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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling & Eco-Tours

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Manatee Snorkeling & Eco-Tours

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A guided snorkeling adventure for the whole family offered year-round! Snorkel with manatees in their natural habitat in spring-fed Kings Bay. These Crystal River tours seat up to six passengers to ensure an intimate experience for your party. All gear and included! Private tours available. Photos taken by the in-water guide during the tour are available for purchase after the experience.

Get your loved ones the gift of a lifetime! Our gift cards are easily transferable, redeemable at any available tour time for an all-inclusive experience, and never expire. If you want to get your friends and family a manatee excursion or adventure on King’s Bay, this is the perfect option!

About Our Crystal River Manatee Tours

Welcome to paradise! Here at Nature’s Discovery, we take guests from all over the world on scenic boat eco-tours of the Kings Bay Manatee Refuge. Keep your eyes open as we search the headwaters — we may find a variety of wildlife, but the main event are the magnificent manatees!

We’re privileged to be able to lead daily expeditions to take guests (like you!) snorkeling with these gentle giants. Our manatee snorkel tours offer the rare opportunity to enjoy up-close interactions with one of the sweetest animals on the planet. Our tours are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned snorkeler or first-timer, our manatee snorkeling tours cater to all ages and no prior experience is necessary. You can find everything you need to make your manatee dreams come true right here at Nature’s Discovery.

Not in the mood for a swim? No problem! Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of Crystal river. Discover pristine waters, lush refuge land and diverse wildlife while enjoying an eco tour appropriate for all ages and led by one of our Coast Guard Certified Master Captains.

All surfaces and gear used are thoroughly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

About Our Crystal River Manatee Tours

Welcome to paradise! Here at Nature’s Discovery, we take guests from all over the world on scenic boat eco-tours of the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge. Keep your eyes open as we search the headwaters — we may find a variety of wildlife, but the main event are the magnificent manatees!

We’re privileged to be able to lead daily expeditions to take guests (like you!) snorkeling with these gentle giants. Our manatee snorkel tours offer the rare opportunity to enjoy up-close interactions with one of the sweetest animals on the planet. You can find everything you need to make your manatee dreams come true right here at Nature’s Discovery.

Not in the mood for a swim? No problem! We offer sightseeing tours year-round and relish the opportunity to help you experience the highlight of your trip to Florida!

All surfaces and gear used are thoroughly sanitized to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Why Choose Nature’s Discovery Eco Tours?

Unparalleled Expertise

With years of experience, our team of Master Captains and certified guides possess extensive knowledge about manatees and their behavior. You can trust us to provide an informative and enjoyable experience.

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Eco-Friendly Approach

As nature enthusiasts, we prioritize the conservation of manatees and their environment. Our eco-friendly practices ensure insure minimal impact, allowing future generations to enjoy these amazing encounters.

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Equipment Provided

Forget about the logistics – we’ve got you covered! Our all-inclusive snorkeling packages include snorkeling gear, wetsuits, bottled water, and hot chocolate during the colder months. Focus on the adventure and leave the rest to us.

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Manatee Heaven

Jake and Evan were awesome. They were great with instructions and making everyone comfortable. They gave a flash drive at the end with amazing pictures for us to remember which they included. Most tours charge extra for this. The best part was the experience though. They definitely know where to go and the best time. We did the early morning but SO worth it. Slowly but surely we were surrounded by the gentle giants. All very safe and it is something we will never forget! Thank you guys! We will tell everyone!

– Alfredo N., TripAdvisor
A Customer Focused Team

Evan and his team personalized my trip and went out of their way to make my experience perfect. They provided pictures and other unsuspected amenities to make my day memorable- truly a customer-centric mindset. This set them apart from the other companies offering manatee excursions. Most importantly, I would now consider them friends and will visit them again soon.

– Drew C., TripAdvisor
Fabulous Manatee Experience

We went out with Evan & Jake last week and had a FABULOUS experience! There were 5 in our group (age range 16 - 80) so we were able to rent the whole boat and have a private tour. We lucked out and hit the jackpot in terms of seeing lots of manatees. We were nervous because we weren't able to go out until the 10:15 tour (due to having to drive a distance first), but Evan knew right where to take us and we saw lots of manatees - even an adult and nursing youngster! Evan drove the boat and kept my mother-in-law company (who chose not to swim). Evan shared lots of interesting information with her while Jake hopped in the water with the rest of us. He gave us lots of tips and took pictures. At the end of the tour they gave us a thumb drive with the pictures - included in the price! Evan & Jake are very personable and made it a fun tour four all 5 of us. They are clearly knowledgeable about the area and the manatees and shared lots of interesting information. Their smaller tours are definitely the way to go!

– Christiana T., TripAdvisor
Amazing Memories

An experience we will never forget! These guys were full of information and got us up close to many different manatees including a mother and calf. They were able to find them away from other groups which was great because it can get a little crowded in places. The guide in the water (and one watching from the boat) was tremendously helpful to spot the manatees and get us right to them. The benefit of having a photographer taking photos in the water is priceless! We have these awesome pictures to look back anytime we want! To top the trip off, we found some dolphins and followed them around and watched them feeding. Recommend these guys 100%! Fyi… they were with another top rated company and went out on their own. I called the other company, they were booked, and they recommended these guys and I’m so glad they did.

– K.G., TripAdvisor
Fantastic value!

Evan and Jake are definitely the right people in the right job at the right time for the right reasons. We will definitely be back and we will use them as our guides again. The photos were included and the time wasn’t shortened by suiting up. They deserve to go far in their new business and we believe they will. Evan explained how they were part of a volunteer effort rescuing manatees after a severe flood loading them up in an “man”bulance (ambulance) which was a u haul truck transporting them to safety from being stranded in a local golf course pond. Definitely unsung heroes! Thanks again from your Kentucky neighbors!

– Corey R., TripAdvisor
Once in a lifetime experience.

Jake and Evan were super friendly and so knowledgeable about the manatees and the area around Crystal Falls. Being showed how to interact with the manatees was great and you didn’t feel like you were invading their space. They even limit the number of people on ten tour so that you get the very best experience and a ton of personal time with the animals. The boat ride after was very informative. We also received pictures of everything for free! We had a great time and will definitely book with them again if we ever get the chance to come back.

– FunFam4All, TripAdvisor
Amazing time! Saw 6 manatees snorkeling

Jake and Evan love what they do and they’re very knowledgeable about manatees. Their respect for the manatees shows and makes you feel you’re with them and not interfering into their lives. We saw six manatees snorkeling and at least four more cruising back to the pier. We were fully expecting to have to pay $50 for pictures. But they were included in the package. It feels so good not to feel nickle and dimed. Highly recommend!

– Zorana P., TripAdvisor