If you love exploring, swimming, and getting up close and personal with the wild natural world then this tour is for you. The spectacular manatees are some of the most majestic marine animals and the warm Florida waters around Crystal River are the ideal place to meet them.
The Manatee Swim Center is located at Kings Bay. We are situated just directly off of Crystal River. Crystal River as well as its tributaries and springs, provide the perfect place to spot and see these gentle giants up close. This is also one of the only locations where it is legal to swim with manatees. Every year more than 600 manatees will migrate through these pristine waters to escape the chilly gulf waters, more than anywhere else in the world.
The Manatee Swim Center provides one of the best manatee tours in all of Florida. Under the expert piloting of the Manatee Swim Center’s experienced boat captains the Manatee tour gives visitors countless opportunities to not only see these elusive animals in their natural habitat but also to interact with them!
With the Manatee Swim Center guests will also be able to strap on a snorkel and swim through the clear waters with these majestic mammals. These tours are perfect for guests of all ages and there is no need to worry about buying any kind of equipment! The Manatee Swim Center will provide each guest with a wetsuit, mask, and snorkel.
Manatee Tours are conducted daily all year long. With various package options there is sure to be a tour that the whole family will love. The Silver, Gold, and Bronze tours are available at different times depending on the season. Please check our home page for updates and tour details. For private events the Platinum and Gold tours provide the perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying all the river has to offer. The Platinum tour also includes snack and beverage options for everyone aboard.