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Swim With Manatees Orlando

If you are visiting Orlando, Disney World, Sea World or any of the area theme parks, River Ventures Swim With the Manatees eco tour is only a 2 hour drive. In a day, you can view the wonders of Florida's Crystal River and experience swimming with manatees close up and personal. From Orlando, take the Florida Turnpike north to Wildwood, exit at State Road 44 and drive west to Crystal River.  To view an interactive map with directions click here.

Swim with manatees Orlando FloridaPeople from all around the world come to snorkel with manatees in Crystal River. For just $45.00, 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.

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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.


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)
Reservations in advance are highly recommended.
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River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
498 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, FL 34429

Phone: 352-564-TOUR (8687)
Toll Free: 1-877-581-8401


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Phone: 352 564-TOUR (8687)
Toll Free: 1-877-581-8401 River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
498 SE Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida 34429


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