Crystal River Manatees

Crystal River Manatees

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Thank you, Fred and Greg. We loved the private charter to swim with the manatees. Your expertise was well utilized and we were grateful for that guidance. The conversation was great. The attempts to make sure we found manatees was fantastic and appreciated. We are so glad we booked our charter with you
Thank you, Fred and Greg. We loved the private charter to swim with the manatees. Your expertise was well utilized and we were grateful for that guidance. The conversation was great. The attempts to make sure we found manatees was fantastic and appreciated. We are so glad we booked our charter with you.
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I am trying to plan a trip with my 8 year old son. I have never been so I am looking for things to do after the manatee tour and places to stay. (Hotel/airbnb). What are great restaurant recommendations? Is there anything else to do around there? (We are going in January so it will be sort of chilly) what are things we should bring?
Have you ever experienced our "Hidden Florida"? Crystal River Manatees offers great adventures with manatees. They show you exactly what to do to get the most out of the experience and it's not far from Orlando! A little tip: Go when the weather is cooler. The manatees are more active.
Greetings, What are the best months to see the Manatees or are they always there? We are planning on May 1-3 to be there
we tried calling you. phone not working. messaged you on facebook too but no responses. what is going on. Jean 845-246-1625. landline.

Swim with manatees! Fun for the whole family! Visit https://CrystalRiverManatees.com for an Exciting Manatee Adventure!

Operating as usual

05/07/2020

Where's everybody been?

04/28/2020

Another great tour!

03/04/2020

If you're looking for fun things to do in Florida this spring ...come swim with me in Crystal River!

06/13/2019

Please will you stay and swim with me a while longer.

06/06/2019

Florida manatees enjoy warmer waters and are known to congregate in shallow waters, and frequently migrate through brackish water estuaries to freshwater springs. Manatees have a low metabolic rate that does not protect them in cold water. Prolonged exposure to water temperatures below 68 °F (20 °C) can bring about "cold stress syndrome" and death.

05/29/2019

Visiting Florida this summer? Come to Crystal River and Go Scalloping!

05/25/2019

Manatees have a large upper lip that is used to gather food and eat, as well as communications and social interactions. Manatees have eyelids that close in a circular motion. They are believed to see in color. Manatees typically have about 6 teeth in each jaw and it's tail is paddle shaped. They are noted for their paddle like flippers and their very friendly nature.

05/19/2019

Most Florida manatees depend on localized warm-water refuges in the southern two-thirds of Florida to survive the winter. About 60% use the warm water discharge from 10 power plants, whereas 15% use 4 natural warm-water springs. Future availability of these refuges is in doubt; most of these power plants may be retired within the next 20 years and groundwater withdrawals for human use could threaten our natural springs. A scary thought indeed.

05/18/2019

Yum this rope tastes good. Anyone up for swimming today?

05/17/2019

Manatees are well represented in Florida's fossil record. Their remains date back to prehistoric times and they are one of the more common vertebrate fossils known from ancient marine deposits.

The early colonists were quick to appreciate the species and described how the natives once hunted manatees.

In 1893, the state of Florida passed legislation that prohibited killing manatees. The West Indian manatee, including both the Florida and Antillean sub-species, were further protected in 1972 and 1973 with both the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Florida further protected the Florida manatee through state endangered species legislation and eventually through the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act in 1978.

We all cherish the time we get to swim with manatees. They’re so friendly, curious and gentle. They’re downright adorable. We respect their struggle for existence. We all hope that they continue to flourish for generations to come!

When visiting Florida, come to Crystal River and swim with manatees in the wild. It’s an extraordinary adventure and something you’ll never forget!

05/16/2019

The Florida Manatee is a large marine mammal that lives in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the southeastern United Sates, particularly springs, rivers and coastal waters of the state of Florida. Manatees are fully aquatic, very gentle and slow moving. They are herbivorous and are know to eat over 60 different species of plants.

Manatees are curious and playful by nature. Especially the younger ones. They enjoy swimming with us almost as much as we enjoy them!

Come swim with the manatees this summer. It's a boat load of fun that you'll never forget!

04/12/2019

If you're looking for fun things to do in Florida this spring ...come swim with me!

Photos from Crystal River Manatees's post 04/03/2019

Spring Break has been awesome again this year! The weather has been beautiful and the manatees plentiful. If you're vacationing in Florida, take a drive to Crystal River, FL and swim with manatees for an exciting adventure!

Myth-busting manatees 02/16/2019

Myth-busting manatees

The gentle giants cruising Florida's waterways are one of the state's most beloved creatures. On the surface, they may seem like slow, gray lumps grazing on sea grass but there is more than meets the eye with the ancient anatomical and ancestral traits still visible in manatees today.

Sea cows or sea elephants?

So-called sea cows should really be nicknamed sea elephants. West Indian manatees did not evolve from elephants; however, they did descend from a group of common ancestors. Manatees ...

Myth-busting manatees The gentle giants cruising Florida's waterways are one of the state’s most beloved creatures. On the surface, they may seem like slow, gray lumps grazing on sea grass but there is more than meets the eye with the ancient anatomical and ancestral traits still visible in manatees today.

01/03/2019

Florida Aquamaids

The Florida Manatee Festival is almost here!

Florida Aquamaids Send a message to learn more.

Florida Travel: See the Manatees of Crystal River 360 POV HD 12/23/2018

Florida Travel: See the Manatees of Crystal River 360 POV HD

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Florida Travel: See the Manatees of Crystal River 360 POV HD Located along Central Florida’s "Nature Coast," Crystal River is one of the few places where you can swim with manatees. Come with us as we explore the under...

Florida Travel: Swim with a Manatee in Crystal River 12/22/2018

Florida Travel: Swim with a Manatee in Crystal River

There's a little place called Three Sisters Springs, in Crystal River Florida, where the manatees play.

Florida Travel: Swim with a Manatee in Crystal River If you haven't been to Three Sisters Springs, you're missing out. It's a year-round favorite and in the winter manatees come in huge numbers.

Manatee Squash 12/21/2018

Manatee Squash

A manatee gets a little close. Wait for it...

Manatee Squash A manatee gets a little too close for (its own) comfort.

Crystal River Manatees | Swim With Manatees | Manatee Tours 12/21/2018

Crystal River Manatees | Swim With Manatees | Manatee Tours

The cooler temperatures across our area has brought hundreds of manatees into the bay and around the springs. As the weather gets colder, more and more manatees will be looking for warmer water to stay alive. Please stay alert, and keep your boat speeds minimal, while out on the water.

Crystal River Manatees | Swim With Manatees | Manatee Tours Crystal River Manatees - Swim With Manatees on a Breathtaking Manatee Adventure. Private manatee tours for large groups & small. 888-600-7550.

Timeline photos 12/16/2018

Manatee Season is in Full Gear!
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It's manatee season: Slow down. Watch out. Report those in trouble | Fort Myers Florida Weekly 12/11/2018

It's manatee season: Slow down. Watch out. Report those in trouble | Fort Myers Florida Weekly

It's manatee season: Slow down. Watch out. Report those in trouble | Please Share

It's manatee season: Slow down. Watch out. Report those in trouble | Fort Myers Florida Weekly It has been a dire year for manatees in Florida. As of Nov. 9, 741 manatees had died, an increase of almost 200 over all of last year and the highest number in the past five years. Watercraft have killed a record 107 so far this year, compared to the same number — 107 — for all of last year. Tha...

11/07/2018

Book early for 2018-19
Getting ready for a busy season!

10/21/2017

Manatee Tours are in full swing! Swim with manatees for a once in a lifetime experience!

07/29/2017

Scalloping Season 2017 is in full swing. Yum! Book a trip with us before the season winds down ... and if scalloping ain't your thing, let's go swimming with some manatees!

90 Minutes from Orlando 05/24/2017

90 Minutes from Orlando

90 Minutes from Orlando Private Half-Day Manatee Tours

Crystal River Manatees updated their website address. 05/10/2017

Crystal River Manatees updated their website address.

Crystal River Manatees updated their website address.

11/21/2016

The Manatee Adventure tours book up solid during the holidays! Don't wait.. plan your adventure now!

10/20/2016

Manatee Tour Season is heating up! Bring your family for an unforgettable adventure! Swim with manatees in the wild!

Extraordinary Experience Swimming with Manatees in Florida - Dang Travelers 01/29/2016

Extraordinary Experience Swimming with Manatees in Florida - Dang Travelers

Extraordinary Experience Swimming with Manatees in Florida - Dang Travelers Swimming with Manatees: My heart was pounding a million miles a minute.  I could feel palpitations in my chest, throat, and even in my head. If I wasn’t wet I’m sure I would feel sweat pouring out of my glands.

Timeline photos 10/23/2015

Please stay here and play with me a little longer...

Manatee Adventures

Sit back and relax as we embark on a nature cruise to a place where the manatees play. When we arrive, you’ll slip into the water and mingle with our friends. They are curious and playful at heart but prefer a gentle passive interaction. You will always remember your time with these gentle giants. They will find a place in your heart and remain there for eternity. We admire their courageous struggle for existence and appreciate the precious time we get to spend with them. Won’t you join us for trip back in time with the Florida Manatee.

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2880 N Seabreeze Pt
Crystal River, FL
34429

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Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm

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