2.5 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age
Crystal River

Swim with Manatees

Paddle and Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida!

What to bring: We recommend a bathing suit or comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, polarized sunglasses, a towel, and dry clothes.

Duration: 2.5 Hours

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 sending 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.

Swim with Manatees

Single Kayak
Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
Tandem Kayaks
Maximum Weight: 420 lbs
Paddleboards: 11 Feet
Maximum Weight: 225 lbs

This adventure is operated by Paddles Outdoor Rentals

THE BEST IN CRYSTAL RIVER! We have no cancellation penalties ever if booked through our website if you cancel before the start time of YOUR RENTAL. ALL GUIDED TOURS REQUIRE A 24 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE TO CANCEL DUE TO OUR GUIDES SCHEDULES! If you book with a third-party source such as Tripadvisor or Expedia, the cancellation policy is 24 hours. That is their policy, not ours. We understand that problems arise and we do not penalize our guests for canceling if you book directly with us. We do not feel it is fair to charge a customer that never had a chance to enjoy the day with us.