Springs Near Captain Mike’s Swimming

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Manatees, also known as sea cows, are some of the most endearing creatures perhaps because of their peculiar mannerisms and lovable appearance. They are a favorite with tourists, especially children, who get a chance to swim with these gentle sea creatures in the Crystal River in West Central Florida. Captain Mike’s guided tours will let you swim or snorkel in the Crystal River and offer the chance to let the manatees get close to you. These magnificent creatures are inquisitive, but it is important to remember that this is a wildlife encounter, not an amusement park, and there are strict rules for any contact.

If you want to experience the glory of nature at its best, Florida’s Nature Coast provides an aquatic and birdwatchers’ paradise where you also may catch a glimpse of the whooping cranes, an endangered species found in Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Accommodations and restaurants are available at Crystal River at reasonable prices. The area around Crystal River is increasingly growing in popularity and is one of the most visited manatee habitats in the U.S. Guided tours in this region attract tourists who want to watch, touch or even swim alongside the manatees.

Florida Manatees

The Florida manatees found in Crystal River are an endangered species. They weigh up to 1,000 pounds and can grow up to 10 feet long. These sea creatures hang around in groups, so it is quite common to see hundreds of them swimming together in Crystal River’s waters. Captain Mike’s Swimming With The Manatees’ ensures that your tours are enjoyable and safe by providing guided tours with trained personnel as well some of the best boats. A guided tour of this region offers a unique experience for you and your family, especially if you love to get in the water for kayaking or snorkeling. You also can explore Crystal River’s breathtaking and amazing sea life under the Florida sun.

Other attractions in the area include the Crystal River Blue Springs, where you can take a boat to watch the manatees as they gather in the shallow crystal clear water, communicating with one another through funny sounds. Swimmers get a chance to visit the Three Sisters Springs, which is a manatee sanctuary, while scuba divers can explore the Main Spring. Tourists also can take hiking trips in the expansive Citrus County and visit the State Preserve. A guided tour of Crystal River offers your family a great and unforgettable experience.


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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