Florida Manatee Adventures, Crystal River

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Manatee Adventures Manatee Tours

All manatee tours are approximately 4 hours long. We will embark on a scenic river tour, to an area of fresh-water springs, where you will swim with manatees.

When we arrive at the springs, you are encouraged to swim in the water for an up-close experience with the manatees. If you prefer not to swim, you can remain on board and view the manatees from our tour boat.

Manatees are gentle mammals. They do not pose a threat or danger. Small children can even swim with manatees as long as they are safe being in water.

Manatee Etiquette

When you swim with manatees, you will feel the urge to swim towards or after the manatees, but we ask that you resist the urge to do so. Chasing manatees is considered harassment and is actually against the law.

Manatees are usually very curious by nature and it is common for them to swim near you. So be patient and you should get plenty of close-up views of the manatees. If they come right up close to you, it is fine to hold out your hand and gently touch them.

We all cherish the time we get to swim with manatees. They are so friendly, curious and gentle. They are downright adorable. We all hope that they continue to flourish for generations to come!

Respecting them by respecting the rules will help them with their struggle for existence.
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  • We had a great day with Captain Greg. He knew exactly where to find the Manatees, and had no problem with us, along with our three year old daughter going at our own pace.  more »
  • We booked our private tour with Florida Manatee Adventures because they were pet friendly. We booked and paid a month early to ensure our tour would be private. We arrived at the designated...  more »
  • Captain Fred was amazing! Very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and funny. If we ever decide to come by Crystal River again we will definitely book the manatee adventure again.
  • So pleased with our manatee tour, our guide was so kind, friendly and very knowledgeable. Our family had a great time!

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