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Swim with Manatees Tour

Quick Details

Single Kayak Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
Tandem Kayak Maximum Weight: 420 lbs
Paddleboard Maximum Weight: 275 lbs

Paddle and Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida!

This amazing tour leaves you with a lifetime of incredible memories. Swimming with manatees is a bucket list item for many travelers, and we provide the BEST eco-friendly experience possible. This is a 2.5-hour kayak and swim adventure that operates from November 15 through February 28 each year.

During your tour, you have the opportunity to view and swim with wild manatees and other wildlife in their natural habitat. There are several species of birds and fish that you may encounter on your journey as well as dolphins, tarpon, turtles, and an occasional otter.

Choose a single kayak, double kayak, or paddleboard for your adventure. Includes wetsuits and snorkel masks.

This tour books up frequently and has limited availability, so book today and don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Important Information

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!

Three Sisters Springs Kiontae
Kiontae Mr. Smooth

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 🙂

Josh R. Mr Sunshine

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!

Jessica, our lead guide and shop manager
Jessica Manatee Whisperer

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!

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