Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer


About Us



About Us

We Make Dreams Come True

We founded Nature’s Discovery after years of experience swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. Snorkeling with manatees is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people who visit the Nature Coast. We have spent years in this business professionally, and even longer as excited visitors to this amazing place getting close to the one-of-a-kind west indian manatee.

Coming face-to-face with a manatee is a transcendent experience for many people. Some describe it as spiritual and others may have no words to describe their manatee encounter, but their face tells the whole story. Manatees are large animals—often larger than your sofa at home—but they are such docile animals that people who never had the experience of a snorkeling tour or approaching wildlife can be comfortable around their gentle demeanor. Even after years of living around the animals, it is clear when you are snorkeling in the King’s Bay National Wildlife Refuge, you are truly entering the manatee’s home.

People from all over the world have come to Crystal River seeking wonder, beauty, and up close experiences with these truly gentle giants. Our foundation of Nature’s Discovery rose out of a desire to help as many people as we can meet the Florida manatee in an educational and exciting setting that preserves the ecology of King’s Bay without taking any expense on the manatees themselves. We preach passive observation of these beautiful animals so that we may snorkel with manatees without disturbing their behavior. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, getting in the water with wild manatees is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Florida and it is our absolute privilege and pleasure to give you the adventure of a lifetime!