Family Owned

Crystal River Watersports has been a family owned tour center for over 20 years.  We focus on providing sustainable Eco responsible opportunities for people to enjoy the Nature Coast of Florida.

“Observing and Preserving Nature Above, In, and Under Water”

CRWS was one of the first companies to become a member of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide program.  Our adherence to the principles ensures a sound ecological experience for the guests at the same time protecting the manatees.

Aware Dive Flag

CRWS is proud to offer SCUBA training through Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) and SCUBA Schools International (SSI).  Each agency promotes safety and stewardship of the aquatic environment.

The Staff are involved in multiple efforts to Preserve Nature through Project Aware and the Triton Society.  Many hours are donated in support of Save Crystal River’s efforts to improve the local waterways in addition to assisting on the manatee rescue/release teams and annual manatee health assessment efforts.  Support is provided to the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Donations have been made to Coastal Camp Citrus to get local youth exposed to local marine science.  Over $2000 in books were donated to elementary and middle schools to help educate students about manatees.

Above the water we have the Eco and Manatee Tours, River Cruises, and Tours.

In the water we offer snorkeling with the manatees as well as snorkel tours down Rainbow River. Under the water offers a whole new world of possibilities with SCUBA. Training from Discover experiences through professional certifications. We also provide guides and dive buddies for local diving. We are offering trips to explore the oceans and reefs elsewhere


Crystal River Watersports has been a charter member of the Manatee Eco-Tourism Association of Citrus County (M.E.T.A.) striving to balance the magical interaction and learning about manatees while minimizing adverse impacts on the manatees.

Join the Family and book some eco tourism adventures with Crystal River Watersports

Email us at or call at 352.795.7033.

Hours are 7AM to 5PM Eastern 362 days a year.
(We do close on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.)