Manatee Kayak Encounter

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 6
Mobile ticket


Welcome to the Manatee Capital of the state of Florida. Between the 7 rivers that make up the waterways in our county, we estimate between 1, 200 and 1, 800 Manatees throughout the year making up over 25% of the Manatee population that live throughout Florida. Viewing Manatees from above the water in a kayak is an unforgettable experience. Book your tour now to view Manatees resting, feeding and swimming around in their natural habitat.


  • Kayak, Kayak Paddle, Lifejacket.

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661

We will be paddling on the Chassahowitzka River in the Wildlife Refuge.

Time of tour

08:00 AM

Meeting point

8690 Co Rd 480, Homosassa, FL 34448, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
April 2022

Drake was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the entire ecosystem. We got lucky and were able to see multiple manatees and it was such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to visit again!

April 2022

Needing a getaway from the stress of our jobs and the hectic environment of the world we booked a night kayak with Along the Banks and Drake. Not only did our group achieve the escape we craved but the experience exceeded our expectations. Drake is an amazing guide, personable and his love for...

February 2022

If you want someone who is knowledgeable, safety conscious, thorough, and just all around enjoyable, then Drake is the guide you want. We had an amazing time…saw Manatee, Alligators, baby gators, numerous fish and birds and Drake knew them all - plus their usual hangout areas. We definitely did...

January 2022

Manatee's within 3 minutes of hitting the water! This business took away the cookie cutter commercial processing you see with so many tours and kept it all about nature and the experience! Our guide was knowledgable and experienced on every aspect of the tour and knew the waterways extremely wel...

January 2022

The tour was really amazing with Drake. He knows all the birds and fishes and he can tell you so many things about the area. We saw a lot of beautiful corners and of course manatees :) we jumped also into the water in an area which looked like a lagoon. Thanks for that amazing day Drake.

December 2021

Great customer service and great tour. We could meet manatee and We would love to come back sometime again

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from US$61.75 / per person