Crystal River is home to the Florida manatee, an endangered species and marine animal of Florida that weighs 1, pounds and grows up to 10 feet long on average. Manatees hang around in groups, so it is not uncommon to see hundreds of manatees swimming together in this region, especially in the blue springs of Crystal River. We at Captain Mike’s “Swimming With The Manatees” provides guided manatee . Swimming with the manatees and exploring the greater Kings Bay estuary and springs is extremely popular. Manatee tour experiences are best done by snorkeling while wearing wet suits, making the interaction as silent as possible. This way the manatees are more inclined to approach and get close.5/5().
Swim with the Manatees - Touch Down in the TEE-ZONE - Homosassa Homosassa is famous for one thing MANATEE!! Join us at our Safaris location to get away from the bustling Crystal River area and enjoy a quieter option at the Blue Waters of the Homosassa head springs. Only Available November - March. A: Manatees are curious and playful when you are quiet and let them initiate interaction. We show a "manatee manners for swimmers" video before you dive, review a final manatee briefing, and get into the water to videotape and supervise your tour to ensure the best opportunity and manatee encounter for all. Manatees are sensitive to movement and sound, so we do not Location: W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, , Florida.
Manatees are very gentle. They are curious by nature and playful at heart. You’ll be amazed at their calmness. You’ll develop a special appreciation of their struggle for existence. The Crystal River coastal waters are home to the largest population of manatees on the west coast of Florida.