All-Inclusive Swim With Manatees Tours


Have you ever wanted to swim with a manatee?  This is your chance! Our local tour guides will take you on a three hour guided tour that is the VERY best way to see manatees in Crystal River.  Our "Swim With Manatee Tours" are great for families and include everything you need for an experience of a lifetime.  This all-inclusive tour comes with a full-length wetsuit, kayak or paddleboard, dive flag, snorkel gear, water, and one of our amazing tour guides.  We take you to the best locations to see and swim with manatees including outside of the world-famous Three Sisters Springs.  Three Sisters Springs is closed to paddlers from November 15th through March 31st so our tours go outside of Three Sisters Springs to give manatees their space during these dates.  This is the SAFEST and most eco-friendly way for people to interact with manatees since we do not use boats with propellers that harm the manatees.  For ONLY $69 per person, you get the best of both worlds.  You get to kayak AND swim with manatees.  Our tours book up frequently so reserve today and get ready for an experience of a lifetime with Paddles Outdoor Rentals!

Swimming with manatees in Crystal River
Swim With Manatees

Manatee Season runs from

November 15th through March 31st!

Manatee Season runs from November 15th through Match 31st each year.  It is customary to wear a wetsuit, snorkel, and mask when swimming with the manatees. The wetsuits help keep you buoyant, which makes it easier to float in the resting position while swimming with manatees.  The springs are a constant 72F or 21C, so the wetsuits also assist you in staying warm.  ​Without the wetsuits, mask, and snorkel, you are at risk of accidentally harming or harassing a manatee. This can be penalized fines up to $100,000 or up to 1 year in jail.  Three Sisters Springs is closed to all vessels during Manatee Season but is occasionally open to swimmers during these times.  When the springs are open for swimming, you are allowed to tie up the warning ropes outside of the springs and swim in.  This is a daily decision and is not guaranteed ahead of time and can be closed or open at any random time.  More updated information is available online with Three Sister Springs Information Center.