1.5 hrs
Minimum Age
Crystal River

Manatee Viewing Cruise

Gather the crew and join us for your daily dose of serenity on our Manatee Viewing Cruise.


1 Hour and 30 Minutes


This tour is the perfect way to stay dry and view the wild manatees of the Kings Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Hop aboard our US Coast Guard certified vessel where you will join your Master Captain to embark on a journey into the Kings Bay refuge waters. On this tour, you and the group will join us for one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime!

During this trip, we will search for our world-famous wild manatees that give Crystal River the title of “The Manatee Capital of the World.” There is also a chance to see many other species of birds, turtles, and even a dolphin every now and then so be on the lookout for the impressive variety of wildlife that calls the refuge “home”.

What to Bring

Polarized Sunglasses

Please Note

This is a wildlife tour. While we do see manatees on every tour, we never use the word guarantee because Mother Nature reigns supreme. Conditions vary daily, tour by tour, and can never be predicted. Daily conditions vary seasonally with things like weather, tides, and crowds. You can always call us and ask us what conditions you can expect and will do our best to set your expectations. At the end of the day, we are dedicated to your experience and ensure we do our best to provide a safe, fun, and memorable trip!!


For this Manatee Viewing Cruise, you will be meeting our Captain at Pete’s Pier to board the vessel. The meet time is 3:45 pm. There is an additional $5 parking fee (per vehicle) at Pete’s Pier, that you will be required to pay upon arrival.

Pete’s Pier

1 SW 1st Place
Crystal River, FL 34429


Manatee Viewing Cruise

Per Person

This adventure is operated by Explorida

Due to limited seating, we request that you process any/all cancellations at least 5 days prior to your scheduled tour. Guests who process cancellations at least 5 days prior to ‘any’ scheduled tour will receive full reimbursement. Guests with short-term cancellations (less than a 5-day notice) can reschedule at no additional cost or can opt for a gift certificate to reschedule at a more convenient time. In the event that we are required to cancel due to bad weather conditions, boat issues, or other circumstances beyond our personal control, you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule “or” receive full reimbursement.