Crystal River Guided Swim with the Manatees


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration3 hours
Guide LanguageMultiple
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At Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll find a truly unique experience: swimming with manatees. It’s the only spot in the world where you can hang with the gentle giants in their natural habitat, though you’ll want a guide to make sure you—and the manatees—have the best experience possible. With this tour, you’ll hop aboard a certified vessel with your in-water guide, snorkeling through the “Manatee Capital of the World.”


Travel through Kings Bay via US Coast Guard-certified vessel
Your guide doubles as your in-water photographer
Wetsuit and snorkel gear provided
With a maximum of 10 travelers, you'll get a more personalized experience


Hop aboard one of our safe, comfortable, and clean US Coast Guard certified vessels where you will join your Master Captain to embark on your journey into the Kings Bay refuge waters. Our master captains are trained to find manatees on your manatee tour, even in the offseason, and will deliver the best manatee tour in Crystal River, FL—every time. You will be paired with one of our expert in-water guides who will be with you every step of the way to assist in making your manatee tour safe and memorable. Your in-water guide will also serve as your professional photographer to capture your manatee swim memories, and those photos will be available for purchase upon arrival back to our facility. For this tour, all required gear is included at no additional charge.
You can swim with manatees in Citrus County, Florida. Swimming with the manatees is a privilege that is unique to Citrus County, which is why the small county has earned its world famous title of the ‘Manatee Capital of the World’. Nowhere else in the world can you legally swim with the manatees in their natural habitat, as you can do with us! When looking for things to do in Florida, add swimming with the manatees to the top of your list, and let Explorida be your guide!


Safe USCG Certified Boats
Bottled water
Float Noodles Provided
Snorkel Gear
In-Water Gude/Photographer


Photos and videos available for an additional fee at the end of your tour.

Additional Information

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Level One Snorkel Experience Recommended
  • Infants are still considered to take up a seat on a USCG Inspected Vessel. You must pay full price for an infant.

Guide Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.