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Clear Kayak Manatee Ecotour of Crystal River, Florida

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Summer Sale
$69 + $5 Launch Fee
Adult Age 15 - 99 Includes $5 City Launch Fee
Youth Age 3 - 15 Includes $5 City Launch Fee

Clear Kayak Manatee Ecotour of Crystal River, Florida

You will journey out to some of the most beautiful waterways in Florida in our 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 so don’t miss out and reserve your spot today!

You will be attempting to spot manatees in various locations, and learn about our extremely unique ecosystem and learn why so many manatees make Crystal River their home. You will also have the chance to spot turtles, various birds including pelicans, herons, ospreys, owls, and even bald eagles. In the water you may spot dolphins, many species of fish including mullet, snapper, tarpon, and possibly a random alligator tucked away napping:) This is the NUMBER one tour in Crystal River, so don’t miss out and reserve your spot today!

Includes ALL clear kayak, life vest, paddles, and one of our amazing LOCAL guides! Our clear kayaks are setup as tandem kayaks and can hold 420 pounds total for two riders with no person over 250 pounds in the group. All groups will be doubled up unless over the weight limit or an odd-numbered group.  We do not do allow single riders on this tour due to limited availability of clear kayaks.  If you a single rider, you may be paired with another person from a separate group if necessary.  No exceptions.

Three Sisters Springs Closure

For the 2023 Summer season our tour will be slightly modified than our previous years as access Three Sisters Springs until November 14th, 2023 will be closed. There will be a “Canal Stabilization Project” that  will restore habitat, including critical manatee habitat, and prevent erosion of sediment into the spring.

This is a very exciting project that will ensure Three Sisters Springs will be around for many years for our beloved manatees during the colder winter months.  Our tours will be going inside Three Sisters Springs again Starting April 1st, 2024!

No need to worry though as there are several other amazing springs and manatees to see year round here in Crystal River.  Your LOCAL guides are extremely well trained and will educate about the entire ecosystem and answer any questions that you may have 🙂

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 being sent out.

Your time on the water starts at your designated tour starting time. As such, if you arrive after your tour has left, you will miss your tour. Tours leave at the scheduled reservation time.  If you are late for the tour there are no refunds, cancelations, or rescheduling.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

This tour operates in Crystal River year round and per Crystal River City ordinance, there is a $5.00 per vessel launch fee that is charged at checkout.

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

  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • A towel
  • Dry clothes

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