Self Drive: Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
Guided Eco Tours within Kings Bay, Crystal River centered around the Florida Manatees in their natural environment. Expert captains and in water guides will escort you into Kings Bay in search of the Florida Manatee, our favorite endangered endearing marine mammal. Swimming with manatees is a unique opportunity to see them up close and personal in a passive respectful manner. All tours are conducted in accordance with manatee viewing guidelines set forth by USFWS, with the manatee’s well-being at heart.
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What's included :
- Swim with manatees
- Cruise on Crystal River
- Rental snorkel and mask
- Local taxes
What's excluded :
- Wetsuit rental (approx. US10.00)
- Transportation to Manatee Swim
Drive yourself to the Crystal River, and when you arrive, you'll join a team of manatee experts for a narrated boat cruise on the picturesque river, home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees. These large, docile aquatic mammals (sometimes called "sea cows") are under threat due to loss of habitat.
You are encouraged to put on the provided mask and snorkel and go for a swim with the manatees while under the guidance of certified dive masters. Manatee season is October to March. Sightings are very common, however as the animals are wild, no guarantee that you’ll see a manatee can be made.
• Manatee Tour and Dive, 36 NE 4th St, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA
Departure Point :36 NE 4th St, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 3 years
- We recommend that you bring:
- Bathing suit
- Suntan lotion
- Insect repellant
- Underwater Camera / video camera / film
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Post COVID-19 Safety Updates - We politely request that you refrain from taking this tour should you start displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you are at a high risk of contracting the disease. All driver/guides will be required to wear masks. Face masks are recommended but not mandatory, so please bring your own if you wish to wear one. All safety guide lines regarding vehicle sanitation will be followed.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.