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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure

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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 5mm wet suits, mask, snorkel, towel service, hot chocolate, coffee, hot showers, boat coats and heated changing facility. This tour is for up to 6 people, call us for pricing on larger groups.
  • Private snorkeling tour in King's Bay for a more personal manatee experience
  • Heated changing facility and towel service ensure a comfortable outing
  • Includes wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and hot drinks
  • Two convenient morning departure times available
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, 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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Departure Point
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Use of Full 5mm wet-suits (for extra warmth), Mask & Snorkels
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, bottle water
  • Towel Service
  • US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide!
  • Boat Coats for cold mornings!
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
  • Gratuities
  • DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
  • Swimsuits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wet suits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

Misty and Steve provided a more-than-expected snorkeling adventure with the manatees. We swam with multiple manatees including mother and baby pairs. The education and equipment were excellent. We were on first excursion at 7 which was a plus. Misty expertly steered our little group away...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2019

Took semi private tour with Capitan Mark and Captain John, spent over a hour swimming with the manatees. It was a fantastic time both Mark and John were friendly and knowledgeable. I would suggest this for a family or friends. The semi private tour was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Amkeen
Reviewed 20 June 2019

The crew and staff at the Plantation Adventure Center were absolutely fabulous! Not only was the service superb, but our captain and guide were extremely knowledgable and respectful of the manatees. They were very careful to make sure that our group behaved appropriately around the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank James P
Reviewed 17 June 2019

We had a private tour with Capt Mark and Capt Ross. Even though this wasn’t a good time of year they located a bunch of manatees and got great video of our interaction. On top of that they took us to the Three Sisters Springs...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 12 June 2019

The incredible experience of getting up close and personal with the most gentle creatures on earth will be nearly impossible to beat! Bering a part of their world for an hour or two will take you away into the wonders of nature. Our kids continue...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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