National Parks / Natural World

Swim With Manatees Crystal River

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Swim With Manatees
539 North Citrus Ave
Crystal River
FL
FL 34428
Tel: 1-866-FLA-SWIM

Directions

We are located 65 miles north of Tampa on the west coast. We are also 65 miles west of Orlando, only 60 minuets to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Epcot Center, and Sea World.

Where are we going today?

Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist will guide you through our manatee awareness program and prepare you to meet the manatees. Crystal River Florida has one of the most unique ecosystems in the world , where the warm fresh water of our river meets the gulf of Mexico. It is the only place in the world where you can swim and touch a manatee. See them now before they are all gone.
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    I had looked for a nice snorkeling center for months to take me and my kids out for a Manatee swim. Their were so many tour operators to choose from but we made our decision to go with snorkel with manatees. We made the write choice, Captain Gene was the best. He assured us that we would have a great time and we did, we swam with the manatees and then we went to Rainbow River, this is a must do also. The best thing other than the Manatees was that He never take more than 6 people out at one time. To me it wasnt all about the money it was about his...Read More

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    anybody that is into wildlife should check this out,we got there for the 10:30 swim 4 hrs went by waaaay too quick.capt. GENE was very infomative about the area and the wildlife in the area and he was very cool, my kids loved him. we will be back again for sure and very reasonably priced as well worth every penny.we were down from michigan for 2 weeks did the parks in orlando but this was the HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP thanks for a great day gene cant wait to do it again!! TED,PAM,AUSTIN,ALANA AND CECE

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    We made the six hour drive from Miami just to swim with manatees. It was an amazing weekend getaway. Gene was great to go with--he understands the way manatees act in the wild and asks his guests to respect them. But doing it his way got great results! We got to rub their bellies and they even gave us kisses! I wouldn't go with anyone else now that I've gone with Captain Gene! We loved it so much, instead of one trip, it ended up being three!

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I had looked for a nice snorkeling center for months to take me and my kids out for a Manatee swim. Their were so many tour operators to choose from but we made our decision to go with snorkel with manatees. We made the write choice, Captain Gene was the best. He assured us that we would have a great time and we did, we swam with the manatees and then we went to Rainbow River, this is a must do also. The best thing other than the Manatees was that He never take more than 6 people out at one time. To me it wasnt all about the money it was about his way of life... Cindy

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 76° F / 24° C
Humidity: 49 %
Wind: ENE - 8 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 82° F / 28° C
Humidity: 68 %
Wind: SE - 10 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 81° F / 27° C
Humidity: 80 %
Wind: S - 8 MPH

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