Private Manatee Tour in Crystal River, Florida

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Do you share a love of endangered animal species and have a passion for manatees? Want to get in the water to interact with them in a way that protects them and their habitat while providing unforgettable memories to you and your friends or family? With Captain Mike’s private manatee tour option, you can go on an exciting and interactive adventure, get up close and personal with these animals and have unforgettable memories.

Delightful Outing With Manatees

At Captain Mike’s, we are proud to welcome you to Crystal River, Florida—the manatee capital of the world—and to help you explore the natural springs and enjoy the abundant wildlife. Crystal River is home of the world’s largest gathering of manatees in winter, though a good number of resident manatees are found in the springs throughout the year. It is also the only region in Florida where you can legally be in the water with manatees. Through our premium private tour package, you have the privilege of snorkeling with manatees in the sparkling, crystal-clear waters for 5 hours—happily and leisurely—for great fun and memories of a lifetime.

Comfortable Seamless Ride

Our private houseboats offer highly personalized, friendly and faultless rides that make snorkeling with manatees more enjoyable. The houseboat provides comfortable seating, an on-board restroom, bathroom and changing room, snacks and hot cocoa, and a host of other convenient features. This boat seats up to six people—the semi-private tour has 4-6 six people—with those on board finding enough room to move about, interact with one another and enjoy every minute of the tour.

We have one of the few heated boats in the area, providing the warmth you need inside the boat and give you the courage to snorkel even during the chilliest mornings, particularly in the winter. We also provide amenities that suit those who are going on a tour, so you will be supplied with whatever you need to have a comfortable outing. We aim to deliver a personal touch that you won’t find with other tours.

Wonderful Captain and Crew

We have a reputation for great customer care, cleanliness, timeliness, trust and dedication that is unmatched. Our semi-private tours are directed by captains who are knowledgeable and experienced regarding the geographic area, water safety and protecting manatees. The crews are friendly and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and enjoy the trip.

Our captain and crew will make sure that you go to where these animals can be found and actually interact with them in their natural habitat. Not only will you appreciate the respect they show to these gentle giants, you will also enjoy the warm conversations and humor throughout your tour. Sharing your ride with a small group of like-minded individuals will make the experience even more breathtaking.

Competitive Price

Captain Mike’s private manatee tour in Crystal River is priced at $99 per person. For a snorkeling venture that takes 5 hours from start to finish and includes an exclusive range of supplies and amenities, we believe it is a great deal. We insist on at least 4 people because of the amenities we provide, but will include everything the tour requires at one low price. The private tour can be arranged for you and your group as long as you notify us of your plans ahead of time. We make reservations at least 12 hours in advance to give us ample time to set up everything properly for you.

Our semi-private houseboat manatee tour delivers the experience of a high end tour at an affordable price. When you opt for our premium private manatee tour option, you get:

  • VIP semi-private manatee tour for 5 hours in a small group of 4-6 people
  • Snorkel tour from a specially designed enclosed and heated houseboat
  • See and swim with manatees in Crystal River springs
  • Explore the various sites and amazing wildlife of Crystal River
  • Get properly fitting and comfortable masks, snorkels and wetsuits

Captain Mike’s private manatee tour is a premier option and one of a kind. You begin your trip at our full-service tour facility, where we beging by teaching you about passive interaction with the animals. You also watch a video on manatee manners to learn the correct in-water behavior to minimize the impact of your visit on the manatees.

And finally, you are transported to the dock to climb aboard an enclosed and heated houseboat for an exciting immersion in the world of manatees! The captain is your educator and guide for an experience of a lifetime. For more information, visit the Captain Mike’s Swimming with the Manatees website.

Swimming with the Manatees boasts the best water adventure in Crystal River, Florida with lots of things to do for you and your family. For more information, contact us online, or call us at (352) 571-1888.

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