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Itinerary
Meet your guide at Plantation on Crystal River for a brief education session at the dive shop to go over the rules of swimming with manatees and learn the best ways to approach the animals in the water. From here, a US Coast Guard-certified captain will lead you out into Kings Bay.

Once manatees are spotted, your guide leads you into the water where you have the chance to swim and snorkel alongside the gentle giants. Your guide photographs the highlights of your swimming with manatees experience, and photos will be available for purchase after your tour.

Only six people per boat guarantees a more personalized experience and all snorkeling equipment is provided with the tour. Complimentary dry towels, boat coats, hot chocolate, and coffee keep you warm on the boat.

The tour ends at the departure point.
Locations visited
Plantation Adventure Center
Overview
Florida’s Crystal River, with its warm springs, is one of the best-known spots for viewing and snorkeling with manatees. On this small-group manatee adventure you swim with West Indian manatees on a boat tour that gets you up close and personal with these friendly mammals. All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included, as are warm drinks and dry towels for maximum comfort.
Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel with the gentle West Indian manatees in Kings Bay
  • Small group tour allows for face-to-face interaction with the manatees
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkels, towels, hot chocolate and hot showers available
  • Guide photographs your experience, with photos available for purchase
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Swim with the Manatees!

Today was our daughters 3rd Birthday....and she had a BLAST! Captain Steve and Captain Memphis were AWESOME! The 5 of us had the best time! They were very informative and funny! Can't wait to come back in January!

Thank Mindy V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent experience. Highly recommend.

Captain Misty and Thaisy were wonderful. They were both knowledgeable and we were able to swim with the manatee. They took us to a few different places where we were able to snorkel and see the springs. I would highly recommend doing the small group...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Early morning Manatee Family

My wife and I had read their warnings ahead of time that the mantatee population was going to be low when we went for our honeymoon in mid July. We followed their advice and booked a semi private tour at their earliest time slot to...More

Thank ConnorSummach
Reviewed 9 July 2018
One of the best experiences EVER

My mom and I are still buzzing from our manatee tour with Captains Dustin and Memphis! We went on the 7:00 AM manatee tour this past Friday and it was truly an incredible experience. This has been my mom's #1 bucket list item for years...More

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 28 June 2018
wow, amazing swim with Captain Lance and Ross

Before going on the trip I wasent sure which company to book a manatee swim with but i am so glad i went with Plantation. I knew that going on June 23rd meant there was less manatees in the area but Captain Lance and Ross...More

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They take a series of photos and video images which you can purchase at the end of the trip. While I typically never buy these packages, we had so many close encounters that I couldn't resist. There is a gift shop so they... More
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