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Crystal River

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice get away to visit some of the beautiful springs in the area and there are plenty. If you like to snorkel and with some luck swim with manatees, this is one of those places.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Angiefl
Reviewed 6 days ago

This river is the place to be if you want to see Manatees! There are lots of freshwater springs which are easily accessible. Put it on your bucket list!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea that this was such a special and historic state park. The boardwalk in particular was most beautifully constructed, but there were little surprises everywhere. Something for everybody! We took the half-hour boat tour and were thrilled to view the springs and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank j_yesno
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is why we came to Crystal River to see the Manatees, we were not lucky this time as the temperature was very high and the Manatees go out to see when the River gets to warm, the area is lovely though and the ranger...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sonyaclairelewis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here hoping to see Manatees but it was so much more. We hiked the trails around the springs. Everyone working there was extremely nice and knowledgeable. We encountered many different kinds of birds and plants on our hike. The water color was crystal...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 625pennyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crystal River is a great mix of quaint and modern. The springs are gorgeous. The manatee experience is unmatched.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank williammL1450QX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pretty there! The manatees were so cute! execellent scenery and we went at the perfect time to see the manatees! I exremely recomend it!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bella R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to get up and close to these gentle giants! The river is 72 degrees all year round and they come in between November and March. Saw a couple of mothers and babies.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether manatees,turtles and fish are your thing or kayaking on the river crystal river has something for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeannine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably should have been there a couple of weeks earlier, since the water had warmed up enough that the manatees had moved out of Three Sisters springs and into the bay, where the water's not as clear. The whole experience wasn't what we thought it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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4 March 2019|
Response from basset55 | Reviewed this property |
I’m no manatee expert, and the visit I wrote about was the first time we’d been to that part of Florida - but, if I understand my reading and the boat guides correctly, April is too late in the year to see big concentrations... More
19 January 2019|
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Response from debracleary | Reviewed this property |
Pay the $5 for the random business lots on the way that are trying to make a little money during the festival. You’ll do plenty of walking at the Festival!! Enjoy it!
6 January 2019|
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Response from Howard W | Reviewed this property |
February. Manatees here in numbers until mid march. Try airbnb for reasonable accommodation. (Home of the Manatees).