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Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Crystal River, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
  • Swim alongside manatees on a snorkeling adventure
  • Tour takes place in Kings Bay where manatees live year-round
  • Includes wetsuit, snorkel, and mask
  • Photos and videos of the tour are available for purchase
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Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
Coffee and/or Tea, Hot chocolate, bottle water
Towel Service
US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wetsuits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Plantation Adventure Center

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Swim with Manatees Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swim with Manatees Adventure.
What is the maximum group size during Swim with Manatees Adventure?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Swim with Manatees Adventure.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Fully inclusive trips whilst on boat with lovely hot chocolate, coffee water etc." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour if you are anywhere on the west coast." See review


836 Reviews
1 star

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Captain Laura and Guide Jacob set the stage for for an incredible experience. We will return during scallop season.asons
, Jun 2021
The professional crew allowed our family to safely interact with wild animals in their natural habitat. Excellent equipment, knowledgeable staff, refreshments, and more.
Awesome, Amazing, Incredible, Epic
, Jun 2021
Omg it was so amazing, to see the manatees up close and personal. The captain and Jake photographer were both so awesome. Jqke took hold of you and pulled you around in front of the manatee so he got a pic of you and it...sooo special. Didnt want it to end...
Better the Disney world
, Jun 2021
Amazing experience to be in the water with such magnificent animals. The captain and in water guide were great. They were able to get us close to the manatees and had wonderful customer service. This was better the Disney world m
We will be back to do this again so cool
, Jun 2021
It was one of the best experience we have ever had , we all had a blast. Thank you to our captain Memphis and our guide Henry. You guys rock .
Great experience!!!!
, Jun 2021
Every one was so nice and helpful! Our guide Jake and boat captain Memphis we’re great . They were very nice and talkative. The staff at the office were great as well .
Once in a lifetime experience
, Jun 2021
Laura and I think Mark ( I can’t remember his name) were amazing! They were so full of information and so fun to be around. We will definitely be back.
Breathtaking and refreshing
, Jun 2021
Guides great. Water clear and refreshing. Manatees were the highlight of the trip. They were so sweet and endearing
Another bucket list good time
, Jun 2021
Having a good time with my wife swimming up close to manatees. Also, visited springs. The captains were very informative and friendly. Fun time.
Absolutely Amazing
, Jun 2021
Everyone that worked there was so nice. The trip was amazing, a lot of swimming time. I would come back again.
Plantation Adventure Center swim with the manatees
, May 2021
Our trip date was Saturday, May 29th on a holiday weekend. This was the most amazing experience of my life! We saw 4 manatees and one was a baby. Our guide Dustin was phenomenal! He pulled each and every one of us (10 in our group) up close to the manatees and when they breached the water to breathe he snapped a photo with his go pro. He did this a few times with all of us. My husband and I wound up purchasing the adorable manatee flash drive that had all the pictures Dustin took of everyone even though we had our own go pro. Our driver Ed was really nice too. Dustin was very informative with the manatees and everything about the area. This was our first time doing this and he explained everything perfectly and I was super comfortable entering the water. This tour was worth every penny and think it was a fair price for such and amazing experience. I recommend this highly to everyone-kids alike. There should be a rating of infinity stars!
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