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  3. Crystal River

Crystal River Florida 3-Hour Swim with Manatees

Product ID: 68311
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Swim and snorkel with amazing manatees at a stunning wildlife refuge in Crystal River. Explore the natural springs aboard a covered pontoon boat and get up close to the friendly sea cows.
About this ticket
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel with manatees in a 600-acre wildlife refuge
  • Benefit from the services of a captain and instructor certified by the Coast Guard
  • Explore the natural springs aboard a covered pontoon boat
Full description
Get back to nature and discover the home of the world’s largest population of endangered manatees in the winter on an adventure to Three Sisters Springs. Get the chance to interact with the curious, gentle giants in their natural habitat. 

Learn all about the animals in a classroom-type setting and get tips for your snorkel tour to make the most of your day. Hear about "passive interaction" that ensures that the animals enjoy the experience just as much as you do! Then, journey to the estuary with a Coast Guard captain aboard a covered pontoon boat. Marvel at the wildlife around you, and get up close to the sea cows as they move slowly through the water.

Head back to base camp to visit the one-of-a-kind gift shop and purchase unique souvenirs. Get tips on what to do in the Kings Bay area, along with directions from the well-informed staff to other local attractions and restaurants.
Includes
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Wetsuit
  • Bottled water
  • Parking
What’s Not Included
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Gratuities
  • Picture package

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

498 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be at least 3 years old to take part on group tours. Younger babies are allowed on a private tour
• Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Very young children must be calm and quiet in order to not scare the animals
• Children should be comfortable in the water and parents should stay close at all times for their safety
• Wetsuits are available in all sizes and there are snorkel vests and flotation noodles if kids need assistance staying at the surface without swimming
• It is important to have realistic expectations for a wild animal encounter. In the cooler weather the animals migrate to the area and congregate in the warm springs. When the weather warms they can move about. These are wild animals and their migration cannot be controlled. Early mornings are the best time to find the animals and the best chance of seeing them is near the springs. Cold weather means many manatees, and warmer weather means fewer manatees
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 137 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

River Ventures USA

Product ID: 68311