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Swim with manatees on a one-of-a-kind tour at The Plantation on Crystal River

Posted at 11:55 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 23:58:49-05

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — Swimming with manatees is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Florida.

Three Sister Springs is home to the world's largest natural congregation of manatees with over 700 expected during the winter months. Depending on the weather, Citrus County can see over a thousand Florida manatees at a time.

The Plantation on Crystal River offers a one-of-a-kind experience when it comes to being in the water with these gentle giants.

Swim alongside manatees with daily tours going out every morning from The Plantation Adventure Center.

Tours cost $65 per person and include all equipment: 5mm wet suits, mask, snorkel, towel service, hot chocolate, coffee, hot showers, and heated changing facility with no parking fees.

Did I mention how amazing the guides were? Mark was the funniest captain and John was an exceptional dive instructor teaching you how to be safe while snorkeling.

The Plantation on Crystal River is located at 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Click here for information on manatee tours.