- 209 Ratings
Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Crystal River
Swim alongside gentle giants on a snorkeling tour that gets you up-close and personal with manatees. Dive into the emerald waters of the Crystal River to see all the underwater beauty of this wildlife refuge.
What You Will Do
- Swim with manatees during a three-hour snorkeling tour of Crystal River, the preferred gathering place for manatees in Florida
- See these gentle sea cows up-close: Snap memorable photos in these crystal-clear waters perfect for great shots
- Dive into welcoming waters where the average temperature is a tropical 72 degrees throughout the year
- Follow your professional guide to the best spots for swimming with your new friends in Kings Bay and the Crystal River
- Three-hour guided snorkeling tour
- 209 Ratings
Very friendly outfit. We were taken to a lovely spring area and saw a baby and mother manatee, great trip!
The manatee tour with the Crystal River Dive Center was an incredible experience. The folks at the center were kind, courteous, and informative. They take the time to review proper behavior around manatees to protect and keep them safe. The captain of the boat made an extra stop, where more manatees were located. The Center's swimmer was helpful and a great guide for the trip. Overall, the experience was excellent.
Had a great time, the people running the tour knew what they were doing.
The temperature of the Gulf warmed up, allowing most of the manatees to leave the bay. Even though, we were able to still find a few still in the bay and were able to snorkel in the crystal clear spring water.
Beautiful day and only two of us on the voyage! Thanks!
Excellent boat trip to snorkel with the manatees with my family. Experienced boat captain and his snorkeling assistant. He was very informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend Crystal River Lodge Dive Center. This is a great experience.
Super moment dans une ambiance très chaleureuse
Thank you very much. It was great....
Captain Judge and our swimmer Ryan were absolutely wonderful. We got to see several manatees both while snorkeling and from the boat. This is my second visit with this company and I would return for another visit and would definitely recommend to others.
The staff was wonderful! Wetsuits, masks, and snorkels were in great shape. Very close to Three Sisters where we swam with dozens of manatees.
Showed all the different spots.
Judge was very knowledgeable, and Brittany was awesome.
Early tour was good to see Manatees. Guide was informative and friendly. We were in good spot @ 3 Sisters location and were able to be as close as could be to Manatees.Good value.
A great experience!
Had a great time would recommend this to everyone we know.
Friendly and professional staff with a good sense of humor. Saw Manatees and had a nice boat ride in the bay.
The snorkeling was great. I will come again.
Very personable and friendly. Had a great time
Captain Judge was great s five star. However we were disappointed that it was in a residential area. Plus the water was still Merky in places. The bear part was that Captain Judge made sure we got to see the manatee. He took us to several places to ensure we were able to see and snorkel with manatee.
Would like to have seen more manatees (our guide put us on only one - found by others with a crowd present).
Amazing experience for our first time. Our Tour Guide was amazing and made the tour so much more fun.
Teen kids loved it! They want to come back.
Although we were doing the tour in likely the worst time of the year we were able to find some manetees. We also went to the natural springs and saw other fish and did some diving.
Our captain was extremely nice and helpful. However, I feel more information when booking would have been helpful, such as what we would need to bring to the dive center, towels, waterproof bag for camera/ phone etc. A small bank of lockers or a secure place for car keys/wallets would have been useful rather than having to ask. There was only one restroom, so changing was difficult. I was aware that this time of year is not ideal to interact with the manatees, however, due to stormy weather we were late leaving the dive center and early returning. No portion of the cost was offered to be returned OR credited for a further trip. I live just over an hour away and plan on returning during the winter with my 2 granddaughters. It would be good business to have offered a $10 discount towards another trip.
Only two of us on our tour, but the captain was very friendly and took us right to the springs and manatees
Captain Randy went above & beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our trip.