Crystal River Tours Starting at $35 - Snorkel with a Manatee in Crystal River Florida
Visit Crystal River Florida and Swim with a Manatee
Private and Public Tours in Crystal River Florida
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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.
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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.