Crystal River
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Our most recommended Crystal River River & Harbor Cruises

  • Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

    1. Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

    Swim and snorkel with one of the sea's most gentle creatures, the endangered Florida manatee. Visit beautiful Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and take an exhilarating airboat ride. This tour is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to escape Florida's predictable theme parks. Head to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee – where you can choose to snorkel or swim. If you are lucky, you may even get to interact with these beautiful creatures. At the very least, the boat excursion provides stunning, peaceful views of the natural Florida surroundings. After lunch, you'll enjoy a fully narrated airboat ride. You can also learn more about this southern state's wildlife from the knowledgeable tour guide. The remainder of the day includes a visit to one of Florida’s best kept secrets – Homosassa State Wildlife Park. Here, guests ...

    The boat team was great despite bad weather.they were safe,Made it enjoyable. The excursion bus team was great as well. They were informative and helpful. The change rooms at the manager facility need a roof. It was pouring rain and impossible to change from swimsuit into dry clothes.

  • Crystal River: Private Manatee Cruise

    2. Crystal River: Private Manatee Cruise

    Arrive at the marina and be fitted for wetsuits and gear followed by a short video about "Manatee Manners." Meet your captain and guide before beginning the cruise down the Indian River past the Archeological Park, Indian mounds, and St. Martin's Aquatic Preserve. Try to spot local birds such as egrets, herons, ospreys, bald eagles, and even golden eagles. You may also encounter river otters, wild pigs, deer, gators, and dolphins. Upon entering King's Bay, start looking for manatees. Examine the surface for their noses when they take a breath or their flat "footprints" from swimming in the shallow waters. Once manatees are located in a safe area, get geared up and enter the water to swim with them. Some will ignore you and just continue sleeping or eating, some will swim away, and the most curious ones will come over to meet you. Adhering to the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide Pri...

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What people are saying about Crystal River

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

This was the greatest!!! We were with Matt and Casey and they were so good to us. We got very lucky and got to see a mother and her calf. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The air boat ride was a lot of fun… good to see alligators in their home environment. Be prepared to get wet!!!

The boat team was great despite bad weather.they were safe,Made it enjoyable. The excursion bus team was great as well. They were informative and helpful. The change rooms at the manager facility need a roof. It was pouring rain and impossible to change from swimsuit into dry clothes.

Excellent! It was a perfect day! Swimming with the Manatee is an amazing experience. Guides were great! Instructions and communication before trip was was excellent. Will recommend to friends and family.

An absolutely wonderful long day. Swimming with the manatees, the wildlife refuge, and the air boat ride. Fantastic service from all involved. A lifetime memory for the books.

Amazing tour! The guide was knowledgeable and kind.