlando to Crystal River to swim with manatees. Everyone at the center was very helpful and we had a wonderful time. Our captain Phil and in water guide Heidi was really nice and helpful and we where able to see and swim...More

1  Thank 278johannar
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Experience of a lifetime

So many manatees, mothers and babies too. Our guides Broderick and Matt were amazing. They found manatees almost immediately and even taught me how to snorkel. They were the best. Matt was an excellent guide in the water and found other manatees when other tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank banchewmn
Reviewed August 9, 2018
A Once in a Lifetime Experience!

Just finished a tour with Captain Broderick and Heidi who were FFF - fun, flexible and fantastic. We were not water proficient and they were patient and kind in taking care of us to ensure a great experience for all - even husband who stayed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Karen W
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile
Bucket List Must!

Captain John and Sheena were absolutely perfect. Their knowledge of the manatee, where to find them, and how to make the most of the experience could not be better. If you are privileged enough to be in the water with these gentle giants do yourself...More

1  Thank Rick T
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience for the family

We were with Captain Jon and Heidi as our guide and they were wonderful. We had never done anything like this before and they were patient, funny, and really helpful with our 3 children. We had plenty of time to enjoy exploring the manatees and...More

2  Thank AmyCarp5
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November through April is the best time to go.
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They have all sizes
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November through April is the best time to go.
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