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!
The Clear Kayak Manatee Viewing Tour (Nov 15 – Mar 31)
- Clear Kayak Tour Ticket For one person • Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
Clear Kayak Manatee Viewing
You will journey out to some of the most beautiful waterways in Florida in our ALL clear kayaks with one of our amazing LOCAL guides. You will learn about our ecosystem and possibly spot local wildlife such as manatees, turtles, various birds, dolphins, and many species of fish. This is the NUMBER one tour in Florida for spring hunters. Don’t miss out and reserve your spot today!
Sorry, but there are no pets allowed on any of our tours, just rental products 🙂
ALL Clear Kayak Tour
Includes ALL clear kayak, life vest, paddles, and one of our amazing LOCAL guides! This kayak is for a single rider 18 years and older and 250 pounds and 420 pounds total for two riders. All groups will be doubled up unless over the weight limit or an odd-numbered group. No exceptions.
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.
This tour operates from November 15th through March 31st of each year. 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.
THERE IS NO SWIMMING ON OUR CLEAR KAYAK TOURS! It is extremely difficult to get on and off of the clear kayaks so we do not allow swimming on our clear kayak tours. We recommend taking our swim tours if you choose to get out and swim 🙂
There are no shoes allowed on our clear kayaks. You will leave your shoes at the launch location and can put them back on at the end of the tour.
What to Bring
We recommend a bathing suit or comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, polarized sunglasses, a towel, and dry clothes.
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!
Meet our tour guide, Izzy. Born and raised in Washington State, Izzy moved to Florida for all the wonderful weather and wildlife it has to offer. On her days off she explores other springs around Florida. She loves riding her bike and being on the water in general!
When Josh is not out paddleboarding around King’s Bay, he’s working his butt off at our shop! Josh runs our clear kayak tours and is an up and coming entrepreneur in Crystal River. 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 THOUSANDS of other guests think about our amazing guides!
Meet one of our newest local tour guides, Brody! Born and raised in Dunnellon Florida, Brody loves the medical field and is currently following his passion at EMT school. He also enjoys frequenting the gym on his down time. He is a people pleaser and looks forward to meeting new guests every day!
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 🙂