Swim With The Manatees



 Snorkel or "Swim With the Manatees" in Sunny Florida!

Enjoy the Sun Drops of Florida with Manatee Swims Starting at $40.00 pp

See the Monkeys of Homosassa River FL. Have a more personal tour!

1-352-257-8687 (TOUR) 

The VIP "Swim With the Manatees" Tour, Homosassa River Florida. Located just 10 min from Crystal River $40.00 pp
Homosassa River 8:00 A.M and 11:30  A.M


This tour is the best of the best Manatee Tour, less people than the Crystal River Tours.
Notice! This tour only is not affected by closing of the springs in Crystal River. We have more manatees than ever before. 
We are still swimming with the manatees on this tour and have been all year, come see and we are still inside federal guide lines.

This is our favorite Manatee Swim/Snorkel.  The Homosassa River Manatee Tour is the best kept secret of Manatee Tours. We are located in Citrus County only 10 minutes from Crystal River, just accros the street from the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. We offer a unique Swim/Snorkel With the Manatees tour as Crystal River but with fewer people and fewer boats from other Manatee Tour operators. The seats charges for this tour is $40 per person whether you're  just sight seeing or swimming /snorkeling and never no more than 6 passengers per boat.
   This manatee tour is good for ages 2 and older. You may rent the wetsuits/mask and snorkel from us upon arrival at the snorkeling center for $20 for the day of your tour.  This tour has less people and boats than the Crystal River tour. We recommend this tour in the so called cooler months. Reserve On line Click Here 
We only allow six passengers on our Manatee Swims per boat. More Info
Rental Equipment Available on Site
  • Wetsuits $10
  • Mask and Snorkel $10
  • Water Noodles-Free to use
  • Feel free to bring your own


We Only Take 6 Passengers Per Boat at Both Times, 8:00 am and 11:30 am. This is a More Personal Tour than the Others!! Ask about Details.

The Swim With the Manatees " Exclusive Private Manatee Tour" Including Lunch with your Captain, all included...



Spend all day with the manatees. Our prices and amenities beat all other manatee private tours. Enjoy the manatees privately with lunch, snacks and all snorkeling equipment with your Captain. Tours start at 8:00 am and 9:00 am your choice.

In this extraordinary interactive experience, participants will enjoy the manatees in the shallow water as well as the unique opportunity of Swimming with The Manatees all day! Aided by snorkel, mask and wetsuits that are included, there is no better way than this to truly experience the grace and power of the West Indian Manatee. Your phenomenal six hour private manatee encounter is proceeded by an educational presentation to prepare you for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Along the way you may see dolphins, American bald eagles and many more birds of prey.
We provide all snacks, beverages and lunch with your Captain (Lunch is provided from one of our local restaurants on the bay, and or have pizza delivered to your boat). Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are included. This is a private manatee encounter with just you and your family. Only those that booked this trip of the day will be on the boats, except for the captain. Join us for a day in our life.... our way of life! Click here for more information.
$105.00  per additional passenger with a 4 passenger minimum, or pay for the minimum and have the boat to yourselves
 "The Private Manatee Tour"

Enjoy a Day in Sunny Florida and Swim With The Manatees.

Extend your stay with one of our Vacation packages

Add an AIRBOAT RIDE to Your Vacation, ask for details!!! 

"Swim With the Manatees" Crystal River Florida $40.00
 Crystal River 8:00 AM & 11:30 AM


$40 per person, rental equipment available for rent upon arrival. 2 Passenger minimum 

If you don't have the minimum, we can join you with others. Ask for details.

Our most common Manatee Swim tour all year, Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River, is known as "Kings Bay". The 8:00 am and the 11:30 am Manatee tour is recommended all year, however we dont recommend this tour during October - April to many people. We recommend the VIP Homosassa Tour. From sunrise to about 2:00 pm is the best times to visit the manatees. Later in the day the manatees tend sleep and eat except when its really cold, then all day is great. The spring water is a 72 degrees all year but we provide hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider after your Manatee Swim for the cooler months. Please call or email for your reservation.
    If you have your own equipment, bring it along or rental gear available. ($20.00 for gear). Call or e-mail for an amazing encounter. We offer 2 tours for the Crystal River Manatee Swim 8:00 am and 11:30 am. Reserve OnLine
We only allow six passengers on our Manatee Swims per boat. More Info
Rental Equipment Available on Site
  • Wetsuits $10
  • Mask and Snorkel $10
  • Water Noodles-Free to use
  • Feel Free to Bring your Own

Citrus County Crystal River and Homosassa River has the highest concentration of resident and migrating manatees in recorded history. This is the perfect opportunity to Swim With the Manatees. Hi my name is Captain Gene, owner of Snorkeling with Manatees. Thanks for viewing our website. Our captains and I have been conducting Manatee Swim Tours in Crystal River/Homosassa River  every day for over 16 years. We enjoy the manatees as much as you will. With many years of experience we have learned that less is more. We have a business that focuses on fewer people at one time rather than many people at once. 
    All of our manatee tours are three to three and a half hours long, except for our All Day Private Tours, and we try to keep you in the water upwards to an hour and a half, although we or anybody else cannot guarantee how long you're with the manatees for they are free roaming, but we do our best. The manatee swim tours are conducted in a educational and instructional manor, to ensure the best encounter for the manatees and your family. We are also permitted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (permit # 09038) to conduct the manatee tours in Crystal River and Homosassa River daily. 
    We take the time needed for our customers, the waters are shallow, the swims are easy and you will never be rushed. The tour times are set for the best interactions and avoiding the crowds. On your swim with the manatees tour, you will find the clear waters to be refreshing and breath taking. Scroll down the page to see your next adventure  You can make a Manatee Tour reservation by email or over the phone 352-257-TOUR  and talk with one of our Captains or Crew. Sign up now for seats are limited. Please call or email if you have questions or comments. Also there is no age restrictions, young or older can enjoy this amazing way of life. You will want to add this site to your favorites, as you will enjoy our site almost as much as the Swim with Manatee tours.Thank you and see you soon from Captain Gene and crew.



 Dolphin Smart Tours. $30 pp.
$30.00 pp

Join our Dolphin Smart Tours, buy 4 guest at $30 each and each additional passengers up to 6 is half price, thats a 50% savings.

We are reconized by the NOAA FISHIERYS for our dolphin program. Come join us to see them feed like no other place in the world. Tour times are at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

We are blessed with this habitat and love to see them mudder the water. Dont know what mudder is? Then come join us!!!!

We take an enormous pride in creating our Manatee Tours, and hope that you'll find something on our website that interests you. We can also create custom tours; call or email and let us know what you want. We look forward to doing business with you.

 Snorkeling Center Hours of Operation 
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00 pm
  • Days Closed: 2015
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • July 3rd - 5th
  • Labor Day weekend
  • Thanks Giving Day
  • December - 25th
  •  January 1st
8:00am - 5:00pm

Weekends 8:00am - 5:00pm
Call For Reservations 352-257-8687 (TOUR) All calls answered until 5:00 pm daily.

Open 7 days a week, except for major holidays.

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We are proud members of the following organizations: PADI, RelayFor Life, Make a wish Foundation and many special needs foundations. All wildlife photos on this site are the property of Captain Gene Parker, copyright January 2010. Use of these photos for promotions or sale is illegal, unless permission is given by the owner.