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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure provided by Plantation Adventure Center

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Overview
Florida’s Crystal River, with its warm springs, is one of the best-known spots for viewing and snorkeling with manatees. On this small-group manatee adventure you swim with West Indian manatees on a boat tour that gets you up close and personal with these friendly mammals. All snorkeling equipment and wetsuits are included, as are warm drinks and dry towels for maximum comfort.
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You'll start at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USADeparture Point: Plantation on Crystal River Address: Plantation Adventure Center
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    Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Plantation Adventure Center
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
9301 W Fort Island Trail
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USADeparture Point: Plantation on Crystal River Address: Plantation Adventure Center
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Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel with the gentle West Indian manatees in Kings Bay
  • Small group tour allows for face-to-face interaction with the manatees
  • Wetsuits, mask, snorkels, towels, hot chocolate and hot showers available
  • Guide photographs your experience, with photos available for purchase
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Plantation on Crystal River for a brief education session at the dive shop to go over the rules of swimming with manatees and learn the best ways to approach the animals in the water. From here, a US Coast Guard-certified captain leads you out into Kings Bay. Once manatees are spotted, your guide leads you into the water where you have the chance to swim and snorkel alongside the gentle giants. Your guide photographs the highlights of your swimming with manatees experience, and photos are available for purchase after your tour. Only six people per boat guarantees a more personalized experience and all snorkeling equipment is provided with the tour. Complimentary dry towels, boat coats, hot chocolate, and coffee keep you warm on the boat. The tour ends at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Full 5mm wet-suits (for extra warmth), Mask & Snorkels
  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, bottle water
  • Towel Service
  • US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide!
  • Boat Coats for cold mornings!
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Plantation Adventure Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
  • Swimsuits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wet-suits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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Annie wrote a review Today
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It was awesome! We saw a lot of manatees. The captains were very informative and fun. It was a very comfortable trip and I highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Pam R wrote a review Yesterday
Kennesaw, Georgia8 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend! Captains Mark and Dustin made this adventure very special for our family! Our guide Mark was a former Army NCO and a disabled veteran. He spent over a year at Walter Reed and was told he would never walk. Well, he walks now. And he speaks with nothing but
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Date of experience: May 2020
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RichardHornsby wrote a review 25 May
Orlando, Florida32 contributions16 helpful votes
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Captains Dustin and Mark really know their stuff and care about the manatees and Crystal River environment. Most importantly though, they showed our two children (10 and 8) a wonderful time. We went during the summer when there are fewer manatees, but we managed to find several
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Amanda S wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Captains John and Ray made for an awesome adventure! They were very knowledgeable and personable, and truly made the time fun!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brooke S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Orlando, Florida8 contributions
Seriously the best possible experience! Dallas and Memphis were a blast, and did a great job at getting us exactly what we came for! Manatee!! I’m sorry that I can’t remember the name of the wonderful lady working at the desk. She monkey-sat for us (my 7 year old has a sock
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Plantation Adventure Center
AimeesAweAdventures
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Guides were great!
All I can say is what a great experience! We booked a private manatee tour with John and Mark. John was so great wi
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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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429dinar
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What An Experience!
Wow! I have always heard how great this tour was...it was absolutely amazing! Let me start by saying from the tim
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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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KrizFam
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Excellent Manatee in counter
This was an excellent location and people are great. They provide very thick wet suits, so thick that we floated wi
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JAScholten
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magnificent
We had a trip in the afternoon in mid march and we enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately we don't remember the names
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tandcwalt
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Absolutely Amazing!
We had a great week at the Plantation and the Plantation Adventure Center was the main reason! Thanks for a great
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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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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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PaigePerry
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Most AMAZING experience
Had the most amazing experience with Dallas and Memphis checking this off my bucket list! They were so fun and got
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HeatherNashville
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Just an AWESOME trip!
Thank you Captain Memphis and our guide Dallas. We were barely on the boat before they spotted a manatee. It ended
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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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32jamesa
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Manatee snorkel adventure with Capt. Memphis and Dallas
This has been the highlight of our trip. Dallas and Memphis really know their craft! They know where to find the ma
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401juliez
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Manatees and more
Dallas & Memphis did an amazing job! They are patience with the kids especially. We got to get up close with 6 beau
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  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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