Spring and summer, winter and fall......there is no other thrill we have quite like seeing new babies in the Bay. We know that here in Crystal River they have a better chance of survival than anyplace else on the planet!!
In this short film from Dive Documentaries, tour operator Captain Broderick highlights the correct way to observe the creatures in their natural habitat.
If there is food they will find it!! #riverventures #riverlife #manateelove
There are plenty of amazing facts about the manatee that you will find quite fascinating. Some of them you may know but I am confident as you read them there will be several that you weren’t aware of.
The species can also be pretty friendly, as demonstrated by the curious manatee nuzzling the diver.
Our highest count of manatees was done in mid-Jan and the aerial report was more than 800 manatees in the area!
A great video featuring mom & calf in Crystal River, Florida
During colder weather manatees prefer to sleep in shallow water for the warmth of the sun.
As air temperatures dipped below 30 degrees Fahrenheit at dawn on Monday, Fox 13 reported the waters where the manatees had gathered was a comfortable 73 degrees.
Thank you, John - for all your years of loyalty, service and providing an inspiration to thousands of animal lovers!! If Johnny B sounds like the Captain for you, it is always possible to request him when making your dreams of swimming with manatees come true!
As autumn descends upon us, with the crisp air and cool winds, the manatees head up the Crystal River and into the King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge
Manatees' tails (flukes) are specially adapted to maintain their body temperature.
Recently the RV staff was involved in the biggest manatee rescue in the history of Citrus County. This video honors their actions and tells the story of our manatee!
They're living, breathing (and not to mention adorable) proof that we can make a difference for our friends in need.
Just an hour drive northwest of Orlando on the Gulf, Citrus County is the perfect place for travelers to get the perfect dose of Old Florida. Home to protected parks, endangered West Indian manatees and old-fashioned museums, the area offers fun and wonderful opportunities unique only to this part of Florida. On your next road trip through the state, do not skip Citrus County. Plan to stay a night or two in Citrus County to see some of the best of Florida. Here are six things to do during your stay.
If there is one thing every Floridian should add to his or her bucket list, it should be to visit the beautiful Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida. I have lived in the Sunshine State for more than 30 years but only recently made my way to this incredible place.