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Enjoy the fresh Air add a Vacation Package and spend some time with us
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the Monkey's of the "Old Homosassa
River" on your "Florida Manatee Tour".
Have a personal tour with less people.
We Only Take 6 Passengers Per Boat. 8:00 am 11:30
am daily. Our Tours are Very Personal and educational!! Our tours include your Guide and Manatee Instructor. Learn More.
"VIP Marvelous Manatee Snorkel
Hours $65 per person 6 max on Boat
Homosassa Springs - "Manatee Capital of the World
Snorkel with "The Florida Manatee" all
year on the Homosassa River.
The VIP Homosassa
Springs Marvelous Manatee Tour , also known as "The Florida Manatee Tour" is
the best kept secret of Manatee Tours. We are the only ones that have this wonderful privilege to "Snorkel
located in Citrus County only 1.10 hours from Tampa and 1.45 hours from Orlando, located
next to the Old Sugar Mill Runs and only a few feet from the RIVER SIDE RESORT We are the only year round "Homosassa Springs" Manatee / Dolphin Tour
Company, and with the largest gift shop in the area. We offer a unique "VIP" Swim/Snorkel With the Manatees Tour for 3 hours.
Plus a ton of gifts and souvenirs to claim up on check in, or after your tour.
With fewer people and fewer boats from other Manatee Tours located
on the Crystal River/Kings Bay.
to small groups, and this allows a more personal tour.
" The Florida Manatee is the most enduring Animal in the state of Florida"
The admission is $65 per person (including
3 mm wetsuit, mask and snorkel) whether you're just sight seeing or snorkeling and never no more than 6 passengers per boat.
This VIP " Florida Manatee
Tour" is good for ages 2 and older and last 3 hours from start
We recommend this tour all year, less people
and boats, means less stressed manatees.
We only allow six passengers on our Manatee Swims per boat. Why
wait give us a call
Included in your tour:
- Children ages 2 and up recommended
and under must have a guardian
- 3 mm Wetsuits
- Mask and Snorkel
- Captain/Manatee Instructor included
- Hot Coco/Coffee in the cooler months
- Ice Water in the Warmer
- Rental Underwater Digital HD Camera $39 (MICRO SD Memory
Card Required )
- Water Noodles-Free to use
- On-Line Booking with our reservation number
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Of Excellence" and why so many past and future guest have chosen us for the last 17 years.
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"Manatee Mania Tour"
4.0 Hours $75 PP
Mania, also known as manic syndrome, is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall
activation with enhanced affective expression together with liability of affect.
Now that is the definition of a Manatee
Want to spend
a little more time with the Manatees and not break the bank? Then this tour is for you. A half day Manatee Encounter for your
family and friends. This tour is 4 hours from start to finish and we try and keep you in the water with the manatees for up
to 2 hours.
Included in your Tour
- Children from the ages 2 and up recommended
- 18 and under must
be with a gaurdain
- Wet suits, Mask and Snorkel included
- Water noodles for use to add flotation
- Hot Chocolate/Coffee
during the cooler months
- Guide, Captain and Manatee Instructor included
- 8 AM and 12:00 PM November 15th 2018 - March 31st this tour only. The VIP tour all year.
- Book On-Line with our Reservation Number (Call For Booking code)
more than 6 passengers in a group, if you have more than 6 call or email for special seating
$75 per person
8 AM and 12:00 PM November
15th - March 31st only
Magnificent Mini Private Manatee Tour
3.0 Hours 1-6 passengers $390
Join Snorkel With The Manatees, for a true Magnificent
Manatee Tour (Half Day) Private Swim With Manatees excursion on the beautiful Homosassa River
accompanied only with your family/party.
We offer this very special and unique opportunity to snorkel with manatees in a private
boat setting, including; snorkeling gear, wetsuits, hot chocolate/coffee/tea.
Our private swim with manatees tour begins at 8:00 am and 11:30am. Each VIP Mini private manatee tour lasts about 3
hours, however, as your enjoyment is important to us, we will only include your family. This tour is truly private, as
you will not be sharing the boat with others, this is for your party only.
Included on your tour:
ages 2 and up recommended
- 17 and under must have guardian
- Wet suits
- Mask and Snorkel
- Water Noodels to use for flotation
- 3.0 Hour Tour/Start to Finish
- Totally Private 6 max passengers
- Hot Chocolate/Coffee
during the cooler months
- Ice Water during warmer months
Manatee Madness Tour"
6.0 Hours with lunch and a Dolphin
$559 1 - 4 passengers add 2 more passengers at $119 each
Spend all day with the manatees. Our prices and amenities will exceed
your expectations. Enjoy the manatees privately with lunch, snacks and all snorkeling equipment with your Captain. Add a Dolphin
Smart Tour at no extra charge.
Tours start at 8:00 am and 9:00 am all.
10% off of souvenirs and gifts with purchase of this Private tour.
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!
Included in your Tour
2 and up recommended
- 17 and under must have a guardian
- Mask, Snorkel, Wetsuits and towels
- Water Noodels
to use to help you float
- Set down Lunch with your Captain
- Add a Dolphin for Free
- Drinks, snacks,
hot coco/ice water
- Captain/Manatee instructor
$559 1-4 passengers, add 2 additional passengers at $119 each
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!!!
$40 Per Person 2 Hours All Gear Included
For $40 PP and 2 hours, plus Snorkel Gear included. Why not? This tour is about having a WET DAY. Let
us drive and you relax. Need to COOL OFF? Come take a dip.
Come take a ride on our fully covered Snorkel Boat and enjoy the Fresh Water
Springs. This 2 hour snorkel tour will wet your whistle.
Collect Sea Shells, feel refreshed, find the Elusive Dork Fish.
TOUR CONDUCTED MAY 15th - OCTOBER 1st 8:00 AM 12:00 PM and 3 PM if not sold out.
MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
Scallop Charters July 1st - September 24th 2018
Enjoy the Gulf of Mexico waters for this awesome underwater Easter
Let our captains from Snorkel With
The Manatees guide you to most wonderful areas to collect your scallops. Bring them back to our docks and have them sucked
Relax back at your room at the Riverside Resort, clean up and then have the restaraunt cook up you scallops for
dinner. Learn More First time Scalloping? No problem add an in water scallop guide for $50 bucks to help you see these little buggers.
The Captains are not allowed to leave the boats, this is USCG regulation. Sorry for the inconvenience
1 - 6 Passengers $460
All Scallop Charters are Private, this means you DONT
have to share your catch... Yummuy in the tummy!!!
Old Homosassa Snorkeling Center,LLC
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 Masater Captain Gene, lead Captain of Snorkeling With The 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 (8687) 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.
Center Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00 pm
- Easter Sunday
Day weekend (Splash and Dash Open)
- July 3rd - 4th (8 AM manatee
Open and Splash and Dash)
- Labor Day weekend (Splash and Dash
- Thanks Giving Day
- January 1st 2019
Weekends 8:00am - 5:00pm
Call For Reservations 352-257-8687 (TOUR) All calls answered until 6:00 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 Snorkel
With The Manatees, copyright January 2010. Use of these photos for promotions or sale is illegal, unless permission is given
by the said business. All tours are conduted by Snorkel With The Manatees, LLC.