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About Crystal River Watersports
Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River. Our Motto: Observing and preserving nature above, in, and under water
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Tours and Tickets by Crystal River Watersports
Tours from Crystal River Watersports tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
$68.90 per adult
VIP Manatee Swim Tour
1 review
$101.70 per adult
Fresh n Salty Tour
$103.70 per adult
Private Scalloping Charter
2 reviews
$110.25 per adult
Try SCUBA Diving in Crystal River (pool or springs)
$137.79 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have had a great day with Yvette our tour guide. We got to see manatee and spent a good 3hrs on the and in the water. Tjank you again for tge great afternoon. Denyse and Richard

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank De-Ri-51
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative and enjoyable trip with Don and Jim. Lovely river trip out to the area where the manatees were. Lots of wildlife to see on route and great relaxing journey. Don took some great above and underwater photos for us to take home. Cakes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our manatee swim was awesome. Captain Jim and Dakota were fantastic! They were knowledgeable, funny and attentive. Could not have asked for a better experience. We got to see and swim with many manatee and had the bonus of seeing dolphins come right up to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our captain Vince was so awesome explaining the history on crystal river & 3 sisters springs. This was such a great experience for our kids last middle school field trip. This company was the BEST at accommodating our large group of 70 kids! We all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stasia72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Girls trip - the four of us were all alone on our tour with the sexiest captain and tour guide, Jim and Dakota. We loved our trip! The manatees were magical and Captian Jim took us to Magnolia Springs for a fantastic experience with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swimming with the manatees had been something I wanted to do since I first visited Florida more than 10 years ago and discovered these beautiful creatures! My dream finally came true last week thanks Crystal River Watersports. We had a great time despite the cold...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guide and captain were very friendly and also very knowledgeable. Fair to the manatees and fair to the tourists was their motto. If you want to see manatees and also want to protect them … this is your tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stay783734
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate you choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for you taking the time to write a review. Everyone here appreciates your support, and are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic time. It was only my wife, me and Hailey, the tour guide and the boat captain. Hailey got us to the spring and we saw lots of manatee. Hailey took a lot of photos of us with them. We are looking forward to doing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank khgftdi
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and for the lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour, and your snorkel with the manatees. You came at the perfect time- and were so calm in the water that the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very good experience swimming with manatees. There were quite a few that my guide, Hailey, was able to find. And captain Robert is always pretty cool.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank m0lly205
mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Molly, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you had a good time swimming with the manatees, and that you enjoyed your time with Hailey and Robert. We really appreciate you choosing Crystal River Watersports for your tour, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swimming with manatees has been on my bucket list for a while. I finally joined with an old college roommate for the trip. We slept (sorta) overnight at the Day's Inn. Some inconsiderate clients were up and talking outside our window until three. We woke...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mum2divers, Public Relations Manager at Crystal River Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Steve, we are so happy that you and Tom had a great time- we really appreciate the fantastic review. Our captains, guides and office staff all attend multiple training sessions per year about manatees, the local flora/fauna and history. It makes our jobs more...More

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Eey888
January 13, 2019|
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Response from mum2divers | Property representative |
Hi, our masks do not have prescription lenses. If you have your own you are more than welcome to bring them for your comfort. We love our manatees and the other natural residents of the area, and are happy that our... More
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alrammer
January 3, 2019|
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Hi, There is no exact answer to your question as we do run tours all year, but the number of manatees that you can expect you to see on your tour will depend on the weather. There are manatees that live in Crystal... More
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alaskasuebear
March 20, 2018|
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Response from 531johne | Property representative |
Hi there! Our shop carries a variety of wetsuit sizes so we are used to accommodating guests of all types! We have wetsuits that are a size Mens 4X (think mens 4X t-shirt size as a comparison!). They are 3mm thick so they... More
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