Discover The Giants

Let the early bird get the worm while you get the best of Florida on this sunset snorkel. Not only do you get the chance to swim with the Florida manatee, you get to do it amidst a famous Florida sunset! Get up close and personal with Crystal River’s very own Gentle Giants on this 3 hour sunset snorkel for the perfect ending to any day! This tour is offered during manatee season, November 15th – March 31st.

Be our gust and let us take care of the rest

Hop aboard our US Coast Guard certified vessel where you will join your Master Captain to embark on your journey into the federally protected waters of the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge. You will be paired with one of our expert in-water guides who will be with you every step of the way to assit in making your manatee enounter safe and memorable. Your in-water guide will also serve as your professional photographer to capture your memories on film, and those photos will be available for purchase upon arrival back to our facility.



  • Wetsuit
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Bottled Water
  • USCG Master Captain
  • In Water Guide/Photographer



  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Flip Flops/Sandals
  • Water Shoes (optional)
  • Change of Clothes


  • 3 Hours from Start to Finish
  • Level One Snorkel Experience
  • Float Noodles Provided
  • Age Minimum 3 Years Old
  • Age Maximum 103 Years Old
  • Must Come Ready For FUN!

Crystal River – Winter Manatee Refuge

Hop aboard our USCG certified Vessel and join your captain to embark on a

Manatee season official begins November 15th and lasts until March 31st every year. At this time, Crystal River harbors its highest population of manatees of the year, as the manatees move in to seek warm water refuge. Due to the higher population of animals, we experience better late afternoon conditions and able to offer this early evening sunset snorkel at this time.

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Manatees are a federally protected species… here is what you should know…

There are lots of rules and regulations that come along with swimming with manatees, and for good reason. Our manatees are wild animals and we want to keep them that way. That said, taking a guided swim tour on a boat with a professional company will ensure that you will have a memorable and safe manatee experience. By thoroughly covering all rules and regulations, helping you to understand the animals behavior, and providing an in water swim guide, we ensure that all interactions are respectful of our manatees while giving you the best experience possible. Not to mention, it’s easy! Be our guest, and let us take care of the rest!!

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