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Swim with Manatees Adventure

Swim with Manatees Adventure

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Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full wetsuit, mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.60
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Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, and get an up-close, underwater view of the unique marine mammals. Since each boat is limited to six passengers, you’ll enjoy personalized assistance as you snorkel through clear water where manatees eat and swim. A provided wetsuit helps ensure you’re comfortable throughout the experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

Small group Manatee snorkeling tour with in water guide

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Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

Small Group Swim with Manatee Adventure

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One of the densest populations of West Indian manatees can be found in Crystal River, Florida. Swim alongside the gentle creatures on a trip into the river, with a wetsuit and snorkel mask included. Your guide, who navigates to the best spotting locations, accompanies you into the water in addition to taking souvenir photos available for purchase. To ensure your comfort, dry towels, hot drinks, and showers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.04
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Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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Get to know central Florida’s endangered manatees on this private, 3-hour tour and boat cruise. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in King’s Bay in the town of Crystal River — well known as the home of the manatee. Photos above and below the water will be taken throughout the tour and can be purchased later, if desired. Use of a mask, snorkel gear and wet suit, plus fees and beverages are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$602.64
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Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

Private Swim with Manatee Adventure in Crystal River

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Crystal River is home to one of the densest manatee populations in the country. With the trained eye of your guide, visit the best spotting locations to swim with the gentle giants of King’s Bay. The private tour ensures the full attention of your guide, as well as closer interaction with the manatees. For your comfort and convenience, wetsuits, hot drinks, and towel service are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$477.00
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Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

Homosassa Semi-Private Houseboat Swim with the Manatee Tour

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Explore the calm waters of the Homosassa head springs and see native manatees during this half-day tour. Begin with an introductory session about passive interaction, a way to swim with the manatees without disturbing their natural behavior. Get out on the water and jump in to swim around these docile giants, endangered and living only in this part of Florida. Learn about their biology and behavior from your certified captain and walk away with purchased photographs of your experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

Small Group VIP Manatee Pontoon Tour

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Swim with the manatees on a half-day pontoon boat tour of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a marine refuge designed to protect the threatened Florida manatee. Learn about the fascinating marine mammals on a tour designed for spotting manatees without disturbing them or disrupting their habitat, and explore a scenic Florida ecosystem. This small-group experience is limited to six people for personalized service, and all equipment, entrance fees, water and hot drinks, and snacks are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Manatee Tour

Private Manatee Tour

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Want to swim with the manatees but looking for a more private experience? Book a private tour for just your group to have the boat all to yourself. On this tour, you can bring up to 10 guests for the same price. Call for larger groups. We are committed to transparency, so all gear is included and there are no additional charges for anything!! Our boats are US Coast Guard Certified meaning they can safely accommodate more than 6 passengers, have all necessary safety equipment, and are in tip top shape. Dont fall for the "small tours" of "only 6" and get stuck on a clunker! Book with Explorida!! Swimming with the manatees is a once in a lifetime experience so do it right! Dont cram into a small dive shop. Spread out and enjoy plenty of space at Explorida! The Explorida Adventure Center offers a large, top notch facility that is climate controlled with indoor changing rooms for your privacy. We are dedicated to the customer experience and will not disappoint! Let us prove it!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

Private Manatee Snorkeling Tour

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Enjoy the beauty of Crystal River and the thrill of seeing our majestic wildlife on your own private, 4 hour tour. This longer tour allows our Captain to give you an extended journey around King's Bay where our in water guide will lead you in an encounter with our Florida Manatees. All equipment is included in the price, as well as hot and cold beverages and snacks. As an added bonus, we will include a USB drive with all of the photos and videos from your trip!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

Manatees and Rainbow River by SCUBA or Snorkel

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Spend a day exploring Florida’s Nature Coast on this tour that combines two adventures in one. First, observe manatees in their natural habitat. After a break for lunch, suit up to snorkel or scuba dive in Rainbow River. Along the way, look for many species of wildlife including otters, birds, turtles, alligator gar, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.60
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Private Scallop Quest - 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

Private Scallop Quest - 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

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Set out on a search for scallops during this private half-day tour from Homosassa. Citrus County is abundant with scallops and a great place to spend a day out on the water with friends and family. Harvest up to two gallons per person or ten per vessel and head back to shore to prepare these delicious morsels into a tasty meal.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.68
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Sensational Scalloping Collective - Semi-Private 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

Sensational Scalloping Collective - Semi-Private 6 Passenger Vessel from Homosassa

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Dive for scallops in the Gulf of Mexico with the opportunity to keep your harvest. On this semi-private tour, up to six people take to the water in search of these delectable mollusks. All equipment— including masks, snorkel gear, and scalloping bag—are included, and photo DVDs of the adventure are available for purchase. Look for marine life such as dolphins, sea turtles, and starfish while you hunt.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Scallop Picking Party

Private Scallop Picking Party

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Discover the fun of scallop picking on this 4.5-hour private tour for up to 10 people in Homosassa with a U.S. Coast Guard–certified captain. Just off the Homosassa River, you'll find some of the richest scallop grounds in Florida where you'll search for scallops with provided snorkeling gear.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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