We are proud to announce that we now host two (2) different Rivers, to better guarantee you the best Manatee Encounter
The " Florida Homosassa Springs" Manatee Encounter is the most sought after tour in the world of wildlife. For just $65 per person including all snorkeling gear and wet suits., the Homosassa River offers a secluded manatee tour.
Fewer people, fewer boats and shallow water means a great tour with an up-close encounter. You need to try this tour. We promise OUR encounters to be the best.
The Homosassa River is very shallow and good for those of all ages. After your tour you can experience the Homosassa Wildlife Park or a crazy Air-Boat Ride, just a few minutes from your manatee encounter.
Remember we can only take 6 passengers per boat, so advanced reservations is highly recommended.
Frequency: Daily with Reservations
Check-in Times are - 1 hour prior to departure: Arriving at designated "landing"
7:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 2 PM arriving at "Landing 2"
Crystal River and Homosassa River Departure Times
Homosassa - Crystal River 8:00 am and 11:30 am daily and 3 PM "Landing 2"
Approx: 11:15 - 11:45 am for the 8:00 AM Departure Approx: 2:15 - 3:00 pm for the 11:30 AM Departure Approx: 6:00 pm for the 3 pm Departure
Included Mask,Snorkel and full length 3MM Wetsuit Available on Site
Pre-Requisite for Participation:
None: Boat Riders Welcome
Come join us for your very own "Private Manatee Tour" on the wonderful Homosassa River. Our Private Manatee tour is set to your family's schedule including lunch with your captain at Riverside Crab House Restaurant, or have Pizza Hut delivered to your boat. Add a Dolphin Encounter if you choose, or maybe a little fishing after lunch it's up to you, this is a Private Tour and the boat is just for you and your family. The price is 1 - 4 passengers $899.00 up to six passengers on one boat. If you have more than six passengers, call us for more details.
The Crystal Manatee Snorkel is the most well known manatee encounter in the world. $65 per person including all snorkeling equipment and wet suits. People from all over the world come to the Crystal River Refuge to experience this wonderful manatee encounter. However, we would suggest the VIP Homosassa Tour, less people from the Crystal River Tour during the migration months November - April.
From visiting the largest manatee sanctuary in the world, "King Springs" to having Three Sisters Springs included, this tour has so much to offer.
We include all of the snorkeling equipment and tour for each person that is necessary for the encounter. In the peak season, the winter months,Crystal River has upwards of 400 manatees. Our trained staff/captains will educate you on the proper interaction and show you a wonderful time with a prehistoric mammal. Our captains/guides get in the water with you to ensure safety and the well being of your encounter. This encounter can be for those who choose to be manatee watchers or swimmers. You will not be disappointed...
Frequency: Daily with reservations
Check in Times: 7:00 am, 10:30 am and 2 PM "Landing 2"
We see Dolphins everyday.If you want to take pictures or just watch them in their habitat, choose us! The Dolphin Encounters in Crystal River have become more and more popular. These guys have no schedule and can show up anywhere.
Lets head out on a high speed boat ride to see if the Dolphins can catch their lunch. We might even see them feeding; what a great way to spend your afternoon.We have digital cameras to rent, so bring your SD card and your family to Crystal River's theme park...