Crystal River awaits: its riverfront, wildlife, library, and more!

A scenic riverfront, wildlife, and top sights like Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park—discover it all in Crystal River.

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Swimming, Rivers and Nature

Top Hotels in Crystal River

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs
2.5 out of 5
20052 Brooks St, Dunnellon, FL
$75/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.6/5Exceptional! (473 reviews)

Situated in Dunnellon, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Rainbow River and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Rousseau and K.P. Hole County Park. El Diablo Golf & Country ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (473 reviews)

"I liked that the rooms were a little more spacious so did not been overly crowded with two kids."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Comfort Suites near Rainbow Springs
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Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3 out of 5
9301 W Fort Island Trl, Crystal River, FL
$103/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.2/5Very Good! (1,173 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Hunter ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,173 reviews)

"Everyone was very friendly Room was not as clean as I would have liked"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Plantation on Crystal River, Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River
2 out of 5
2380 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL
$55/night
Sep 5 - Sep 6
3.6/5Good! (1,088 reviews)

Situated on a river, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Crystal River Watersports Marina and within 3 mi (5 km) of Crystal River Archaeological State Park and ...

3.6/5Good! (1,088 reviews)

"being right on the water was great. I wish I was aware that I had to rent the boat slip prior to coming because they were full, but I'll know next time."…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Crystal River

Top activities in Crystal River

Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride
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Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride

$139

A perfect opportunity to escape from the theme parks and see what Florida is really all about! After breakfast, it’s off to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee.

Manatee Swim & Snorkel Guided Crystal River Tour
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Manatee Swim & Snorkel Guided Crystal River Tour

$63

Mother approved with no age limit. American Pro Diving Center helps visitors and locals explore the clear, teeming waters of Florida with year-round manatee tour adventures. This tour is for both swimmers and riders.

Gulf Airboat Cruise & Dolphin Quest
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Gulf Airboat Cruise & Dolphin Quest

$52

Cruise out on an airboat for a thrilling ride through Homosassa's picturesque waters. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you zip through the Homosassa River, beautiful estuaries, backwaters, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Crystal River Inshore Fishing
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Crystal River Inshore Fishing

$119

Join an expert guide as you travel through the beautiful backwaters of Crystal Bay and Crystal River Park. With help from an expert captain, seek out the hot spots for landing snook, redfish, tarpon, spotted sea trout, and even grouper.

Guided Underwater Swim with Manatees
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Guided Underwater Swim with Manatees

$68

Immerse yourself in the spring-fed waters of King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge to swim and snorkel alongside fascinating manatees. Join a certified Coast Guard guide for an informative lesson about these marine mammals, then hop aboard a pontoon boat and head out to the estuary to swim with the manatees.

Fresh n Salty Tour
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Fresh n Salty Tour

$104

Your exploration begins in our dive shop with getting fitted for set suits, masks, fins and snorkels that are all included in your price. Once fitted, you'll watch a short video on passive observation of manatees. Then you'll board our pontoon boats or skiff with no more than 6 guests.

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