Swim With The Manatees

 

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 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!

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The VIP "Swim With the Manatees" Tour, Homosassa River Florida. Located just 12 min from Crystal River $40.00 pp
Homosassa River 7:30 am and 11:00 am

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 A Two Passenger 
If you dont have the min, we can join you with others, ask for details.
 
This is our favorite manatee encounter.    Choose the Swim with Manatees tour in Homosassa River. The Homosassa River offers a unique Swim With the Manatees tour, less people, very few boats from other Manatee Tour operators, this means better visability with shallow water access. This great encounter is in 72 degree spring water during the so called cooler months. The morning of your tour, you will be greated by certified guides and captains, to take you on this three to three and a half hour Manatee Swim Tour. You will not be disappointed! We provide hot chocolate, coffee and or hot cider for the cooler months and offering 2 tours, 8:00am and 11:30 am daily for the Homosassa River Manatee Tour.  Please Call or Email before booking. Bring your own gear or rent ours ($20.00) 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 Looking for a place to stay? Check out Riverside Resort, just minutes away from our gift shop, in Homosassa Springs. See our Video
We only allow six passengers on our Manatee Swims per boat. More Info
$20.00 Rental Package Includes.
  • Wetsuits
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Water Noodles

 

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 " Private Manatee Swim" Including Lunch with your Captain, all included...
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Spend all day with the Manatees. Our prices and amenities beats all other Manatee Tours, enjoy the Manatees privately and lunch with your Captain. Tours start at 8:00am 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. Aided by snorkel, mask and wetsuits, 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, enjoy the day with your captain and friends by boat) snorkeling gear and wetsuits 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 info 
$105.00  Per person a 4 passenger min, or pay for the min and have the boat to yourselves
 "The Immersion Encounter"

"Swim With the Manatees" Crystal River Florida $40.00
Crystal River 8:00 am , 11:30am
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$40 per person, rental equipment available for rent upon arrival. 2 Passenger min 

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

Our most common Manatee Swim tour all year, Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River, known as "Kings Bay". The 8:00 am and the 11:30 am Manatee tour is recommended all year. From sunrise to about 2 O'clock is the best times to visit the manatees, later in the day the Manatees tend sleep and eat. 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 On Line
We only allow six passengers on our Manatee Swims per boat. More Info
$20.00 Rental Package Includes
  • Wetsuits
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Water Noodles

Citrus county has the highest concentration of manatees this year in recorded history, this is the perfect opportunity to Swim With the Manatees. Hi my name is Captain Gene, Owner of Snorkel 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 less people at one time than many people at once. All of our manatee tours are three to three and a half hours long 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 your 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 your family's, see you soon from Captain Gene and crew.
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 Dolphin Smart Tours. $30 pp.
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$30.00 pp

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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 know other place in the world. Tour times are at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

We are blessed with this habitat, see them mudder the water, dont know what mudder is? Then come join us!!!!

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!!! 


Gulf Scalloping... Enjoy the Salt Life Starting at $300.00, 1-4 passengers. Including scalloping (fishing) license and any snorkeling equipment. We have the fastest and the best scallop shuckers,in the county.

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Come join us for a very relaxing day in the Fresh waters of Crystal River and the Gulf Of Mexico. Its a day of underwater easter egg hunt, let us show you how to do it!!
We will see several different marine species( Sea Horses, Sting Rays, Sponges, Dolphins, Star Fish, and the elusive DORK FISH!!!) Try Scalloping, you will never forget the shallow clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is for everyone, all ages welcome. All gear provided including scallop license, mask, snorkel, fins and a collection bag. The oil spill has not effected us, don't hesitate to Scallop this season... Have fun.... And share the Salt Life!!!!
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See You Soon!!!

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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: 2014
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • July 3rd - 5th
  • Labor Day weekend
  • Thanks Giving Day
  • December 24th - 25th
  • December 31st - January 1st
Weekdays 
8:00am - 5:00pm

Weekends 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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.