This viewing tour is held on the Kings Bay Animal Refuge. Up to one hour slow-paced (idle speed) pontoon boat tour. Includes manatee viewing when possible.
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Exciting Underwater Experiences in Citrus County
Water is at the heart of Citrus County, and all the best experiences in Crystal River take place on or under the water. If you love to swim, dive, paddle, or boat, this is the perfect destination to immerse yourself in stunning spring-fed rivers, lakes, and the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Crystal River’s most famous residents are, of course, manatees, and you can’t miss the opportunity to swim with them. Discover all the best things to do in Crystal River and start planning your visit today!
One of the main draws of Crystal River is Kings Bay, fed by more than 70 springs and home to Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and the Kings Bay Manatee Refuge. As temperatures drop in the Gulf of Mexico in the winter, manatees seek shelter in Kings Bay, the only place in Florida where you can swim with them. Learn about these endearing marine mammals and Crystal River’s efforts to protect them as you explore the Manatee Capital of the World.
Whether you’re looking for swimming, scuba diving, or a boat tour, you can find the perfect experience and connect with nature in a breathtaking setting. Head out on a naturalist-guided boat tour, plunge into the depths on a scuba dive in the unique Blue Grotto, or dip into the water and swim next to manatees.
We’ve gathered the best tours and activities in Crystal River to make your trip planning easy. Browse our options offered by top-rated operators and book your experience online!