Three Sisters Springs is often described as "An Environmental Jewel", a blue
oasis of clear and pristine ground water, located in the heart of Crystal
River, Florida. Three Sisters Springs is a complex of three spring areas,
with vents, and sand boils that help feed Kings Bay, the headwaters of the
Crystal River. These springs that form the Three Sisters complex also
constitute one of the most important natural warm-water refuges for the
endangered Florida Manatee. The mouth of the Three Sisters Springs run is
gated by concrete posts to prevent boat access; only snorkelers, canoe’s,
and kayakers may enter the springs. Three Sisters Springs, and the outer
sanctuaries, provide a safe haven for the Florida manatees. On a cold day in
January 2011, a federal biologist counted more than 200 manatees in Three
Sisters Springs and the outer sanctuaries. Three Sisters springs remain at a
constant temperature of 72 degrees, offering an ideal setting for manatees
seeking shelter from the cold Gulf of Mexico waters.
For those who do not venture out in wetsuits and snorkel gear to swim with
the manatees, observers will have an opportunity to get an up close look at
the manatees from the boardwalk at Three Sisters Springs. The boardwalk is
open for tours daily from 10 AM to 3 PM from November 15th until March 31st.
For more information on the
boardwalk viewing platform please visit
those of you who would enjoy an up close and personal encounter to swim with
the manatees, River Ventures Manatee Tour Center is located just steps
outside the Three Sisters property on the Northeast corner of Kings Bay
Drive and Cutler Spur Blvd. River Ventures provides you with everything you
need for the manatee swim tour.
Crystal River Manatee Tours Conducted 7 Days a Week Year Around!
(Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Reservations in advance are highly recommended.
Call or Click the Link below to Book Your Tour Today!
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River Ventures Manatee Tour Center
498 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, FL 34429
Toll Free: 1-877-581-8401