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Manatee Encounters in Crystal River, Florida

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Crystal River is the only place where you can legally swim with these amazing and gentle creatures right in their own natural habitat.


Crystal River, Florida, boasts the largest concentration of Manatees in the world, so there is no question why it is known worldwide as the Home of the Manatees.


Welcome to Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours, where we specialize in five-star small, semi-private, private, and luxury VIP manatee snorkeling tours. We are open daily, year-round.

We conduct tours to swim with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Tours are conducted from a boat, and we encounter wild manatees in their natural habitat. We also offer kayak and SUP rentals and guided tours as well as seasonal scalloping trips to harvest scallops while snorkeling.

In 1983, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established to specifically protect the Florida manatees that consider this area their home. King’s Bay is fed by 28 natural springs, which maintain a constant temperature of 72 °F (22 °C) — a temperature that the Manatees love.


This was the best Florida experience I've ever had

Ryan and Dallas were great to tour with, extremely knowledgeable, and went out of their way to look for manatees further away from the crowds when possible. We saw several manatees and a few calfs with their moms. Fun 2 Dive is very friendly and respectful to the environment and the animals, which I hope we all learn from in the years to come. They also take excellent photographs, so you can leave your camera at home.

– Wanderer572928, TripAdvisor
Manatee magic!!!!

Just went on our first trip out to see the manatees. Captain Jason and Ethan were amazing and so patient. The knowledge they both shared made the trip magical. If you come to see manatees I would definitely go with Fun 2 dive. The entire staff was awesome and worked together to ensure we had a great tour and made memories to last a lifetime.

– onecaligirl22, TripAdvisor
What an experience!

This was worth the money. We visited in the "off season" for manatees and were a little worried we might no find one. However, our guides knew all the best places and we were in the water for over 2 hours within a few feet of them. The equipment provided was fairly new and we were given helpful instructions on appropriate behavior when interacting with the manatees. We chose the 6 people or less in a group option and I would say the smaller the group the better the experience.

– Michael T, TripAdvisor
Luxury Manatee Swim

One of the absolute best experiences we’ve ever had. My dive partner Ryan, and our Captain Mark made this trip one of the best we’ve ever done. They are professional, knowledgeable, and absolutely delightful to be with. Even if you’re not swimming & stay on the boat, a fabulous way to spend a few hours. If you’re ever looking for an exceptional Florida adventure, look no further! We’ll be back!

– Erica L, TripAdvisor
Group from Philadelphia

I can honestly say this was my greatest experience to date. Ethan was very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable searching for manatees. He took great pictures and made sure our group was all accounted for. Jason, our boat driver was very informative about the areas and waters. He knew key spots to dive into. Also had a couple laughs along the way. Top notch service!

– Richard W, TripAdvisor
Wonderful experience

Great staff, super friendly, great with our kids, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and more! We had a great experience with them, and were able to be out with the manatees for quite a while. They seem to genuinely love their job. We really enjoyed our time with you! Thank you for giving us some great memories.

– Thisismyname, TripAdvisor
Awesome private tour

Our family of 5 had our own 6 person boat with Megan and Hunter. They found a mother and calf for us to dive with for almost 2 hours! Plus we hit a crystal clear spring. Awesome service and all their equipment was clean and in great condition. Highly recommend them and we will return with 3 kids aged 10, 8 and 5.

– Rather_Nomadic, TripAdvisor

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