- 154 Ratings
Manatee Tour and Swim in Crystal River
Spend three hours getting to know manatees in their natural habitat. Learn about these sea cows while swimming alongside them.
What You Will Do
- Head to Crystal River, Florida where you'll encounter manatees up close with a professional
- Make your way out on the water by boat where you'll see the sea cows swimming while jumping in alongside them
- Get hooked up with proper instruction beforehand and all the snorkeling equipment needed
- Learn more about manatees, including what they eat and more, told by someone with plenty of insider knowledge
- Guided tour and swim
- Snorkel equipment
No pets allowed.
we do not refund for cancellations or bookings made with in 72 hours of departure, late arrivals, nor for any changes to a existing reservation or cancellations of a reservation unless we are notified prior to 73 hours of departure.
- 154 Ratings
The boat captain was really nice. He directed us where to go and helped us with the snorkeling equipment. Also, we saw 5 manatees.
You could tell Capt. Hart was anxious to please his visitors and he did.
Very well organized! Our Captain Chaz was very informative and helpful. Amazing experience!
Captans Shreik and Shelly were awesome! This was ona the very best manatee experiences Iv ever had, and I come every year!
We had a great captain in Shrek, he worked really hard, but no manatees.
I got to see a manatee up close and that was worth the trip. Of course, I wish I had seen more than one but the warm weather has made that difficult. Yves was a great captain and Caleb was great too.
Great experience! Very relaxed and fun.
We had an amazing time snorkeling with the manatees. Everyone was very good at explaining everything we needed to know beforehand and while on the boat. What a thing it was to swim with these beautiful creatures. The captains were very good at finding them for us to see.
The staff were friendly, the captain was great, we only had six people on the tour which was really nice, and we were out there early enough that we beat a lot of other tour groups so it wasn't too crowded in the water. The only thing that would have been icing on the cake is if they'd had a photographer so that we could enjoy the experience and buy pictures of us afterwards. Overall loved it!
The guide took us to the perfect spot to see the Manatee's. Instructions, equipment, boat and guide all perfect!
Captain and his first mate were awesome and very helpful. The time spent on and off the boss was a great and we thank you
Overall a good tour! Can't beat the prices!!!
- Elizabeth t.
We had a wonderful. amazing experience. Having a small group of just 6 gave us a particularly special experience. Captain Hart was very knowledgeable, he was a great captain and found the spots where the manatees were resting.We had so manatees to observe I couldn't have been happier with the excursion. He pointed out other wildlife and was up to date on ecological information. When we got on the water and saw other groups of 20 + people at a time we began to realize what a personalized tour we had booked. When I called to book the trip, Candi was so nice, thorough and efficient. We received emails immediately confirming everything, including exactly where to find the diving shop. The snorkeling gear was in excellent shape, well cleaned. Captain Hart supplied antifog spray and was so helpful getting the masks to fit just right. All in all I would do this again and I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
The staff is very professional, friendly and efficient. The water wasn't as clear as we hoped but they couldn't control that. The boat captain was helpful in guiding us toward the manatees in the water so we could get an up close look.
Had a great time and guide Capt. Hart did his best to ensure we had a fun, interactive experience with the manatees. Cloudy day unfortunately but Capt Hart found manatees pretty much everywhere we went. We especially enjoyed the quieter less crowded areas. Where there's a lot of people there's more activity, noise and stirring up the sediment making it harder to see the manatees. Despite that though I would definitely go again!
Our tour guide was full of information about the manatees. We had the best time ever snorkeling and getting to be so close with the manatees!!
The service and experience was great! We saw tons of manatees and they were very friendly!
Group was small, the captain and crew explained the rules for interacting with the animals well.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the start. Our boat captain Chuckie was great and was wonderful with our kids. Our 5 year old was too nervous to stay in the water and he kept him on the boat with him so my husband and I could continue to snorkel. Looking forward to doing it again when we visit Florida again. Great experience!
Awesome experience. Within seconds we were up closer and personal with these gentle giants. I would do this again and again. Definitely will recommend this to friends and family. Must do on your next Florida trip.
Everyone was so nice! Each employee I encountered genuinely wanted me to have a great experience and was clearly enjoying themselves as well.
The guides and store staff were awesome!! Very friendly and informative. The guide were very helpful to point out the manatees so we were able to see them. I totally recommend them. Only thing is they don’t have the best selection for souvenirs but the experience trumps that.
Captain Shrek and his 2nd in command "Chewbarker", were informative, polite and very helpful in spotting manatees for us. We would do this again with you.
Our captain was absolutely amazing. He made the trip an absolute blast and was extremely informative. (I believe his name was Chaz?)
Our guides were knowledgeable and fun. They helped us spot manatees and made the trip so much fun and successful! We saw many manatees, up close and personal!
It was awesome swimming with the manatees. They come right up to you.
Candy was a pleasure to work with in the beginning! My fiancé and I are last minute planners, and were hoping to make a reservation the day before we went out. I looked online and saw that nothing was available, so I gave them a call. Candy was on her way home from work, but went out of her way to make sure we were able to get on a tour that following day. The captain we had (nicknamed Chewbacca, who recently moved here from Puerto Rico) was AWESOME. He provided such a genuine experience for all of us. We had the opportunity to hang out with several manatees and it is an experience I will always remember! Now living in Florida and being a short two hour drive away, I intend on going back again. I would highly recommend Adventure Diving Tours for any one looking to go snorkeling with manatees! It's the opportunity of a lifetime!
This is such a unique adventure that is well worth the cold swim in the morning! The directions, instruction and rules were very clear and straight forward. I especially loved the hot chocolate the boat captain had for us on the way back from the spring.
Had a wonderful time! Captain Bam was great!
The staff was friendly. We enjoyed both of our captains and enjoyed talking to the owner. We will definitely come back. Thanks for being an awesome business that educates the public on wildlife in Crystal River.
Our Captain was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great encounter with the Manatee. Thank you for a great experience.
Captains Shrek and Chewbacca were awesome! We seen so many manatees! Highly recommend!