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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure

  • Private snorkeling tour in Kings Bay for a more personal manatee experience
  • Heated changing facility and towel service ensure a comfortable outing
  • Includes wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and hot drinks
Private Swim with Manatee Adventure
From US$477,00
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Private Manatee Tour Midday!
There is nothing better than having the boat to yourself for a manatee snorkel tour! Swim alongside the gentle giants on our professionally guide snorkel tours. The price includes all equipment, full
Private Manatee Tour Morning!
This is our first tour of the day, also one of the best times to see manatees!
Swim with Crystal River manatees on a private snorkeling tour that’s designed to get you as close to the manatees as possible without disturbing them. Exploring Crystal River in a private boat means you can move more quietly than on group tours, creating ideal conditions where manatees can comfortably approach you in the water.
What to Expect
Make your way to Plantation on Crystal River, where you meet your guide and get suited up in a provided wet suit in the heated changing facilities. Cruise into the manatee habitat in the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs, and then slip into the water when manatees are sighted.

Coffee, hot chocolate, and dry towels are available on the boat, and the in-water guide will take videos and photos throughout the tour (available for purchase). In colder weather, especially the season from November 15th through March 31st, manatees are even more plentiful, and the boat is fully enclosed during the winter months.

Interaction with the manatees is limited to “passive observation” to ensure your manatee encounter doesn’t harm the fascinating, slow-moving creatures, and this tour concludes at the original departure point.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brilliant Fun (even in Summer!) with Exceptional Guides

I was part of a private manatee swim/snorkel early on a Wednesday morning (7am), mid-July (today as I write this). Our guides/captains with Lance and Thaisy, and they were both terrific in finding a pair of manatees even with the water level higher than usual,...More

Thank OWTKJeff
Reviewed 6 days ago
Huge check on my bucket list

We went on a private tour with Captain Misty and Captain Memphis. They were amazing!!! Memphis had no trouble spotting a manatee, and Misty guided us in the water. We got up close and personal pictures with the manatee that Misty took with her Go...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 31 May 2018
One of the best things of my life

Getting to go and swim with manatees was AMAZING!! Captain Dustin was the best. He was so helpful and kind to the four of us and the manatees. He got amazing photos and videos of us - it was mind-blowing. Captin Bob was our boat...More

Thank Mpls223
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
An amazing experience

We had a wonderful time with captain Bob and guide Steve. They are very knowledgeable, very professional with the manatees. We had a beautiful encounter first with a playful female manatee and afterwards with a playful baby manatee. The baby was hugging me and my...More

Thank jola1467
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Highly recommend!

My daughter and I signed up for a semi-private tour and ended up being the only two on the tour. Captain Ross and Lance were our fearless leaders. Within minutes of the tour, we were in the water observing a small mating herd. It was...More

Thank Jennifer K
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