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Crystal River, United States
Manatee Snorkeling Tours

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Swim with manatees on this nature-focused Crystal River tour. Appreciate these majestic animals in their natural habitat, under the watchful eye of an in-the-water guide who strives to ensure safe and respectful interactions between human and manatee at all times. Tours include snorkeling gear at no additional cost, and professional underwater photos are available for purchase after the tour.
  • Snorkel with manatees in their natural habitat
  • Small groups—no more than 12 people
  • Semi-private and VIP tours available
  • Multiple departure times available
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All snorkeling gear - Mask, snorkel, and wetsuit.
In-Water Guide
Small Groups (No cattle boats)
Scenic boat ride to the springs.
Professional licensed and drug tested captains and guides.
Full service tour facility with gift shop.
Commitment to provide you with a 5 star exprience of a lifetime.
Free Parking
Gratuities for captains and guides.
Bathing suit and towel.
135 NE 3rd St , 135 NE 3rd St, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pricing is the same for children and adults, all persons going on tour must have a ticket regrdless of age.
  • Children 3 years old and up are welcome with paid ticket.
  • Children under the age of 3 are welcome on private trips (call for private trip pricing)
  • Wetsuits available in sizes from 3 toddler to adult 4X.
  • All manatee tours are 3 hours in duration.
  • Kayaks and Paddle Boards available for rent before or after your tour.
  • Photo packages of your manatee experience available for purchase after your tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Best experience ever!
Kendra_T
, Jul 2022
We had an EXCELLENT first time experience swimming with the manatees!! They keep you in small groups and your guide is very knowledgeable about manatee safety and keeps everyone in check while in the water. This was our sons first time snorkeling and while we practiced in the pool the night before I was probably more nervous about him the water getting than he was. Our guide made sure his snorkel was properly fitted and wasn’t anywhere he should be. We went to 2 locations to swim and saw at least 3-4 manatees during this trip. My husband and I had 2 swim right by our faces nearly mowing us down- and it was the most surreal thing ever!!! All I wanted out of my entire vacation (and it’s not over) was to experience manatees in the wild. And I achieved that. Thank you! ❤️
star-5
Great tour
MicheleB_C
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour. They know exactly where to see manatees. The group was not too large to easily guide.
star-5
Family Fun!
Stephanie_K
, Jun 2022
Such an incredible experience being able to be up close to these gentle giants! Gavin and Cpt. Ryan were awesome!
star-5
Amazing experience!
Heather_W
, Jun 2022
The guides were extremely knowledgeable and informative about manatees. We were able to interact with a baby manatee which was an amazing experience! Would recommend to anyone, and would return.
star-5
100% worth it!!!
Brenda_C
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Very relaxing and exciting. These gentle giants are so awesome to see up close and personal. Loved it!!!! Thank you to Jessica and Jason for taking us out. We had fun. 5 stars for you both!
star-4
Kids got to take a...
John_E
, Jun 2022
Kids got to take a picture with the manatees and everyone was friendly . We all enjoyed the day while the whole experience was easy
star-5
My husband and I took our...
Melissa_W
, Jun 2022
My husband and I took our 7 and 9 year old boys snorkeling with manatees. First let me say this, I thought even finding the right size and putting on the wetsuit was going to be a production. It wasn't. Our guide Gavin handed us each one and said I think this will fit you best. He was spot on. I've switched bowling shoes more. The ride to the marina was very short, the van was cool and clean. We had Captain Levi, he took us right to manatees. We were swimming with them in minutes. The manatees were absolutely incredible. So sweet, playful and adorable. Gavin made sure EVERYONE got to have an experience with a manatee. Our guide was so kind, great with my boys and knowledgeable. My boys bailed early and Cptn. Levi was great with them. Made them each hot chocolate. It was nice that my husband and I got to continue and the kids were good. We had a wonderful experience and I would happily return. I definitely recommend it.
star-5
It was a great experience
William_G
, Jun 2022
Jessica and Jason were excellent and the entire trip was wonderful. We would highly recommend the trip and the company.
star-5
Beautiful Memorable Experience
Cecilia_K
, May 2022
Jessica and Steve were the best guides. I have never had a more indescribable experience it was just so special. If you are wondering if you should do this, do it. My fiance said it ended up being his favorite part of our whole vacation. Also, do not say no to hot chocolate at the end who knew hot chocolate in may would hit the spot like that lol
star-5
Garrett and Jason were so...
sarah_d
, May 2022
Garrett and Jason were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife and even the town history. I would do this everyday if I could! They were helpful abd funny and went out of their way to make our experience incredible. Ask for them if you book with this company!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Logan_L
, May 2022
We did the 1pm tour on Sunday May 15th and they really let us have our time out there to enjoy watching the manatees. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly.
star-5
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Kaitlin_S
, May 2022
Dani and Steve made this trip incredibly memorable and special. We would recommend this experience to everyone!!
star-5
Most memorable afternoon.
Jeffrey_P
, May 2022
Guide Danni and Captain Steve were the bomb diggity. Highly recommend requesting them. We had a small group, 12ish, not a bad # at all but next time we’ll charter a a private experience .
star-5
Great experience
Rob_S
, May 2022
The guides Gavin and Ryan were wonderful, they knew how to find the best spots and gave us all the time to meet them. It was one of the most beautiful experiences ever. Fun2dive team is wonderful.
star-5
We were not sure what to...
Michael_S
, May 2022
We were not sure what to expect. Went in just hoping to see 1 or 2. We saw 5 or 6. Even got to see a baby nurse on Mom. Would recommend this to friends and family
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best experience for my entire family!!
Danielle_C
, Apr 2022
This trip was life-changing and absolutely amazing! Our tour guide and boat captain were energetic and excited about showing us the area and the manatees! It Was obvious through their talking how passionate they are about the environment and sharing it with us. Jessica and Ryan were so thoughtful and kind as well and had both us and the manatees best interest at hand. I honestly can’t say enough good things to describe our trip, but myself, partner and our 4 kids left feeling so thrilled about the entire experience. We saw more than 5 different manatees, 2 mamas and 2 babies and even got a chance to see a baby nurse! This was just magical!
star-5
Memorable
Sara_B
, Apr 2022
DannI is awesome and Jason a gem. This was an amazing experience made better by their expertise. I highly recommend this trip to any family looking for a memorable experience.
star-5
Easter with the manatees!!
greg_M
, Apr 2022
Seeing the magnificent manatee. We enjoyed hearing from Steve and Kaylee. They were informative and entertaining!!
star-5
Amazing experience!!
Jessie_N
, Apr 2022
Gavin and Steve were amazing! They knew right where the manatees would be. Gavin did a great job trying to get everyone’s pic with a manatee. It was an amazing experience!
star-5
Good times
Melissa_L
, Apr 2022
Great experience. Kaylee and Cpt. Steve were fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. The pictures at the end that they offer are pretty expensive though.

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