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.