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 King Bay area a perfect refuge for manatees. Perhaps Crystal River is one of the few places where people are encouraged to enter the water and interact 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.
Twin Rivers Marina has several rental boats available for full or half day rental that will allow you to get up-close and personal with the manatees. Visit our Boat Rental page to get more information.