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Guided Underwater Swim with Manatees

by River Ventures
per traveler Price is $68
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Features animals

Highlights

  • Education on magical manatees & tips on safe snorkeling

  • Estuary thriving with birds, fish, manatees & other wildlife

  • Gentle manatees that swim, glide & interact with curiosity

  • Certified Coast Guard instructor assists you in the water

  • Keepsake photos of your interaction with the manatees

Highlights

  • Education on magical manatees & tips on safe snorkeling

  • Estuary thriving with birds, fish, manatees & other wildlife

  • Gentle manatees that swim, glide & interact with curiosity

  • Certified Coast Guard instructor assists you in the water

  • Keepsake photos of your interaction with the manatees

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10:15 AM, Manatee Swim in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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6:15 AM, Manatee Swim in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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7:15 AM, Manatee Swim in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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9:15 AM, Manatee Swim in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Guided Underwater Swim with Manatees

Activity Location

River Ventures Tour Center

498 SE Kings Bay

Crystal River 34429

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • River Ventures Tour Center

    498 SE Kings Bay

    Crystal River 34429


Description

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.

Your adventure begins by meeting your guide at the River Ventures office in Crystal River. Take a seat in a comfortable classroom-like setting to learn about the area’s eco-system and the marvelous manatee. Get fitted for your gear and then make your way to the dock, where you board the pontoon boat and head out on the water.

As you cruise out into the estuary, keep your eyes peeled for birds above and fish below as you approach a spot where manatees can be found. With the assistance of your guide, submerge yourself in the water, snorkeling alongside these captivating creatures. Watch as they swim past you, gliding underwater as they watch you approach with the utmost curiosity. Your guide snaps photos of you and the manatees throughout your interaction, ensuring you have memories to last a lifetime. After your underwater excursion, climb back onto the boat and return to shore.


Inclusions

  • Guided manatee snorkeling tour

  • Wet suit

  • Snorkel gear


Exclusions

  • Photos


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are not allowed.

  • Maximum group size is 16 people.

  • You must be able to swim on your own.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Guided Underwater Swim with Manatees ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Mar 16, 2020

What an incredible experience.Our guide Trish and captain Wade led us to interacting with 3 manatees- 2 adults and a baby. It was my first time snorkeling and they were very patient. I learned to snorkel and got to be incredibly close to manatees- it was a memorable experience.

Theresa D

United States

5/5 Feb 14, 2020

An absolutely amazing experience! Our captain Rhonda and guide Gavin were both wonderful, and we were able to spend the morning snorkeling/hovering over a sleeping manatee. I couldn't have asked for more. The staff was professional and friendly, and seemed to care about protecting this gentle creature and not causing any harm to them or their environment. I would highly recommend this experience!!

Colleen Q

United States

1/5 Aug 9, 2019

The best time ever! Captain Irish Dave was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the area & local wildlife. We definitely will be back & asking for another trip with Irish Dave!!!

Patricia W

United States