2880 N. Seabreeze Point
Crystal River, FL 34429

Crystal River Manatees

Kings Bay, located in Crystal River, has several springs scattered around the bay that pump fresh water at a constant 72°F year-round making the Kings Bay area a perfect refuge for manatees and a swim with a manatee. Perhaps Crystal River is one of the few places where people are encouraged to enter the water, interact, and swim with the manatees. Manatees are air-breathing mammals and spend much of their time near the surface of the water, which makes them easy to see. 

If you want a chance to go swimming with the manatees in Florida your best opportunity is to check out a Crystal River boat rental from here at Twin Rivers Marina! Why pay for manatee tours when you can get up close and personal while swimming with manatees and observing these unique creatures.

Twin Rivers Marina has several rental boats available for full or half day rental that will allow you to get up-close and personal to swim with the manatees. Rent a boat now! 

Some cool facts about Florida Manatees:

  1. Manatees are herbivores so you don’t have to worry about suffering a manatee bite because they love to eat plants.
  2. A manatee can hold their breath for 15 minutes underwater!
  3. While manatees have really small eyes they can actually see really well.
Image of two manatees swimming side by side in Crystal River, Florida.