VIP Manatee Tours

VIP Manatee Tour: for 2017

Homosassa-Manatees-1When is it best to see manatees? Manatees come into the warm water springs of King's Bay to maintain their body temperature. Therefore the best time for viewing manatees is the early morning tour on the coldest day of the year. While there are 50-60 resident manatees here all year, during the coldest days there were over 600 in January 2014. Given the flexibility the single best recommendation is Cold Weekday Mornings.

* VIP Tours are only available through March 30th

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Semi Private 3+ hour VIP tour including:

  • In-water guide in addition to the boat Captain
  • Complimentary manatee thumb drive with pictures from your trip
  • Complimentary hat for after your manatee swim
  • Use of boat coats
  • Complimentary hot cocoa and fresh baked goods

In addition to:

  • Complimentary Snorkeling Gear: Masks, Snorkel, Wetsuit and Snorkeling Vest
  • Tours last about 3 hours, providing ample time to enjoy the "Gem of Florida's Nature Coast"
  • Maximum of 6 guests per boat. Larger groups have the option of having their boats travel together
  • 45 minute boat ride through the Crystal River State Park and past the ancient Indian mounds, providing unique viewing opportunities of the nature coast

Manatee Sighting Quick Guide

  • Cold = more manatees
  • Weekday = fewer people on the water
  • Mornings = manatees more active

What to Bring:

  • Sense of Adventure!
  • Wear your bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Comfortable warm clothes to put on after your snorkel (they may get moist from your bathing suit)
  • Snacks are available in the shop, but you are welcome to bring your own
  • Camera, although we have waterproof shells for most smart phones for sale

Cancellation & Refunds

  • 3 Day Cancellation/Refund period
  • There will not be any refunds for tours cancelled with less than 3 days notice before the beginning of the tour