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Crystal River Florida Manatee Tours recommends you book with us saving time and money . We work with many private captains to place you on the best boat for your group - a once in a lifetime experience and should never be missed. SwimWithAManatee.biz is dedicated to the West Indian sea cow and friends. The very best way to view the West Indian manatees is with a guided trip in the beautiful waters of Crystal River and Homosassa Springs. The manatees are large, gray aquatic mammals with bodies that taper to a flat, paddle-shaped tail. They have two forelimbs, called flippers, with three to four nails. The manatee head and face are wrinkled with whiskers on the snout. Manatees are related to the Steller's Sea Cow, which was hunted to extinction in 1768. The average adult manatee is about 10 feet long and weighs between 800 - 1,200 pounds. They can grow to 13 feet and weigh as much as 3,000 pounds. Calves are born weighing in between 60 - 70 pounds and can add as much as 700 pounds in their first year. Wow, now that's a big baby! During a recent trip in the waters, we spotted several mamas  with their baby calves close by. Unlike dolphins, they do not have sonar and when separated for just short amounts of time can result in a tragic ending. Experienced captains that guide the  tours are not only knowledgeable about Crystal River Florida but also make sure the potential encounter will be safe for both manatee and you.


Crystal River Florida is the only area where the herds  are growing. The  City of Crystal River Florida and Homosassa Springs area of Citrus County are very proud of this and residents as well as visitors that participate in the  tours can observe manatees in their natural habitat.  Most  tours have guides that are true professionals and respect the manatees and the precious environment. This area is an amazing outdoors paradise during all seasons. Crystal River Florida and Homosassa have wonderful temperatures and incredible land and seascapes provide an ideal place to live or visit for humans and animals ! During a encounter you'll realize the 72 degree waters flowing to the surface from the Florida Aquifer in local springs provide warm homes for these gentle giants. Humans have begun to respect these sea creatures, the effect being that numbers in the local herd are growing yet there is much work to be done. In this spirit, we list area information to the public in reference to interactions and trips in the Nature Coast of Florida

 

 

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 Tours in Crystal River Florida can be arranged to suit you and your group best whether it's a private  or public  tour our seasoned captains are personable and we welcome feedback from customers upon completed tours - photos from encounters in Crystal River  can be submitted to this site for consideration in our gallery of manatees that is being built presently. Several  Tours offer underwater photos of your encounter as well as video of you and your family or friends getting up close and personal with manatees.

 

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