Swimming with manatees is a bucket list item for many travelers, and we provide the BEST eco-friendly swim tour in Crystal River, the home of the manatees!
- Single Kayak Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
- Tandem Kayak Maximum Weight: 420 lbs
- Paddleboard Maximum Weight: 275 lbs
Rated #1 Guided Tour in Crystal River, Florida!
Join us on our all-inclusive eco swim tour on your choice of a kayak or paddleboard with an exceptional local guide. Learn some amazing facts about the thriving ecosystem and have a chance to possibly see manatees, bald eagles, owls, dolphins, pelicans, tarpon, turtles, otters, and other species known to be found in Crystal River.
This is a tour that can be experienced by ages 3 and up. Care to take a private group tour with your exclusive guide? Private group tours are available as well.
Gratuities Not Included! Please tip your guide if they give exceptional service. They work hard for our guests and care about your happiness during your tour.
Our company promotes conservation efforts and conducts our tours and rentals in the highest eco-friendly manner.
- Your choice of kayak or paddleboard
- Swim mask and snorkel
- Amazing local guides
- Amazing customer service
- Free parking and transportation to launch location
- Fresh air on our amazing waterways
- Possibility to view many wildlife species
We require that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. There is a short video (required by FWC) and waivers to sign before send out.
Your time on the water starts at your booking time. As such, if you arrive at your reservation time you will miss your tour. Tours leave at the scheduled reservation time.
Children must be at least 3 years of age to participate. No pets are allowed on any of our tours. Per Crystal River City ordinance, there is a $5.00 per vessel launch fee that is charged at checkout. You will be given a bracelet that is necessary to launch at our local park.
Meet Our Amazing Local Guides!
Our guides know the local waters like the back of their hands and will show you all of the best places here on Kings Bay and our local springs!
Kiontae is one of our newest guides and has been with Paddles Outdoor Rentals for over a year now. He excels in customer service and our guests truly love being around him. Being born and raised in Crystal River has really given him a great knowledge of our waterways, which he loves sharing with his tours. His amazing personality and attention to detail makes him one of the best in the business! Book your tour today 🙂
When Josh is not out paddleboarding around King’s Bay, he’s working his butt off at our shop! Josh runs our kayak and paddleboard rentals on weekends and gives world-class tours during the week. Josh and Jessica are brother and sister and have a friendly competition of who can give the best customer service and get the most 5 star reviews. Reserve your tour today and experience what hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!
Meet our local tour guide, Jessica. She is born and raised in Crystal River and loves the manatees more than her own children lol. If she is not doing a tour or working in the shop, you will most likely find her on the water anyways in her spare time. Jessica gives 5-star service to her guests and it shows in her reviews! Reserve your tour today and experience what hundreds of other guests think about our amazing guides!