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Swim with Manatees Adventure

Crystal River, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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.
  • Swim alongside manatees on a snorkeling adventure
  • Tour takes place in Kings Bay where manatees live year-round
  • Includes wetsuit, snorkel, and mask
  • Photos and videos of the tour are available for purchase
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Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
Coffee and/or Tea, Hot chocolate, bottle water
Towel Service
US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Plantation Adventure Center and Manatee Tours, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wetsuits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Plantation Adventure Center

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Swim with Manatees Adventure?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swim with Manatees Adventure.
What is the maximum group size during Swim with Manatees Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Swim with Manatees Adventure.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Location is a little bit to find, name of the organization differences from the name which is on the building, that is really the only negative thing." See review
  • "Fully inclusive trips whilst on boat with lovely hot chocolate, coffee water etc." See review


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Fantastic Manatee Swim
, Feb 2021
Courtney & her team were terrific. While she was leading us in the water, she was updating us & making sure we saw as much as we could. She was amazing working with each of us to get those special pics of the manatees by our sides. Thank you for a great adventure.
Swim w manatees.
, Jan 2021
The spot we went to, the water was cloudy and there were only 2 or 3 manatees. Everyone crowded around the manatees and it was hard to get a good view. However, our guide did an outstanding job of making sure everyone had a view. He guided us up individually for a look. Unfortunately we had a couple aggressive guests who “hogged” the best views. And my wife (not a good swimmer) was squeezed out.
What an awesome experience!
, Jan 2021
Mark & Laura were amazing! I stayed up top with my son and still had a great view of the manatees. They came right up to the boat and played the whole time we were out!
Just do it.....
, Dec 2020
The staff very friendly and patient..this was highlight of my trip and will be back to do it again.the fish were huge and water clear.i loved it
Such a great day!
, Nov 2020
We went as a family. Captain Ed and Laura were the best! We saw several manatees and were lucky enough to have one hang around with us for probably 1/2 hour. We were able to be right near him and a few of us even got kisses! It was an extraordinary day.
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8 thumbs up (there were 4 of us)
, Nov 2020
Captain John, Memphis, and Laura are a top notch team to guide your trip. Excellent instruction and oversight throughout the entire excursion. These guys are a wealth of knowledge on manatees and the local area. Leave your camera on the boat right next to the hot chocolate and coffee and just enjoy your time. They’ll take all the pictures and videos you need and then some. The crew was great making sure that the kids got around the manatees and were very engaging making it a great trip for all ages. Can’t wait to do it again!
Perfect for seeing manatees
, Sep 2020
John and Memphis were great!! It was such a fun experience! I would highly recommend it!! We got to see a big manatee that was pregnant eating, and got to see two moms with two babies!! Super fun!
Amazing Manatee Experience!
, Jun 2020
This was a truly amazing experience. Stephanie and Memphis gave us a morning to remember. They were terrific guides and made sure we had a wonderful experience. My daughter got to play with a baby manatee! The pictures and video Stephanie took are priceless. We went for the 7am trip and highly recommend going early. It was so peaceful and we were leaving as the crowds started to arrive. Five Stars all the way!
Don’t miss this Adventure
, Jun 2020
We had an outstanding time and our guides Dennis, Courtney and Capt Mike were exceptional in their training, expertise and I would recommend this for anyone of all ages who are comfortable in the water. Great experience
, Mar 2020
Fabulous time with captain Ed and Memphis! Loved getting up close and personal with the manatees- one even gave me a hug! Would definitely come back.

Product code: 62758P1

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