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Manatee Tours - 3 Hour Manatee Tour

During your visit to the sunshine state, join us for a live mermaid swimming encounter!! Well, not really, but you can swim with manatees! We offer a truly once in a lifetime experience.....unless you decide to visit often.

Our swim with manatees tours begins at 8:00 am and 11:30 am daily. Each manatee tour lasts about 3 hours, however, as your enjoyment is important to us, your time on the water may be extended to try to ensure everyone has a good encounter, especially the manatees!

If you are staying at a nearby hotel/motel, you may want to ask for a late check out time, as our tours are on the manatees schedule, and not necessarily ours. 

From the 8:00 am manatee tour you should expect to return around 11:00-11:30 pm.  Our 11:30 tour does not always begin right on time, so please be patient, as we will be sure everyone has a great time. From the 11:30 am manatee tour you should expect to return around 2:30-3:00 pm.

Rates are as follows: 3 Hour Manatee tour-    

  • $60 per person
  • We do not have an age restriction
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult on the boat
  • We only take 6 people per boat

Join Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, LLC for an experience of a lifetime, the way nature intended. Below is what you can expect when you visit us for your manatee swim experience.

Upon arrival, and after signing the necessary paperwork, each guest will change into the rental wetsuits, or the wetsuits each guest is allowed to bring of their own.

After ensuring all the wetsuits fit properly, we will play a short DVD, (filmed in cooperation with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave while on a manatee tour, interacting with them in their natural habitat.

While touring Homosassa River in search of manatees, your Captain will teach you about manatee and their habitat, and answer any questions you may have. 

You may also expect to see Bald Eagles, dolphins, otters, wild pigs, raccoons and a large array of local and snow birds. Once the captain has found some friendly manatees, the anchor will be dropped and everyone will quietly enter the water to interact properly with the manatees. 

The manatees don't mind having their picture taken, you may even get a pose. If the manatees decide to initiate contact, you may also get to find out how they feel. Citrus County (that's where we are), is the only place where touching is allowed.

Manatee Tours begin at 8:00 and 11:30 am Daily (Reservations Required)

Snorkeling with manatees tours are conducted all year long, although many of the manatees will leave the area during the Spring and Summer months, however, Homosassa River boasts a year round manatee population.

Manatee Tours are conducted throughout the year

Join Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, LLC

An experience of a lifetime, the way nature intended. Below is what you can expect when you visit us for your Manatee swim experience.

Upon arrival, and after signing the necessary paperwork, each guest will change into the rental wetsuits, or the wetsuits each guest is allowed to bring of their own. After ensuring all the wetsuits fit properly, you will watch a short DVD, (filmed in cooperation with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave while on a manatee tour, interacting with them in their natural habitat.

Next, all guests and their US Coast Guard Certified Captain/Tour Guide will proceed to the dock area and board our comfortable pontoon boat to embark on your manatee tour.\While touring King’s Bay in search of manatees, your Captain will teach you about manatee and their habitat, and answer any questions you may have. You may also expect to see Bald Eagles, dolphins, otters, wild pigs, raccoons and a large array of local and snow birds. Once the captain has found some friendly manatees, the anchor will be dropped and everyone will quietly enter the water to interact properly with the manatees.

You may be allowed to take pictures, swim/snorkel with the manatees, and even, if the manatees allow, touch these amazing creatures. Share your memories and thoughts of your Manatee encounter on your way back to the docks.

Snorkeling with manatees tours are conducted all year long, although many of the manatees will leave the area during the Spring and Summer months, however, King’s Bay boasts a year round manatee population. Manatee Tours are conducted throughout the year and Reservations are required.


NOW Available at our shop and/or boat:

  • Underwater, disposable cameras
  • Underwater Digital cameras for rent/ bring your own SD card
  • Underwater cases for your iPhone/iPad or Andriod, take your gadget in the water for photos and videos.
  • 4G MicroSD Memory cards
  • Manatee souvenirs & gifts
  • Coffee, Hot chocolate, Hot cider or tea and pastries
  • Cold drinks & Snacks on the boat
  • Towels & Wetsuits/Snorkel Gear








Reservations are required

Call us at 352-601-8992

Credit Cards Accepted

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Homosassa Manatee Snorkeling Center, LLC
10460 W. New York St., Homosassa, FL 34448
Phone 352-601-8992

Taxes not included on prices above PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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