Let’s go swimming with Manatees. You can swim with a Manatee in Crystal River year round. Crystal River is known as the home for one of the largest herds of wintering Manatees anywhere in the world. They are also a large population of resident Manatees that make this area their home year round. They like the Nature Coast so much that they just never want to leave. These gentle creatures enjoy the protection of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay and Three Sisters Springs.
If you are boating please looks for the posted Manatee idle zones. You are welcome to enjoy an awesome experience by snorkeling with the Manatees, kayaking or swimming with them while observing applicable regulations. We provide Manatee information and awareness courses for Manatees. We can arrange and book your adventure with everything you need from equipment to experienced and licensed Manatee tour guides.