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Swim with Manatee Adventure! provided by Plantation Adventure Center

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Overview
Come nose-to-nose with Florida manatees during this Crystal River snorkeling tour. Get outfitted with a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel and receive an educational orientation before jumping in with the giant sea creatures. In addition, the in-water guide captures videos and photos, which are available for purchase. For maximum manatee sightings, book in the winter months.
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You'll start at
Plantation Adventure Center and Manatee Tours
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USALocated on property at the Plantation on Crystal River
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  • 1
    Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Plantation Adventure Center
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Plantation Adventure Center and Manatee Tours
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USALocated on property at the Plantation on Crystal River
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Highlights
  • Crystal River is home to a large endangered manatee population in winter
  • Wetsuits, hot chocolate are included in the manatee adventure
  • The in-water guide takes videos and photos that are available for purchase
  • The on-site docks feature a heated changing facility with showers
What to Expect
Make your way to the Plantation on Crystal River. First, get a brief education about interacting with manatees, an important step as the federal government stipulates "passive observation" between manatees and people in Kings Bay. Then, get suited up with a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel to explore the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs. Although manatees inhabit the area’s water year-round, more of them migrate to the warm springs during the winter months, starting in mid-November, when Florida water temperatures drop. In winter, the tour boats are fully enclosed to protect passengers from the cold elements. Plus, coffee, hot chocolate, water, and dry towels are provided. As is the case with any animal- and water-related experiences, the amount of manatee interaction is dependent on weather, tides, time of the day, and the behavior of the other swimmers. The tour ends at the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plantation Adventure Center and Manatee Tours, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Coffee, Hot chocolate, bottle water
  • Towel Service
  • US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
  • Swimsuits
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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P6107MHmarilynb
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Manatee Swim
Captains Memphis & Stephanie were experts at knowing locations to swim with many manatees. Stephanie also took the
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annmA9559WS
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Manatee swim
It was awesome! We saw a lot of manatees. The captains were very informative and fun. It was a very comfortable
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4reelz
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The best around!
Highly recommend! Captains Mark and Dustin made this adventure very special for our family! Our guide Mark was
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RichardHornsby
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Great Family Adventure
Captains Dustin and Mark really know their stuff and care about the manatees and Crystal River environment. Most im
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UFgator1994
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Friday Night Sunset Cruise
Stopped in Crystal River for the night on a last minute trip to Boca Grande so booked the sunset cruise for the fou
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keliap2020
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Family day
We had a very relaxed and amazing time. Our Captain was the best!! He knew a lot about the area and the manatees,
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BehrmanBunch
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So. Much. Fun!
We had a wonderful time today, definitely memories the kids will remember! Captains Mark and Dustin were great and
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amandasR8436CP
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Captains John and Ray were Wonderful!
Captains John and Ray made for an awesome adventure! They were very knowledgeable and personable, and truly made th
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299brookes
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Dallas and Memphis are the best!
Seriously the best possible experience! Dallas and Memphis were a blast, and did a great job at getting us exactly
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329trishk
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Manatee
OMG this was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life, the manatee are such gentle giants. Of everyth
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586summerp
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5 stars
We had a blast! Captain Memphis and Captain Ray were FANTASTIC! They were courteous and knowledgeable. Our Capta
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Tim S
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Great cruise take if if you get a chance
One of the best cruises we have been on. Crew went above and beyond making sure everyone had a great time,pointed o
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NJ W
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Wonderful experience
Great wet suits made the 0700 excursion comfortable. Dallas and Memphis worked hard to make the excursion fun and
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robbyt497
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Too fun
Went on a trip with some friends who came down from Missouri, we had a blast! Dallas and Memphis were both great an
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573krissyr
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Dallas and Memphis are the Best!!!!
It was my daughters 11th birthday and we did the swim with manatee tour! It was amazing!!!! Dallas and Memphis...ou
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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