Crystal River Manatee Tours
Crystal River, Florida is the premiere destination for Florida based manatee snorkel tours. This area of Florida offers manatee’s prime year round habitat, as well as shelter from cooler winter water temps. This combination allows for visitors to engage with the Florida manatee in a way not available elsewhere in the state. The temperatures in the Crystal River manatee viewing area maintain a temp of +70 degrees throughout the cooler months. In this, manatees congregate here and allow our guests the opportunity to spend the day with them.
Homosassa Manatee Tours
Homosassa, Florida offers a combination of both experiencing the magnificent Nature Coast as well as provide guest the opportunity to swim with the manatee’s. The crystal clear and temperate waters here allow for both comfort and enjoyment for a family looking for a day away doing something memorable. Manatee trips out of Homosassa are one of our favorites- our experienced local manatee snorkel guide, the equipment, and the amenities we offer will make your manatee trip with us a pleasant one. To add to this, this trip makes or one of the best manatee photo options available in the state of Florida.
The Come Back Kid
In 1975, Florida’s school children helped designate the endangered Florida manatee as Florida’ state marine mammal. Since then, various research, management and educational efforts have occurred to bring back a species that many people thought was on the verge of extinction.
The West Indian manatee consists of two subspecies, the Florida manatee and the Antillean manatee. Until recently, both subspecies were listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. However, on 5 April 2017, the Fish and Wildlife Service reclassified the species, including both subspecies, as threatened.