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Snorkel with ManateesJoin us in Crystal River Florida, where you will embark on an exciting adventure to Snorkel with the manatees. Our USCG licensed Captains and "In Water" Manatee Tour Guides, will take you into the Crystal River Natural Wildlife Refuge on our US Coast Guard Inspected Manatee Tour Boats to the best locations to Swim with the Manatees. Prior to your departure on our boats you will be educated on how to have the best possible experience to swim with the manatees. Our guides will enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable experience, even if you are new to snorkeling. Because of our commitment to educating our guests on passive interaction before the tour, this will offer you a more successful and rewarding experience when swimming with the manatees.

Swim With Manatees!You can’t help but to fall in love with these curious, friendly, and slow moving "gentle giants" and return from your swim with manatees tour with a clear understanding of the need to protect them. The Florida manatee is a curious, friendly and playful animal by nature. You will interact with them as they roll and frolic in the warm, year round 72 degree spring waters of Crystal River. Snorkel with manatees in their natural habitat while they show their curiosity towards humans. Our 3 hour manatee swim tours are an incredible and unforgettable experience for both children and adults of all ages. Our entire swim with manatees tour times is scheduled for maximum interactions. Up close and personal encounters with the Florida manatees is what we strive for. Seeing these beautiful animals in their natural habitat will be an experience you will remember a lifetime.

Our swim with manatee tours are conducted daily, year round. We offer manatee tours that are perfect for the beginner, or the experienced snorkeler. Of course, if you prefer not to enter the water, you are welcome to stay on board the boat to view the manatees from above and even capture those once in a lifetime, one of a kind, manatee pictures. At River Ventures, our guides will be in the water with you, capturing the manatee photos and in water manatee encounters of your family and guests. Safety, education, and awareness are our goal! Fun, adventure, and a lifetime of memories will be your reward.

Swimming With ManateesCome experience an unforgettable connection with one of the most amazing animals of the sea, the West Indian manatees. Let us share with you, our love of the manatees, and the beautiful springs of Crystal River. Once you have experienced swimming with the manatees, you will be sure to share in our enthusiasm, love, and respect for these gentle creatures.

After you snorkel with manatees at River Ventures in Crystal River, complete the day with a visit to our neighboring town of Homosassa. We offer all of our guests free discount tickets for admission to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, a National Gold Medal Winner.

We offer "private" swim with manatee tours for groups of any size. Contact us for more details.

Crystal River Manatee Tours Conducted 7 Days a Week Year Around!
(Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Reservations in advance are highly recommended.
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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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River Ventures Swim With Manatee Tours Photo Gallery

Great day snorkeling with the manatees.
Up close and personal with
 this friendly manatee.
Even manatees like to have their pictures taken. Say Cheese!

Face to face with the Crystal River Manatee.
This friendly manatee rolled over for a coveted belly rub.
Man and manatee in Three Sisters Springs.
How about a manatee kiss!
Great day for a manatee swim.

Manatee belly rub at Three Sisters.
A day at play with this momma manatee.
Swimming with the manatees.
Lots of friendly manatees looking for some fun.
We are a guest in the manatee's home.
Snorkel with this friendly manatee in the clear spring water.
Swim with manatees, seeing is believing.
Lots of manatees to snorkel with on this winter day.

Having fun snorkeling Three Sisters Springs.
Baby Manatee in the springs of Crystal River.
This manatee strikes a pose for the camera.
Friendly and curious manatee spending time with the human animal.
One of River Ventures manatee tour boats.
Baby manatee and all its curiosity.
Another baby manatee calf in Three Sisters Springs.
Winter manatees in the springs of Three Sisters.
Am I about to get a manatee kiss?
These smiles say it all! Manatee tours are great for all ages.
River Ventures boat. Come swim with the manatees.
This manatee is checking out the camera guy.

One of the many birds of prey spotted on our manatee snorkel tour.
Kids love to swim with the manatees.
Manatees are just naturally curious and love to pose for photos.
Ahhhh. Thanks for manatee belly rub!
A Snorkel up Spring Run to Three Sisters
Oh these gentle giants! Momma and calf manatee never far apart.

Manatees always put smiles like this on our faces.
Summer fun snorkeling with the manatees.
We never disturb sleeping manatees.
Watching the dolphin feed on one of our manatee tours.
This is how to swim with the manatees, just float on top.
Let the manatees come to you.
Down the ladder to swim with the manatees.  Fun for all ages.
Snorkeling with the manatees in Kings Spring.
When swimming with manatees, touch them at the surface of the water only.
This loveable manatee needs a kiss.
This newborn manatee is catching  ride with mom.






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