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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Swim with Manatees Adventure

Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.60
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

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One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.04
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

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Crystal River is home to one of the densest manatee populations in the country. With the trained eye of your guide, visit the best spotting locations to swim with the gentle giants of King’s Bay. The private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, as well as closer interaction with the manatees. For your comfort and convenience, wetsuits, hot drinks, and towel service are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$477.00
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Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$602.64
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

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Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

Gulf of Mexico Airboat Ride and Dolphin Quest from Homosassa

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Take a 1-hour airboat ride through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this tour from Homosassa. You'll zoom through estuaries and backwaters, looking for dolphins as you go. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.84
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Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River

Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River

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Get up close to Florida’s gentle manatees on this 2-hour tour on Crystal River! Perfect for kids and adults, this educational program offers a presentation on the West Indian manatee and the rare chance to swim with these docile sea creatures. Enjoy some unforgettable moments with your friends, family and some irresistible marine mammals.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.99
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Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center

Manatee Snorkel Tour from American Pro Diving Center

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Save money and rub flippers with Florida's resident sea cows. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders. All the equipment is included on this manatee snorkel tour in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkelers don on wet suits, mask, snorkel and fins to see a large population of resident sea cows. Our in-water guides known as the Dive-master keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people. Snorkelers swim with these gentle giants for a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to smile as our guide videos the excursion which is available after the tour on flash drive. Rain or shine our boats are covered and on cold days, hot chocolate. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Spectacular Scenic Safari Airboat Adventure from Homosassa

Spectacular Scenic Safari Airboat Adventure from Homosassa

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Zip through the canals and backwaters of Homosassa on this airboat ride. Hold on to your seat as you take in views of Battle Creek, Sam’s Bayou, Salt River, Shriver's Bay, and the Little Homosassa, before returning to the dock. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and maybe even a gator.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.94
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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.90
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Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour

Swim and Snorkel with Manatees in a Guided Crystal River Tour

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Mother approved with no age limit. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders. All the equipment is included on this manatee snorkel tour in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkelers don on wet suits, mask, snorkel and fins to see a large population of resident sea cows. Our in-water guides known as the Dive-master keep the experience safe and fun for both manatees and people. Snorkelers swim with these gentle giants for a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t forget to smile as our guide videos the excursion which is available after the tour on flash drive. Rain or shine our boats are covered and on cold days, hot chocolate. Hope to see you soon.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$74.11
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Private Scallop Picking Party

Private Scallop Picking Party

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Discover the fun of scallop picking on this 4.5-hour private tour for up to 10 people in Homosassa with a U.S. Coast Guard–certified captain. Just off the Homosassa River, you'll find some of the richest scallop grounds in Florida where you'll search for scallops with provided snorkeling gear.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.46
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Sensational Scalloping Collective - Semi-Private 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

Sensational Scalloping Collective - Semi-Private 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

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Dive for scallops in the Gulf of Mexico with the opportunity to keep your harvest. On this semi-private tour, up to six people take to the water in search of these delectable mollusks. All equipment— including masks, snorkel gear, and scalloping bag—are included, and photo DVDs of the adventure are available for purchase. Look for marine life such as dolphins, sea turtles, and starfish while you hunt.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.92
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Private Scallop Quest - 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

Private Scallop Quest - 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

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Set out on a search for scallops during this private half-day tour from Homosassa. Citrus County is abundant with scallops and a great place to spend a day out on the water with friends and family. Harvest up to two gallons per person or ten per vessel and head back to shore to prepare these delicious morsels into a tasty meal.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.68
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Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Crystal River Inshore Fishing Charter

Very few places compare to the immense fishing experience provided by the tributaries of Crystal Bay and Crystal River State Park. Fishing is always a short distant and boat ride to great areas in the Bay. Enjoy fishing one of the most persistent and underused unique ecosystem found in Florida. Fishing is great all year round, and there is such a diversity of nearshore, flats and backcountry fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Redfish, Trout, Snook, Grouper and Snapper depending on the season.  Even on windy days there are plenty of places to fish, in the Bay you can fish one of the many preserves or tributaries of backcountry waterway, making this an experience, not just another fishing trip. Booking with confidence on TripAdvisor, it makes an easy, reliable and enjoyable decision. Reserve Today to get hooked up! 
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$406.87
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$406.87
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Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Charters

Get off the beaten path with this fishing experience on the backwaters of Ozello and Crystal River National Refuge and Homosassa Springs. Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide as you travel, casting lines for local fish such as trout, grouper, snook, redfish, and snapper. Watch the scenery glide by and snap frame-worthy photos of the wetlands and their indigenous wildlife.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$489.30
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