There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Crystal River and our beloved manatees than in a clear kayak! Our guided ecotour in our all-clear kayaks is the number one rated tour in all of Crystal River.
CRWS is a proud member of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide Program, promoting responsible eco tourism. Our location provides the opportunity for a scenic nature cruise down the Indian River.
Gentle Giants in Their Natural Habitat
Just like humans flock to Florida to escape from the cold and gray of winter, hundreds of manatees swim to the bays of Crystal River in the winter to enjoy the warm, still waters of Citrus County.
This is the only place in Florida where you can swim with manatees and spend time with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. If you love wildlife and dream of meeting the famous sea cows, you absolutely can’t miss a Crystal River manatee tour!
Come Face to Face with These Endearing Creatures
The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, located in Kings Bay, is a peaceful and magical place. Here you can meet manatees up close, and you’re sure to be enchanted by their friendly demeanor, curious eyes, and abundant whiskers. Their bulk is impressive, as they can reach up to 14 feet in length and weigh over 3,000 pounds. But you’ll quickly feel at ease in their presence as they swim peacefully or do playful somersaults.
Whether you’re already a manatee lover or you’re encountering them for the first time, you’re sure to fall in love with them the moment you meet them! A manatee tour is not only fun and exciting for the whole family, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn about these endangered marine mammals. Once you’ve had a chance to meet and swim with these gentle sea cows, you’ll understand why it’s so important to preserve their habitats.
Browse our Crystal River manatee tours and book the experience of a lifetime online today!