My son wanted to swim with the Mantees, so we booked a trip with Captain Mike's Sunshine Tours also known as Crystal River Manatee Tours. We had an awesome time with Capt. Harry. He was very passionate about the Manatees & really had a lot respect for the them & the environment. A video was included first as to how to interact with the manatees without disturbing them.
I don't swim well & have never snorkeled before. Capt. Harry wanted to take the time to help me, but I declined. It was VERY nice of him to offer though. What a great guy!! He also knew where to go & where there wasn't a lot of people. Made our trip nice not to have the Disneyland affect.
My son got the experience he wanted - up close to the Manatees in their natural habitat. He had an awesome time!