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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure

  • Private snorkeling tour in Kings Bay for a more personal manatee experience
  • Heated changing facility and towel service ensure a comfortable outing
  • Includes wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and hot drinks
Private Swim with Manatee Adventure
From $477.00
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Private Manatee Tour Midday!Most Popular
There is nothing better than having the boat to yourself for a manatee snorkel tour! Swim alongside the gentle giants on our professionally guide snorkel tours. The price includes all equipment, full
From $477.00
Private Manatee Tour Morning!
This is our first tour of the day, also one of the best times to see manatees!
From $477.00
Swim with Crystal River manatees on a private snorkeling tour that’s designed to get you as close to the manatees as possible without disturbing them. Exploring Crystal River in a private boat means you can move more quietly than on group tours, creating ideal conditions where manatees can comfortably approach you in the water.
What to Expect
Make your way to Plantation on Crystal River, where you meet your guide and get suited up in a provided wet suit in the heated changing facilities. Cruise into the manatee habitat in the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs, and then slip into the water when manatees are sighted.

Coffee, hot chocolate, and dry towels are available on the boat, and the in-water guide will take videos and photos throughout the tour (available for purchase). In colder weather, especially the season from November 15th through March 31st, manatees are even more plentiful, and the boat is fully enclosed during the winter months.

Interaction with the manatees is limited to “passive observation” to ensure your manatee encounter doesn’t harm the fascinating, slow-moving creatures, and this tour concludes at the original departure point.
Reviews (23)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Magical Manatees

Before booking this adventure with Plantation Adventure Center, I did and extensive research of all the different Manatee tours and their reviews. I could not be more pleased with my choice. First, I recommend booking the early tour, we were the only ones out there...More

2  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Morning Swim with the Manatees

We did the early morning private tour with Captain Ed and Captain Missy on Columbus Day. Even though we were a little early in the season for the Manatees, Ed and Missy did a great job of finding them for us and making sure our...More

Thank SteinerBeachBum
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile
What a great experience

I highly recommend the private manatee tour! Captain Steve Browning and Tara were the best, friendly, Experienced and just the best!! I would really love to come back one time!! Best regards from the netherlands.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed July 23, 2018
Great experience

I highly recommend the private manatee tour! Captain Ed Menster and Memphis were amazing! They went above and beyond to make sure we had an experience of a lifetime!! We will be going back in the near future!

Thank fondalewis17
Reviewed July 18, 2018
Brilliant Fun (even in Summer!) with Exceptional Guides

I was part of a private manatee swim/snorkel early on a Wednesday morning (7am), mid-July (today as I write this). Our guides/captains with Lance and Thaisy, and they were both terrific in finding a pair of manatees even with the water level higher than usual,...More

Thank OWTKJeff
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