Observing and Preserving Nature Above, In and Under Water
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See and Swim with Gentle Manatees!

Observe the Nature around Crystal River

Welcome to your one stop Manatee Tour,  Scuba Tour, River Cruise & Fishing destination in Citrus County Florida!

Florida Manatee Tours by Crystal River Watersports was established in 1992 and is still family owned and operated. We are one of the oldest and most trusted Manatee Tour operators in Citrus County. Many companies use the term "Florida Manatee Tours" in their advertising, but we are the original.

Our Mission: Crystal River Watersports will be the premier outfitter for providing unparalleled customer service for the Observation and Preservation of Nature Above, In, and Under the Water.

Click Here to Learn about our Eco/Manatee Snorkel Tours. Small intimate boats and enough time to observe and appreciate Florida's Nature Coast.

Florida Manatee Tours & Crystal River Watersports are authorized by the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, the local agency in charge of the manatee's safety and well being. You can snorkel with the manatees, swim with the manatees or simply view the manatees from our pontoon boats, perfect for all ages. Our experienced captains are in the water with you to assist. Our goal is to provide you with the best manatee tour in Crystal River within the mandated guidelines.

Located on the water, just behind the Days Inn Resort in Crystal River, Florida, there are no fees to pay for safe secure parking, you board your boat just outside your room at our marina for your Crystal River Manatee Tours,River CruisesScuba Tours, or Fishing Charters offered year round.

Crystal River Watersports

Your PADI 5-Star home for Eco Tours on Florida's Nature Coast. We offer a wide range of activities that can be combined for a full day or even a weekend of fun. Your adventure begins at our marina shop right off Highway 19 at the North end of Crystal River.

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Under Water


Learn to Scuba Dive with Crystal River Watersports. We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, and can accommodate anyone wishing to do a "Discover Scuba Diving" through Assistant Instructor. Open Water Referrals welcome.

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In the Water


We've got many things to do in the water for your family fun. We offer several Manatee tours in Crystal River, Indian River and King's Bay. Swim with Manatees, see nature, birds, animals, fish and mammals.

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Above the Water


If Scuba or Snorkeling with Manatees isn't quite for you, we've got several on the water activities including Kayak rentals and Eco tours, River Cruises, fishing charters and more. We even have a boat launch.

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Perhaps your child has taken a sudden interest in the water, or you as an adult, have finally decided to take the plunge and learn to swim...swim lessons at Crystal River Watersports are fun and practical.

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