Semi-Private Houseboat Manatee Tour - The Manatee Confidential (3hr) - Crystal River

Semi-Private Houseboat Manatee Tour - The Manatee Confidential (3hr) - Crystal River
  • Duration : 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Crystal River, FL - Florida
  • Product code : SPMT
From USD $69.00
Shhh…we have ansecret! Our Manatee Fun Houseboat is an awesome semi-private option. You get to enjoy the personal attention of being with a small group but pay just a portion of the price of private tours! Manatee Fun specializes in accommodating less than 6 passengers per vessel, and that can make a huge difference when it comes to the quality of your encounter.

As one of the cleanest, most stylish vessels on King’s Bay,  you’ll be the envy of other visitors who are often times disappointed at the condition of their tour boat. We close the windows and doors on cold days to take the chill off and keep you more comfortable.  At Manatee Fun, we care about your experience and our reputation so we strive to go above and beyond!

Enjoy the unique privilege that is exclusively ours here in Citrus County Florida by swimming with the manatees in the spring-fed King’s Bay Wildlife Refuge! Crystal River is home to the world’s largest population of endangered manatee during the winter season, and even a small population the warm months.  Having the chance to encounter these curious, gentle giants in their natural habitat is an adventure that your family will never forget!


Embark on your journey with a Coast Guard Certified Master Captain and an in water chaperone, educator and photographer. This tour will run three hours from start to finish and everything you will need is included for one price. You will begin at our full-service tour facility, where you will be educated about the animals in a classroom type setting and receive tips for your snorkel tour to make the most of your day. You will be taught the in’s and out’s of ‘passive interaction’ as this ensures that the animals enjoy the experience as much as we do! You will then be suited up and transported to the dock, where your Manatee Fun House Boat will be waiting for you.

King’s Bay’s rich estuary will amaze…..birds, fish and wildlife abound! Submerge yourself in the manatee’s world! Finish your adventure by viewing your Guide’s photos back at our facility and be sure to visit our one-of-a-kind gift shop! Our well-informed staff will direct to other local attractions, restaurants and answer of your questions before you are on your way.


We guarantee that after you meet our friendly gentle-giants you will never be the same! You won’t forget your adventures here in Crystal River, and chances are - we will see you again!


  • Bottled  water  provided
  • In water tour guide and photographer provided at no extra charge
  • Fully enclosed  houseboat with bench seating
  • Boat commode with curtain to pull for emergencies
  • Mask, snorkel, wetsuit all included
  • Photo package available at the end of your tour for an additional charge
  • Departing from the Manatee Headquarters at River Ventures - Crystal River
Available 7 days a week