Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer


3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 11
Mobile ticket

Overview

Swim alongside the gentle giantson our professonally guides snorkles tours. Our tours include: full 5mm wet suits, mask, snorkel, hot chocolate, coffee, water and towel service. All our tours leave from our onsite private docks, with heated changing facility and hot showers!! This is a small-group tour of 14 travelers.

Description

Itinerary

Crystal River offers the best location to see and interact with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, also known as gentle giants. Unlike other areas of Florida, the federal government allows for "passive observation" in the water between manatees and people in Kings Bay. This allows face-to-face interaction with manatees. We provide pre-tour education on passive observation and how to get the best experience during the tour. We also offer a hotel package including accommodations and breakfast with your Florida manatee tour.

Swimming with the manatees and exploring the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs is extremely popular. Manatee tour experiences are best done by snorkeling while wearing wet suits, making the interaction as silent as possible. This way the manatees are more inclined to approach and get close. We maintain new suits and snorkel gear, all included in our manatee tours, as well as full-service facilities for changing. Your in-water guide will be taking videos and pictures of your manatee experience, which will be available for purchase at the dive shop. All our tour boats are fully enclosed in the winter time to protect our customers

Stop At:

• Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
• Plantation Adventure Center, 9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL 34429-5376

Inclusions

  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Coffee and/or Tea, Hot chocolate, bottle water
  • Towel Service
  • US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
  • Swimsuits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wetsuits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Children most be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age requirement of 6 years old
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Candi W
May 2022

Jake and crew were amazing! Super fun experience. We got up close and personal with manatees! Face to face. We learned how to view manatees in the open water.

Kayla_K
May 2022

Very cool. Saw lots of manatees. Instructors were knowledgeable and nice. They made it more fun and they were very accommodating

O5070JXyvonnes
May 2022

Captain Cory was a great guide. Found the manatees right away and really knew how to make the best of your visit. Captain Ray had great knowledge and has an eye for the manatees.

Colin_H
May 2022

I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to do this having lived in Florida most of my life. This was one of the most amazingly fun and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had the opportunity to do.

Colleen_M
May 2022

Corey and Christian made sure are experience was amazing. Corey was amazing with first time snorkelers. Having them as our captains made the experience even better. We went on the manatees “off season” but they made sure to find us a spot were we got to swim with 10/15. We plan on coming back e...

Victoria_B
May 2022

The whole experience was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly guides and staff. Would definitely recommend and return for another tour!

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