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Who We Are

Manatee Swim Center provides amazing custom manatee tours that let you and your friends and family get up close and personal with these spectacular creatures. Our friendly team of well trained and knowledgeable guides will ensure the safety of guests and wildlife so that you can concentrate on fun and make memories for a lifetime.

You can find us near Crystal River as we run tours along the natural coastal waters of west central Florida. Swimming beside manatees really is an unforgettable aquatic adventure!

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We offer a variety of water-based activities, including exciting customized swim and snorkel tours that let you come face-to-face with these incredible creatures. We also offer kayak and boat rentals for adventurous guests to explore on their own and discover the beauty of the springs.
We provide wetsuits, masks and snorkels and have bathroom and changing facilities on board the tour boats.
Our quality, price and value are unmatched on the west coast of Florida.
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Our manatee tours are scheduled for maximum interaction between you and the gentle giants. We hold tours for 2-10 people at a time, for people of all ages and all year round. The passenger limit is kept at one half of capacity so that you can comfortably interact without crowding. For your privacy and convenience, we have enclosed bathrooms and changing rooms on board, and our boats have float boards for increased buoyancy and stability. Our staff are friendly and helpful and our tour captains are exceptionally knowledgeable about the manatees, Crystal River, and the Florida gulf coast, so feel free to ask questions.

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We want you to experience the beauty of nature found in the warm waters of Crystal River, Florida that manatees call home. We have a passion for these lovely creatures and we want to share our fascination with them while you make unforgettable memories. Manatee Swim Center believes that protecting manatees and their habitat is paramount. This is why we donate to the various non-profit organizations whose mission is to protect them. To date, we have given more than $30,000 to organizations dedicated to their flourishing. When you meet these lovable creatures, we think you will agree that manatees are worth protecting.