The Manatees in Crystal River invite you to come swimming and snorkeling with them.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with manatees? Welcome to the world of Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive! The West Indian Manatee is an amazing creature.  They are so big yet so gentle. Manatees are also very passive. When you get the chance to have a close encounter these wonderful mammals just enjoy it.  If you swim with a Manatee it will be a unique, exciting, and memorable experience. Our Captains are knowledgeable in the Manatee’s activities and how they interact with humans. Swimming with a Manatee is an experience that you will always remember. Manatees prefer the absence of scuba bubbles so snorkeling is the way for all ages to have a wonderful time interacting with them. An underwater video of your experience is also available by reservation and produced on DVD so you can relive this memory time and time again.



If swimming or snorkeling is your favorite way to enjoy the 72 degree flowing springs book a Manatee Tour with Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive today. We offer a variety of trips for the beginner to the most seasoned swimmer. We can help you arrange your trip. We can give you tips on the best restaurants in the area as we as other activities that the Nature Coast has to offer.  

Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive is here for your enjoyment!

If you want to do it yourself, we rent kayaks, and canoes.

Come swim with the West Indian Manatee at Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive! Our captains’ knowledge, experience and enthusiasm are so infectious that our clients return several times each year and year after year, bringing other family members and friends to meet the endangered West Indian Manatee!

Customer Reviews:
Charles Zlotkus said: Just did a family snorkel trip with Captain Charlie and Guide Shellie. What a great experience. The Captain stayed away from the packed springs loaded with boats saying it is not good for the manatees. He found a quiet spot and then the manatees started circling us. What friendly creatures and guide Sherrie kept everyone informed as the manatees kept visiting our group. What a great time. Will do it again.
Edward Owen said: Went out with Captain Glenn and guide Brody in early April. It was awesome! Obviously I encountered a manatee, but the whole experience was great. Got a bit cold towards the end but the team were very fun and helpful, and clearly knew the job well
Andrew Hill said: We've booked with these guys twice now and have had stellar experiences on both occasions. We went ourselves and most recently, returned when family was visiting. We'd absolutely rebook with these guys whenever other family/friends come to town.
Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive and the Manatees in Crystal River are looking forward to hearing from you.
We await your visit for the “Experience of a Lifetime”!


Scalloping in Crystal River is Great this Season! Very Large Scallops and Big Numbers!
Come get your limit on Scallop!
No License Needed, Free Ice, Water and Scallop Cleaning
Senior & Group discounts available!

 Cancellation Policy
We require 48 hours notification for parties of  if you wish to cancel a tour.  This is consistent with airline, car rental agency and hotel policies.  If you have reserved a tour for a group of 10 or more, we require a 3-week cancellation notice.  We will not refund short-notice cancellations.  We pre-charge all credit card reservations for the cost of the tour.  We have always required a credit card to hold a reservation.  Unfortunately, we have had a lot of people reserve spots on a tour and then not show up.  We make a commitment to you, who often travel long distances to get here, that you will have a seat on one of our boats.  We need the same commitment from you that you will arrive and be on time.  Otherwise, we needlessly disappoint someone else who would have liked your space(s) on the tour and / or we pay a Captain that we did not need.  This cancellation policy is to give us time to re-sell any seats left vacant and helps us keep our prices reasonable for you.  Thank you for understanding.

In order to ensure all of our customer's satisfaction and to be fair, our cancellation policy for our tours/activities is within 7 days after booking is made. If you need to cancel, and it is more than 7 days after the booking date, you will receive a rain check, which has no expiration date.
If Manatee Tour and Dive needs to  cancel due to weather, you will also receive a rain check, with has no expiration date.

Manatee Tour & Dive
36 N.E. 4th Street
Crystal River Florida

Toll free 1-888-732-2692
Local 1-352-795-1333