Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Water Sports • Eco Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours is a professional Manatee Eco-tour guide service that has been guiding snorkelers into the Crystal River National Wildlife refuge since 1995. We offer daily trips to swim and snorkel with the manatees in the beautiful Crystal River. Kayak and Paddle board rentals and guided tours are also available. All gear is included in tour pricing, and all tours are limited to small groups with only 6-12 guests maximum per boat. This is a great adventure that is suitable for the whole family. Children 3 years old and up are welcome as long as they are comfortable in the water and are able to float quietly. Our tours are all-inclusive, no hidden fees, or additional charges for snorkeling gear, parking, etc. It's all included!. Picture packages are available on every tour. Thanks for looking!
Crystal River, Florida
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Arjen
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May 2022 • Family
We booked a manatee snorkeling tour for three people with fun 2 dive as they offer tours for small groups. This was perfect for us as our party included a 4 year old. We ended up with just the three of us. A private tour for the regular price. Lucky us. Captain Dylan and guide Gaby quickly found the manatees, made great pictures and made sure our son could safely join the water as well. We ended up swimming for almost two hours with a group of manatees including little ones. Again special thanks to Gaby and Dylan for making this a never to forget experience!
Written May 3, 2022
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Julia S
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Sep 2022 • Couples
Second time my bf and I have went with this tour company to swim near manatees. First time was my very first experience and it was an exhilarating experience, especially seeing how large and docile yet curious they are! Even if you’re not a manatee lover, it’s a great swimming experience and a way to see other wildlife. It was very helpful since all the staff are knowledgeable and perceptive of the ecosystem. This time our tour guide was Gabby ,knowledgeable about manatees and the ecosystem; she informed our group she attended a university and studied an aquatics science. Our captain was Garret, friendly and knowledgeable like Gabby as he’s a local so he has great recommendations for places to visit during and after the tour (food/shop/conservation and learning purposes). Both were positive and attentive to answer any questions we had and provide us we lots of history, marine, conservatory, and seasonal occasions in the river/bay that we could attend throughout the year. Both invested wisely in equipment to promote quicker and better time used during our scheduled tour so we had more time to be in the water with the manatees. Garret had an amazing drone- it launched too quickly that I didn’t get the chance to record it. He went over the specs and explained how it worked. I never thought drones were useful and so powerful for observation and tracking purposes that he was able to quickly find manatees while gabby and us in the group looked for signs of manatees. Not even 10 minutes of in the boat and we found a good amount of manatees despite it being September where there are like less than 40 since it isn’t cold enough in the harbor for them to migrate. The camera Gabby had made me like, “whoa I never thought I’d drop $ on a camera when I could just use my phone”. Photos of the tour were great! Gabby really has an eye for wildlife photography! She got excellent shots of the manatees, knowledgeable by getting the bodies to identify and track the manatees in the bay and cute ones too on the manatees gracefully and derpy in the clear water even ones of them munching on sea grass! Great way to document the trip. Don’t worry about being cold when you get back on the boat they have hot tea or hot chocolate to warm y’all up! Seriously, y’all wanna have a good time especially do something cute and adventurous, check out manatees swim tours and pick this tour business! I legit got on this dang site that I don’t even use just to boast about how awesome my experience was and how they’re doing their part to teach about conservation of manatees and the ecosystem and our opportunities to protect them so they thrive. Also ong cutest gift shop, this time I got a huge manatee plushie to use instead of a body pillow!
Written September 24, 2022
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Tyler S
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Nov 2022 • Couples
This was near the top of my bucket list of things to do in my life and this experience was like a dream come true.

From the moment we were greeted at the gift shop for check-in I have only high praise for this tour. Wet suits and snorkels provided. A short safety briefing while you browse the shop.

Our guide Gaven and captain Brody were both very informative and entertaining on the lead up into the water and we were fortunate enough to find manatees very early on even for the lower concentration of the season. We spent the majority with a mother and her calf who were both so comfortable with our presence we all got a chance to get close and just float shoulder to shoulder. The guides do bring Go Pros to capture photos so no need to worry about getting pictures!

Even in the downtime while waiting on other guests the waters of Crystal River were clear and bustling with all sorts of life to watch so I implore anyone going to even take a moment to float away from the crowd and relax.

Hospitality was great even on departure, warm drinks provided on the boat and back at the shop.

If you're thinking of swimming with Manatees definitely consider this tour!
Written November 15, 2022
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Rebecca E
Midland, Canada49 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
What an incredible experience! 100% recommend! We decided to go with the semi-private tour for a more personable experience and ended up having a fully private tour! (We went end of September so it was the off season) lucky for us! Our crew was amazing: Dani and Bree were our guides and we had Garrett for our captain! You could tell they loved their jobs and manatees even more! They knew everything about them and their genuine affection for these gentle giants was infectious!

Facts about the facilities for Fun 2 Dive: they provide everything but a swim suit! We arrived in our swimwear for a faster start time, we were fitted for wet suits and given googles with snorkels (they clean everything very well between customers but you have the choice of buying new snorkels if you want). There's change rooms and open cubbies for you to leave a change of clothes beside the cashier which always has staff manning the desk so we just kept most of our things in our vehicle and left a change of clothes and our car keys in the cubbies. They transport you to the dock to board one of their boats and off we went! It felt like we were only on the water for 10 mines before we found manatees!! Garrett used a drone to locate them which was super cool and he was able to direct us from the boat whenever we lost sight of them while in the water!

This company is amazing for so many reasons and I could go on and on but here are the highlights: staff are friendly and personable and genuinely love these amazing animals, they have so much respect for these animals and their conservation, the facilities are clean and they provide everything you need, they take pictures for you, and they have an amazing gift shop!!! You will not regret booking with this company!
Written September 25, 2022
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Holly B
Maineville, Ohio2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My husband and I toured with Capt. Jason and our dive guide was Kaylee! They were both such great guides. The experience of swimming with the manatees was unlike anything we'd ever done and it was worth every dime! I'd recommend anyone looking to swim with manatees to go with Fun2Dive, especially Jason and Kaylee! You won't regret it :)
Written October 21, 2022
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Michelle M
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Aug 2022 • Family
Gavin was an awesome guide and Jason was an awesome captain! This was our first time in Florida and we did this on our last day here. Jason knew exactly where to find a manatee and Gavin was so good about everything we did in the water. I didn't realize getting my face underwater in a mask would scare me, but it did. Gavin made sure to hold me in place until i was comfortable in the water. He took amazing pictures and videos and I bought all of them for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended!!
Written August 19, 2022
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Danielle
Broadstairs, UK1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
What can we say!!! Out of this world experience, from the get go Gaby and Captain Dylan were fantastic they were interacting with everyone and explaining everything that was going to happen and how to get safely in and out of the water with the Manatees. We had the most amazing experience and really loved everything about the tour, tour guides and the tour company. Could not recommend them more!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Written October 15, 2022
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Kathy T
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Nov 2022 • Family
Took my granddaughter to swim with the manatees for her 19th birthday. Exceeded expectations!! Saw more manatees than expected much to the credit of boat driver Dillon who was a master at finding them. In-water guide Storm was great at providing so much good information about these amazing creatures, and kept us close as we observed them for a long time. Excellent value, and especially glad to have chosen the semi-private tour so we didn’t have to crowd around each other to watch.
Written November 6, 2022
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Erika W
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Jul 2020 • Family
My family (myself, husband and 8 year old son) booked a 7 AM semi private Manatee snorkeling tour. We had a wonderful experience. Both Captain Doug and guide Lucas were very knowledgeable and make our trip one we will never forget. Even though the 7 AM trip is early, Lucas explained to us that the manatees have not seen people yet that morning and the water is more clear making visibility better for snorkeling. Also there are fewer people in the water at that time, making it easier to interact and see the manatees. We came across two juvenile manatees that we ended up spending our entire trip with. They were very relaxed and comfortable around us and came within inches of us as they munched on grass and came up to take breaths. We were the only ones in that area of the river and had the manatees all to ourselves. It was such a unique and amazing experience! after spending time with the manatee, Captain Doug took us over to an area to see 6 foot long tarpon. Both captain Doug and Lucas were very knowledgeable and accommodating to my family. Lucas showed a true passion for the manatee and the Crystal River area. I would highly recommend a 7 AM semi private tour with Fun2Dive and especially Lucas and Captain Doug!
Written July 13, 2020
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Bchilds13
Lakewood, CA4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
I snorkeled in Hawaii... this beats that. I had so much fun today even though “manatee season” is over we got to see about 7 manatees maybe more.
I read some reviews before I booked my trip it seems like early morning is the best time to go. We got tickets for the 7am 3 hour tour.
Kelly our guide was fun and full of knowledge. Ryan the captain was funny and helpful. I would call them both manatee experts, both with a good eye for manatees.
I love animals so much it felt so good to have tour guides who care about them. We knew what do when they got close to us. I felt so safe and I felt like our guides kept the manatees safe and that is so important.
I could have stayed in crystal lake all day with the manatees.
They have wetsuits that fit a 4x and we really appreciate that.
Seriously this is a must do. I want to come back to Florida to swim with manatees.
Written March 25, 2021
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