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River Ventures Manatee Tour and Kayak Center

498 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, Florida 34429 USA

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“embark on an exciting adventure”

Join us at our Tour Center located in Crystal River Florida, where you will embark on an exciting adventure to Swim with the Manatees. Our highly experienced Captains & Tour Guides will guide you on our Coast Guard Certified and Inspected Manatee Tour Boats to the best locations for viewing, swimming, and snorkeling with the Florida Manatees. Group and private tours available daily, year round. You can’t help but to fall in love with these curious, friendly, and slow moving "gentle giants" and return from your Swim with Manatees tour with a clear understanding of the need to protect them. The Florida manatee is a curious, friendly and playful animal by nature. You will interact with them as they roll and frolic in the warm, year round 72 degree spring waters of Crystal River. Snorkel with manatees in their natural habitat while they show their curiosity towards humans. Our 3 hour manatee swim tours are an incredible and unforgettable experience for both children and adults of all ages. Our entire swim with manatees tour times is scheduled for maximum interactions. Up close and personal encounters with the Florida manatees is what we strive for. Seeing these beautiful animals in their natural habitat will be an experience you will remember a lifetime.

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Michel van Heerden

  • 9 Reviews
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May 20, 2019
Rated 5.0

We came in off season about 12.30pm.
After a very warm welcome the lady in the office told us that there were no tours in the afternoon. So we decided to stay in town for a while and book the early morning tour. They were very clear about the expectations we should have, it’s off-season so expect not to se that many.

Next morning we had an experience that will be hard to beat on our road trip to NYC. We saw and swam with several Manatees even one with a nursing calf at her side.

Most awesome and definitely value for money!

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May 05, 2019
Rated 5.0

Amazing amazing tour. So much fun, knocked something off my bucket list and it was so much better than I thought it could be.

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March 08, 2016
Rated 4.0

Kind of pricey but if you love manatees, it's totally worth it. Our captains were amazing and very friendly. I do no recommended for a younger crowd since you do have to keep calm and quite.
It's not as exciting and energized as swimming with dolphins but is a fairly calm activity. On that note, I still greatly recommend it! Getting close and seeing these graceful creatures is unique and worthwhile.

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River Ventures Manatee Tour and Kayak Center

498 SE Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida
34429 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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