Swimming with Manatees in Crystal River Is a Unique and Privileged Experience
There is no other place in the US, than here in Citrus County, Florida where swimming with manatees is allowed. It is truly a wild animal encounter like no other. We are allowed to quietly snorkel alongside the manatees, in their habitat, in the 72 degree spring fed waters of the Crystal River and it is an awesome, unforgettable experience…Come join us and go swimming with manatees!
Why Choose Us?
Swim with Manatees Tours is owned and operated by Bird’s Underwater Dive Shop and is LOCATED DIRECTLY ON KING’S BAY so you do not have to transport to a marina to depart for your tour. Bill “Bird” and Diane Oestreich have been operating in Crystal River since 1989 and we consistently provide our clients with an unforgettable experience. Don’t take our word for it, check out our over 1000 reviews on TripAdvisor!
Need even more reasons to choose us?
- All guides are in water professionals, and are a minimum of SDI snorkel instructors.
- All tours include snacks, hot and cold drinks.
- Small 6 person excursions include fresh fruit, and a brunch tray.
- We are considered local Manatee authorities – Bird’s Underwater has been featured on over 25 television programs including Small Planet, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Lonely Planet, and The 700 Club.
- Check out our 1000+ TripAdvisor reviews and you’ll know why
We are the leading provider of swimming with manatees tours in Crystal River, Florida because we provide our customers with unforgettable experiences. Our convenient location – right on Kings Bay – means you don’t have to be transported to another marina. Our very knowledgable Captains and impeccable customer service, makes us the clear choice for swimming with manatees tours in Crystal River. More…
Scalloping is a great family experience! We know the best locations to catch your limit of scallops and it is a great way to spend a warm summer day in the water… while hunting for your dinner! We take you to locations that are approximately 3 to 6 feet deep, provide all the snorkeling equipment, mesh bags to store your catch, and even your license!
Bird’s Underwater Dive Center operates Swim With Manatees Tours where you can snorkel up close and personal with manatees, go scalloping, charter a fishing boat, rent kayaks and even rent three waterfront vacation rental houses. In addition to all of that, Bird’s Underwater Dive Center provides scuba diving instruction, scuba equipment sales, and some incredible guided scuba dive tours, More…
What Our Clients Are Saying
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