Swim With The Manatees
Exclusive Private Swim Tour With The Manatees All Gear and Lunch Provided


Join Snorkel With The Manatees. for a truly exclusive private swim with manatees excursion on the beautiful Homosassa River accompanied only with your family/party. Our Exclusive Private Manatee tour, beats all other so called private tours.

We offer this very special and unique opportunity to snorkel with manatees in a private setting, including; snorkeling gear, wetsuits, drinks, snacks, towels, sunscreen, hot chocolate/coffee/tea, and lunch with your captain all in the price of your booking. Lets us do the work and planing for your vacation.

Our private swim with manatees tour begins at 8:00 am (Since this tour is private, you may choose your arrival time, we do recommend as early a possible). Each private manatee tour lasts about 6 hours, however, as your enjoyment is important to us, your time on the water may be extended to try to ensure everyone has a good encounter, especially the manatees! This tour is truly private, as you will not be sharing the boat with others, this is for your party only.

If you are staying at a nearby hotel/motel, you may need to check out prior to the tour, as our tours are on the manatees schedule, and not necessarily ours. You can expect to return to the dock around 2:30-3:00 pm.

Rates are as follows: 6 Hour Private Manatee tour Includes  

  • $559.00 thats $139.75 per person/4 person min, (each additional passenger up to 6 $105 per person) if you have less than 4 pay the min and have the boat and captain all to yourselves
  • Exclusive Private Manatee Tour
  • Wetsuit & Snorkel Gear
  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Towels & Sunscreen
  • Lunch (get your lunch to go, or sit and relax water side)
  • Add a Dolphin tour for no extra fee

Private manatee tour has a minimum of 4 people (if you have less people in your party, the price is the same as for 4 people)

  • We do not have an age restriction but/18 and under must have a guardian on the boat
  • We only take 6 people per boat
  • We can accommodate up to 12 passengers, ask for details when booking
  • We provide more than any manatee private tour available

Snorkel With The Manatees, offers lunch at a local restaurant (River Side Crab House or Have Pizza delivered to your boat) for all of our Private Manatee Tour guests. (If you have a special diet, please let us know during your booking procedure)

Also available at our shop and/or boat:

  • Underwater, disposable cameras
  • Underwater Digital cameras for rent ($20) bring your own MICRO SD card
  • Underwater cases for your iPhone/iPad or Andriod, take your gadget in the water for photos and videos.
  • 16G SD Memory cards
  • Manatee souvenirs & gifts
  • Private restrooms
  • Coffee, Hot chocolate, Hot cider or tea and pastries
  • Cold drinks & Snacks on the boat
  • Towels & Wetsuits/Snorkel Gear

Join Snorkel With Manatees. for an experience of a lifetime, the way nature intended.    Below is what you can expect when you visit us for your Manatee swim experience.

Upon arrival, and after signing the necessary paperwork, each guest will change into the rental wetsuits, or the wetsuits, each guest is allowed to bring of their own.  After ensuring all the wetsuits fit properly, we will play a short DVD, (filmed in cooperation with the United States fish & Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave while on a manatee tour, interacting with them in their natural habitat.

Next, all guests and their US Coast Guard Certified Captain/Tour Guide will proceed to the dock area and board our comfortable pontoon boat to embark on your manatee tour.

While touring the wonderful "Homosassa River" in search of manatees, your Captain will teach you about manatee and their habitat, and answer any questions you may have. You may also expect to see Bald Eagles, dolphins, otters, wild pigs, raccoons and a large array of local and snow birds. Once the captain has found some friendly manatees, the anchor will be dropped and everyone will quietly enter the water to interact properly with the manatees. You may be allowed to take pictures, swim/snorkel with the manatees, and even, if the manatees allow, touch these amazing creatures. After your day of Manatee excursions the captain will take you and your family to lunch by boat to the " RiverSide Resort", where you can sit down and enjoy your lunch. Get it to go and enjoy eating your meal on the boat, it's all up to you and your family. Share your memories and thoughts of your Manatee encounter over a freshly, cooked meal or "Hush Puppies".

Snorkeling with manatees tours are conducted all year long, although many of the manatees will leave the area during the Spring and Summer months, however the "Homosassa River" boasts a year round manatee population.

Manatee Tours are conducted all year
Reservations are required

352-257-TOUR (8687)

Location For your Private tour

10460 West New York Street 

Homosassa Florida 34448

Or call for reservations over the phone. 352-257-8687 or Book your tour with On Line Reservations