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Explorida

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Crystal River, FL, USA
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About Explorida
Calling all explorers! Take the road less traveled to the Explorida Adventure Center for your dose of Florida fun! Specializing in manatee swim tours, dolphin watching tours, and sunset viewing tours .. we've got something fun for the whole family!
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swimming with manatees in Crystal River provides a peak experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Benefit from a half-day tour that provides everything you need, including boat transportation, snorkel gear, and wetsuit. Your guide shares detailed commentary about Florida’s ecosystem, and snaps underwater photos for your group. You’ll also have access to a climate-controlled building with indoor changing rooms before and after your tour.
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3 hours
from $66.00

Private Manatee Tour

Want to swim with the manatees but looking for a more private experience? Book a private tour for just your group to have the boat all to yourself. On this tour, you can bring up to 10 guests for the same price. Call for larger groups. We are committed to transparency, so all gear is included and there are no additional charges for anything!!

Our boats are US Coast Guard Certified meaning they can safely accommodate more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont fall for the "small tours" of "only 6" and get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida!!

Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
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3 hours
from $537.07
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Heidi B wrote a review Nov 2020
Jacksonville, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great experience with Lindsay and Capt. Frizzle! We swam with several manatees up close (they approached us). Lindsay was great with the kids in our party and making sure we were all safe. Highlight of our Thanksgiving!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kayla V wrote a review Nov 2020
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
At the end of November although it's still warm and less manatees are out, we had a great experience! We saw 3 manatees and spent lots of time with them. Our guides were super friendly and helpful in making our experience great. Would definitely use this company if we went again!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mary M wrote a review Nov 2020
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An unbelievable experience!!! The captain and crew are focused on the well being of the manatees and making sure everyone has a great welcoming experience! At sunset we were able to get nose to snout with a lovely mama manatee. It was absolutely amazing!!! Lindsey and captain “frizzle” are friendly and knowledgeable and the boat is clean with all the gear you need!! Highly highly recommend this tour!!!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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MPofficer88 wrote a review Nov 2020
Baker2 contributions
Went out with Ashley and Captain Mark (aka Captain Wise, aka Marky Mark). They took us to some great spots. Ashley made sure we knew where the manatees were while in the water. Had a great time observing the manatees as well as seeing a curious baby come check us out. Ashley took some incredible photos of us while in the water. Would highly recommend Explorida for your manatee tour.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Nora L wrote a review Nov 2020
Sacramento, California2 contributions
First off, the office is neat and clean and well organized and run. The boat was clean and also in top shape. The best though was our guide Lindsey- she has a degree in marine biology, and answered every question we had- Found manatees within minutes, understood our group. Took great photos. Nothing but good things to say about the day!
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