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Crystal River Small Group Swim with Manatee Tour

Product ID: 151070
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Enjoy a high-end experience at an affordable price and explore the home of manatees aboard a luxury pontoon boat. Embark on a 4-hour cruise through King's Bay Wildlife Refuge and encounter the gentle giants up close and personal.
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • Swim with manatees
  • Learn about the animals in a classroom type setting
  • Encounter the curious creatures in their natural habitat
  • Get treated like a VIP aboard the comfortable pontoon boat
  • Enjoy coffee, tea, hot cocoa, juice, water and cocktails on board
Full description
Swim with manatees in the spring-fed King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge in Crystal River, home to the world’s largest population of the endangered creatures during the winter. Encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Benefit from the services of a Coast Guard certified captain and in-water educator and photographer. Learn about the animals in a classroom-type setting and get tips to make the most of your day. Hear about passive interaction to make sure that the animals enjoy the experience just as much as you do!

Then, suit up and board a covered pontoon boat to immerse yourself in the manatees' world. Be treated like royalty aboard the boat and see the wildlife refuge in style. Return to the facility at the end of your adventure and visit the one-of-a-kind gift shop! Hear about other local attractions and restaurants, and get answers to any questions you may have before you depart.
  • Wetsuits
  • Masks
  • Snorkels
  • Coffee, tea and hot cocoa on board
  • Guide/captain
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Photo packages

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Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's facility at 498 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, Florida 34429.

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Important information
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• Participants must be over 3 years old to take part
• Participants should be comfortable in the water and able to go up and down a short ladder to board the boat
• The customized pontoon seats up to 6 people and offers a comfortable and more personalized experience 
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River Ventures USA

Product ID: 151070