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Crystal River, United States
Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River on a wildlife tour that gets you close to the West Indian Manatees that flock to the Crystal River's many freshwater springs. Learn about the remarkable manatees and the ecosystem they depend on, then slip into the water to see the manatees as they swim and feed. Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment are included in this Crystal River manatee tour, with warm drinks served on board the boat.
  • Snorkel with manatees in the Crystal River
  • See a scenic natural habitat where manatees thrive
  • Use snorkeling gear to see manatees underwater
  • Great way to learn about Florida's native wildlife
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuits provided
  • Ideal choice for families
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Professional guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Wetsuits
Coffee and hot cocoa
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
406 NE 1st St , 406 NE 1st St, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Please arrive no earlier than your scheduled tour time. Our captains and guides are busy between trips with the previous tour and readying your boat and our shop for your trip. If you arrive early, you are likely to be waiting for our other guests to get changed and review their photos.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Guests with limited mobility are welcome, but must call us to make prior arrangements
  • Single travelers may be required to change time or date of tour depending upon availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gulf Coast Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer.
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What is the social distancing policy during Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Guided Small Group Manatee Snorkeling Tour with In-Water Photographer.

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  • "Take a great interest in maintaining the ecology and habitat as well as ensuring guests depart with great memories." See review

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Amazing Experience
Sue_W
, Aug 2022
This was an absolutely amazing experience, the staff was really friendly and supportive, we had a 8 year old with us and she didn't get left behind even though she wasn't a strong swimmer, communication was always there, I will 100% recommend this
star-5
Excellent
Lance_S
, Aug 2022
Guides were great, they worked to find us a Manatee and we got to see mom and baby one. We're great with kids.
star-5
We had such a wonderful...
Danielle_T
, Aug 2022
We had such a wonderful experience. Crystal river is a beautiful place, and Leah and Captain Ron were amazing at showing it off. He and his mate were subject matter experts and let my family and I experience the best nature has to offer!!!
star-5
Great tour with really nice people
Wolfram_S
, Aug 2022
Seeing the Manatee so close was a great experience. Also swimming up to the three sisters was great. Thank you for angreat time we had.
star-5
Saw not only a mother...
Carolyn_B
, Aug 2022
Saw not only a mother manatee and baby and several others, but also tarpon and a snook. The guides were super!
star-5
Most beautiful day!
Ayelet_M
, Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I were visiting , we are adventurous and this was the perfect way to end the trip! The captain and crew were super friendly and informative. We had the most magical afternoon . We can't wait to go back!
star-5
Great to do with the kids! Definitely recommend!
Megan_G
, Aug 2022
This is such a fun trip to do with the whole family. Our youngest that went was 5 and he did great and really enjoyed it! Lauren is absolutely amazing with kids and makes the whole trip very enjoyable. We swam at the springs as well which was amazing!! Couldn't recommend more. And only 2 hours from Orlando so was a nice day trip.
star-5
Great experience. The...
Tranisha_W
, Jul 2022
Great experience. The captains made sure we were comfortable and gave us one on one experience with the manatees.
star-5
Amazing
Crystal_K
, Jul 2022
It was awesome, we had the best time and saw so many manatees! The girls were great, very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Definitely recommend!!
star-5
Amazing time at Crystal river.
Justin_m
, Jul 2022
Had a great time meeting the Manatees at crystal river. Leah was great with the camera and reassured my nervous wife. Captain Ron was as chilled as they come. Our 3 Boys and us will never forget it. Thanks
star-5
Calm mind and soul therapy.
Cindy_N
, Jul 2022
The magic of the manatees. They don't do much, but they do it with grace and serenity. Leeann (sorry if misspelled) was great and fun to be around. The captain was very knowledgeable and personable. Great time for everyone.
star-5
Wonderful staff! Great...
NATHAN_F
, Jul 2022
Wonderful staff! Great experience! Lauren was the manatee whisperer! Would definitely recommend to anyone
star-5
Good experience
Sze_W
, Jul 2022
Very great experience with gulf coast expedition. Finally we saw manatee! And they took many great manatee’s pictures for us.
star-5
Had a great day!
Sharon_S
, Jul 2022
Ron and Leah were the ultimate in professional and bringing fun to our day! We had a blast and would recommend Gulf Coast Expeditions any time. Thanks again guys!
star-5
Manatee Extravaganza
Linda_S
, Jul 2022
Thank you so much for such a once-in-a-lifetime manatee experience! Ron and Leah are fantastic guides and were very knowledgable about the local wildlife and provided an amazing manatee tour while still being respectful to the manatees and their environment. Would 100% recommend!!
star-5
Amazing!
Elisabeth_F
, Jul 2022
Leah was an awesome tour guide! She made the trip enjoyable and even led us to see 4-5 manatees all different sizes! It was an experience! I recommend Gulf Coast Expeditions to everyone!
star-5
Such a memorable experience for our kids! We are coming back to do this again.
Anastasiia_Z
, Jul 2022
We had so much fun! Both, the captain K and our guide Leah, went an extra mile so we can see more manatees. We got really lucky and saw a mama manatee with her baby on our way back. The stuff is super friendly, and very knowledgeable. Our family really enjoyed this tour, and we are coming back in the winter when it’s a season for manatees so we can see even more of them. Also, would love to go scalloping with Gulf Coast Expeditions, they are an awesome company!
star-5
A Wonderful Experience!
Paul_R
, Jul 2022
Our guide was amazing! Patient, friendly, skilled. She made us all very comfortable and welcomed. I heartily recommend this experience. We will be back.
star-5
Captain Todd and Leah...
Alan_E
, Jul 2022
Captain Todd and Leah (Giggles) were amazing. Very laid back but professional. They made us Ohioans feel very comfortable in the water.
star-5
Amazing Experience! 10 stars!
Jeannette_R
, Jul 2022
It was an amazing experience! We almost had to cancel because of lightening, but at the last minute we were able to go. Captains Kip & Laura took us out and within minutes they found a mama and her calf, even though the earlier storm scared them off. They were quick to get us in the water, and Laura grabbed my wrist and led me right to the manatees! I was literally 6-8 inches above them! Then she pulled me a little further up and I was eye to eye with the mama! My family of 6 all had a chance to get up close! We also happened to see 2 small alligators (not typical). Then Kip & Laura took us to an area where they knew of a mama with a newborn calf. We didn’t swim with them because of the newness of the baby, but we got to watch them up close. To end our trip, they took us to a crystal clear spring where we got to dive down to the bottom while Laura took pictures. TRULY AN AMAZING, UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! You have to do this!! 10 out of 5 stars!!

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