Swim with Manatee

Swim with Manatee from River Ventures

By: River Ventures  03/22/2015
Keywords: manatee springs state park; swim with manatees; manatee springs; crystal river manatees; crystal riv

People from all around the world come to snorkel with manatees in Crystal River. For just $54.00, all gear is included, mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. You will embark on one of our covered, U. S. Coast Guard inspected boats for the most amazing in water experience; to swim with the manatees. Our in water guides, all U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains, will take you into the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to the best locations for viewing and snorkeling with these friendly, curious and slow moving and gentle giants. Manatee Snorkeling Adverture!When you arrive to our tour center we will watch a brief video about the manatees, go over the rules of swimming with the manatees, and insure that you receive the proper information on how to interact in a manner that is fun for both you and the manatees. We then fit you for a wetsuit to prepare you for your snorkeling adventure. We have wetsuits of all sizes from toddler (2 years old and up) to adult 5X. Our swim with the manatee tours are conducted daily year round. Please call or book online to reserve your seats today. We do accept walk-ins upon availability but reservations are highly suggested to insure availability. Manatee Snorkeling Experience!We offer two manatee swim tour times daily in the warmer months and 3 in the colder months. Early morning hours are always the best time to swim with the manatees. These times are scheduled for maximum interactions. All tours are approximately 3 hours from the time you board the boat until it returns. Our "in water" tour guides will photograph the highlights of your entire manatee swim tour from start to finish, both above and below the water. Upon returning to our manatee tour center, a high-resolution picture CD containing images from your manatee tour will be available for you to purchase if desired. DAILY TOUR TIMES Please arrive at least 5 – 10 minutes prior to your starting time to allow time to check in. 6:15 am Year Round 9:15 am Year Round Before you arrive to our Manatee Tour Center: Have your bathing suits on under your clothing for a quick change into your wetsuit. Be sure and bring a towel. You are more than welcome to bring a small bag on board the boat to put your belongings in. You may change on the boat after your tour is over for the ten minute ride back to the dock or you may change back at our tour center. Crystal River Manatee Tours Conducted 7 Days a Week Year Around! (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)

Keywords: manatee springs state park; swim with manatees; manatee springs; crystal river manatees; crystal riv