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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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$63.60
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Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River Manatee Swim in Kings Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this boat tour. 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 afterward, 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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$74.16
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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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$69.00
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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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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, and get an up-close, underwater view of the unique marine mammals. Since each boat is limited to six passengers, you’ll enjoy personalized assistance as you snorkel through clear water where manatees eat and swim. A provided wetsuit helps ensure you’re comfortable throughout the experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Manatee Snorkeling Tours

Manatee Snorkeling Tours

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Swim with manatees on this nature-focused Crystal River tour. Appreciate these majestic animals in their natural habitat, under the watchful eye of an in-the-water guide who strives to ensure safe and respectful interactions between human and manatee at all times. Tours include snorkeling gear at no additional cost, and professional underwater photos are available for purchase after the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.62
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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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Swim With Manatees With In Water Guide And Photographer

Swim With Manatees With In Water Guide And Photographer

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Our three hour guided "Swim With the Manatees" tour is our number one attraction. You will get to experience manatees up close and personal and your tour with us is limited to 10 visitors maximum. It is a very private experience with our local manatees that you will never forget. We have top of the line equipment and our guides are locals who know our waters very well so you can spot several manatees. You will learn the right way to interact with these amazing animals through passive observation and learn all about our ecosystem here in Crystal River.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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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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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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$102.78
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Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

Water Bike Rental in Crystal River

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This is a great way to see the sights and everything going on below you in the water from the BEST perspective. Our water bikes are human-powered and is the best eco-friendly way to get around the area to see everything Crystal River has to offer. You can see manatees swim directly underneath your bike, which is an incredible view to experience. The water bikes easily hold up to 300 pounds and have adjustable seats for all different heights of riders.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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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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Guided Kayak Eco-Tour of Crystal River

Guided Kayak Eco-Tour of Crystal River

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Join us on a journey through the beautiful waters of our 640 acre King's Bay. Throughout the expedition, you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful nature and wildlife that we are known for including over 70 freshwater springs including the best spring, which is Three Sister Springs. You will have the opportunity to possibly view dolphins, manatees, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and many more of the local wildlife.  There will be plenty of chances to take pictures on our guided tours and a picture package will be available for purchase at the end of your tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.99
$59.99
$6.00 savings
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Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

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Explore the calm waters of the Homosassa head springs and see native manatees during this half-day tour. Begin with an introductory session about passive interaction, a way to swim with the manatees without disturbing their natural behavior. Get out on the water and jump in to swim around these docile giants, endangered and living only in this part of Florida. Learn about their biology and behavior from your certified captain and walk away with purchased photographs of your experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.74
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$83.74
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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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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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4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River

4 Hour Single Kayak Rental In Crystal River

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Full Day Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People

Full Day Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
per group
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$60.00
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4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People

4 Hour Tandem Kayak Rental For Two People

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We have the newest rental equipment in Crystal River with top-notch customer service. Our kayaks are Crescent Kayaks, which are top-rated for stability and very easy to paddle as well.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$537.07
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Deck Boat Rental on Homosassa River

Deck Boat Rental on Homosassa River

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Experienced boaters: this 19-foot Starcraft deck boat is just the toy you need for cruising the waters of the Homosassa River. Boasting a four-stroke, 115-horsepower Yamaha engine, this vessel has plenty of “get up and go.” Bench seating, a Bimini top, hydraulic steering, and abundant storage make this an ideal boat for a day of fishing or cruising with your loved ones.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.82
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Private Boat Tours, Scalloping, Manatee Swim, River and Gulf Tours

Private Boat Tours, Scalloping, Manatee Swim, River and Gulf Tours

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Guest-centric, flexible and fun way to boat on the Homosassa River and Gulf of Mexico. Time of tours designed to be most comfortable for our guests
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
Price varies by group size
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$175.00
Price varies by group size

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy the beauty of Crystal River and the thrill of seeing our majestic wildlife on your own private, 4 hour tour. This longer tour allows our Captain to give you an extended journey around King's Bay where our in water guide will lead you in an encounter with our Florida Manatees. All equipment is included in the price, as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. As an added bonus, we will include a USB drive with all of the photos and videos from your trip!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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