Self-Drive Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- All necessary equipment included
- Close encounter with wildlife
You are encouraged to put on the provided mask and snorkel and go for a swim with the manatees while under the guidance of certified dive masters. Manatee season is October to March. Sightings are very common, however as the animals are wild, no guarantee that you’ll see a manatee can be made.
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Up close with a manatee
- Swim with manatees
- Cruise on Crystal River
- Rental snorkel and mask
- Local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Optional wetsuit rental (approx. US10.00)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 3 years
- Bathing suit
- Suntan lotion
- Insect repellant
- Camera / video camera / film
Reviewed by: Pamala C, May 2013
Had a Super time !! Would go again ! Thanks
Reviewed by: Kevin S, March 2014
The folks at the boat launch were very nice. The boat ride was pleasant enough. The manatees were plentiful, but most were gathered in a restricted area behind ropes. The Park Rangers were a bit overzealous for no reason. It's understood that you can't cross the ropes and nobody did. But what is the harm in actually touching the ropes? Give me a break!. The narrow inlet to the Three Sisters Springs became a bit of a bottleneck as it was very narrow and some "divers" had a hard time walking through the current. We were also disappointed that we were charged an extra $10 each for a wetsuit when the website clearly said that it was included in the $49 fee. Actually, I'm not sure that the wetsuit was even necessary. Bummer that law forbids touching these strange, gentle animals, but understandable, I guess.