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Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get up close to Florida’s manatees on this small-group snorkeling adventure. With an expert guide leading the way, swim alongside these gentle giants in Kings Bay. All tours include a full 5mm wetsuit (for extra warmth), mask, snorkel, towel service, heated changing facilities, and hot showers. Photos and video of your excursion are available for purchase.
  • Swim alongside manatees on a snorkeling adventure
  • Tour takes place in Kings Bay where manatees live year-round
  • Includes 5mm wetsuit, snorkel, and mask
  • Photos and videos of the tour are available for purchase
  • You will be accompanied by a divemaster, which is a professionally insured in-water guide.
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Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
Coffee and/or Tea, Hot chocolate, bottle water
Towel Service
US Coast Guard certified captain and Professionally Insured in water guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
DVD or Flash Drive (available to purchase)
Swimsuits
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Plantation Adventure Center and Manatee Tours , 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Located on property at the Plantation on Crystal River

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wetsuits available in children's size 6 up to 3XL
  • Use of full 5mm wetsuits (for extra warmth), mask and snorkel
  • Children most be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age requirement of 6 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Plantation Adventure Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Manatee Snorkel Tour with In-Water Divemaster/Photographer.

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  • "Fully inclusive trips whilst on boat with lovely hot chocolate, coffee water etc." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour if you are anywhere on the west coast." See review

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star-5
We got to see a mom and...
Candace_C
, Aug 2022
We got to see a mom and two babies with her. We got to see one of the babies nursing. So peaceful and beautiful to watch. Christian and Ryan were awesome tour guides.
star-5
Best experience ever!!
Taylor_G
, Aug 2022
Ross and Cristian provided a great experience overall!! They were very knowledgeable about the area, manatees, and any historic locations we saw. 10000% recommend booking this tour, and definitely will be back in the future!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Woohoo! Thats what we like to hear! See you again soon!
star-5
Great family time!
Meredith_V
, Aug 2022
Our family had a great time with Ross and Christian. They both pointed out manatees in the water and we even saw a calf. We were provided everything we needed to swim to and float with the manatees. The wet suit was the game changer due to it being 5mm as it allowed for easy floating. This was imperative when manatees were around. The pictures and videos taken by Ross are really good and will be a lot of fun to show our friends.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We make sure all our guests have every tool theyd need for a 5 star experience, and were so glad you agree! Come back and see us again soon!
star-5
Unbelievable
William_A
, Aug 2022
Awesome trip. Dive Master Ross and Captain Ray were great. We learned so much and had a life experience that we will always remember. Than you,
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Ross and Ray are great at their jobs, and they thoroughly enjoy it! Were so glad you were able to experience that!
star-5
Livin the manatee life 😎
Amy_W
, Aug 2022
It was a great experience the dive master/photographer was great and took us straight to me manatee. It was a awesome experience and I would definitely go back and do it again with these guys!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for the 5 star review! Were so glad you had such great time!
star-5
Gentle giants
Lyndsey_F
, Aug 2022
Misty and captain were great! Short video to introduce what we would be doing and then on the boat! Both were very professional and easy going.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Were so glad you chose us for your manatee adventure!
star-5
Outstanding experience! Educational as well as fun!
Amy_S
, Jul 2022
Both our guide, Jacob, and the captain, Christian, were very passionate about protecting and respecting the manatee. The tour was very fun and entertaining, but educating tourists about these gentle giants and their environment (and the environmental projects that are responsible for the increase in their numbers) was also a high priority. They gave very clear boundaries about how to respectfully observe them and were very knowledgeable about their location and habits. They located a mama and her baby and another young manatee right away and we spent a good part of our tour actually in the water with them! Our guide entered the water with us and showed how to approach them and exactly where to float above them for the best view. And they were right-by passively watching and remaining still, the manatee frequently approached us out of curiosity! Whiskers in my face! Thank you for an amazing experience! Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to highlight your experience! our captains are so passionate about their jobs, and we love to hear that it shines through!
star-5
Worth every penny
Heidi_W
, Jul 2022
Captain Jake was amazing. He got us right up to the manatees and taught us so much. I was hesitant because of the price until I actually did it and it was definitely worth it! I’d do it all over again.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for the kind review! We love hearing when customers have a 5 star experience!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyed the adventure!
Elizabeth_W
, Jul 2022
We were able to hang out with a juvenile manatee for quite some time. The captain and dive master were very friendly and informative.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
thanks for the 5 star review!
star-5
Amazing experience
Elizbeth_S
, Jul 2022
I loved getting that close to a magnificent animal. I loved the attitude and personality of the captain and the photographer Tim.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
They are incredible creatures! We love sharing them with you! come back and see us again soon!
star-5
Amazing
Ashley_D
, Jul 2022
Seeing mama and baby feeding. My sons face when the manatee swam up and turned his tummy to my son. All together just an amazing experience
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
oh my gosh how special! Thanks for choosing us for your manatee adventure!
star-5
10/10
Joar_S
, Jul 2022
An amazing experience! The staff is very professional and the manatees are super cute. I’m bringing my family when they’re visiting, already looking forward to next time!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you! Were so glad you enjoyed it! See you soon!
star-5
AWESOME!
Kathy_H
, Jul 2022
Captain & diver/photographer were fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone had opportunity to see the manatee(s).
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Come back and see us soon!
star-5
Guides were knowledgeable...
Emily_C
, Jul 2022
Guides were knowledgeable and timely. Whole experience was surreal. Jurassic spring was pretty but if you have the option ask them to take you to three sisters
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Jurassic is beautiful but Three Sisters is definitely special! Were glad you got to experience them!
star-5
Awesome experience a must do!
Lisa_B
, Jul 2022
What an amazing tour! Seeing the manatees takes your breath away. We were lucky to swim with three manatees, we will all treasure the experience forever. A huge thankyou to the guys at Plantation Adventures
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much, were so glad you had such an incredible experience! Come back and see us again!
star-5
best tour in america hands down
michael_b
, Jul 2022
i have taken several manatee snorkel tours and this was awesome. friendly abc knowledgeable guide and boat captain. the under water photos taken were amazing. bottom line best manatee snorkel tour ever
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for choosing us and we hope you come back!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
BEST EVER!!!
Madelyne_C
, Jul 2022
This was the best experience ever. The in water instructor was absolutely amazing and the driver of the boat was amazing as well. They ensured you got the experience you were looking for and made sure it was captured with a picture. Thank you for making a dream come true for me!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for visiting! Were so glad you chose us and hope you come back soon!
star-5
Everything we Wanted and more!
Robert_D
, Jul 2022
We received excellent expert guidance on our tour. It was an amazing experience, Ross and Christian were an excellent team to guide is on our adventure. We saw a mother and a baby, and we oserved the baby feeding, and we had ample time to experience up close views of these amazing mammals!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Ross and christian are a great team, and were glad you enjoyed them too!
star-5
Fun family adventure
Danny_O
, Jul 2022
Our captain and guide were wonderful and friendly. They made sure we had the best viewing of the manatees.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thats great! Were so glad to hear it! Come see us again soon!
star-5
Guides were knowledgeable...
Kelly_M
, Jul 2022
Guides were knowledgeable and knew were to find the manatees. We had a lady who was very scared in our group and they calmly helped her gain confidence to go in the water.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for the review! we know the size of the manatees can be intimidating but our swimmers work hard to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience!

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