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Private Manatee Swim in Crystal River

  • Swim up close with manatees

  • Private excursion for just your group

  • Enclosed pontoon boat for added warmth after your swim

Private Manatee Swim in Crystal River
From $450.50
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10:45 AM DepartureMost Popular
Private up to 6 Person 3 Hour Swim with the Manatee Tour in Crystal River
From $450.50
7:45AM Departure
Private up to 6 Person 3 Hour Swim with the Manatee Tour in Crystal River
From $450.50

Swim with the West Indian Manatees in Crystal River on this private excursion. Take an enclosed pontoon boat down the river to an ideal spot for your swim. Suit up in the provided wetsuit and snorkel gear, and dive into the water to see the manatees up close, they’re often spotted among the river's seagrass.

What to Expect
Just 90-minutes from Orlando is Crystal River and where you'll start your private swim with the manatees. After checking in with your private captain, you'll board an enclosed pontoon boat which will offer you warmth and comfort after your swim. The pontoon has windows on each side, perfect for observation. You'll have use of a wetsuit and snorkel gear, so just bring your swimsuit and towels!

Your captain (a local to the area) will bring you to areas that the manatees are known to be. Hiding among the sea grass of the river, these curious and gentle mammals can be found looking for food or even a new friend.

Choose between an early or late morning departure, both options will leave you the afternoon to enjoy to the rest of your stay in Crystal River.

Please note:this is a private tour. Pricing varies based on the number of passengers in your booking. There is a minimum of two (2) passengers per booking and a maximum of six (6) per tour.
Reviews (58)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic day had by all

Captain Broderick & Irish Dave were awesome guides, both made our experience one that we won’t forget. The manatees welfare was their main priority throughout our trip. Would highly recommend. This was our second trip & we’ll definitely be returning for a third. Thanks to...More

Thank 475hollyt
Reviewed November 6, 2018
An unforgettable experience

Captain Broderick and Tom the "Godfather of Manatees" gave us an unbelieveable view to those lovely manatees. My wife enjoyed it reallly very much and I did either. Even I had to leave the water I had lots of fun with Captain Broderick and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cybernl
Reviewed June 16, 2018
Best experience on the river!

I took my two kids, 11&13, and my sister on a private tour/swim with Captain Broderick and our guide Matt. The Captain and Matt did an excellent job locating the manatees and giving us an up close and personal experience. They were awesome and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LeAnne C
Reviewed June 3, 2018
Best experience ever!

Captain Broderick was the best. He was hilarious and fun to talk too. He helped my parents and I figure out how to swim the way you are supposed too to see the manatees! Our tour guide Matt was very patient and helpful with helping...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LisaMarie G
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile
Amazing and respectful tour

We really enjoyed our tour. The team was great and very professional. We were a small group of persons as other companies offers tours with large amount of guests swimming together. So we could more enjoy the informations of our guide, Tom and of our...More

Thank camilles530
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June 7, 2018|
Response from jimdancause | Reviewed this property |
Manatee Fun tours is now owned and booked through Riverventures. Great tour!
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