Island Activities - Manatee Tours

Crystal River Island Retreat offers manatee tours in both Homosassa and Crystal River. All of our Crystal River manatee tours are private and tailored to meet the needs of the customers. Homosassa Springs manatee tours are open to the public. We offer the best guides on the river for half days and full days out on the water with packages that accommodate small, private, and large groups. Read more about tour specifics below.

Crystal River is Home of the Manatee!
Crystal River Manatee Tours
Crystal River Manatee Tour
  • Public Boat
  • Small Groups: 2 to 6
  • Arrangements for Larger Groups
  • 1/2 Day Trips ... Starting at $35
  • Masks & Snorkel ... $10
  • Wet Suit ... $10
  • Trips now offered at 7-8 am and 12 pm (winter only)
  • Full Day Tour ... $99 (min. $400 per trip up to 10 people)


  • Homosassa Manatee Tour
  • This is a 3-hour tour, a 3-hour tour.
  • Designed for 2 to 6 People
  • $30 per Person
  • Masks & Snorkel ... $10
  • Wet Suit ... $10
  • All Full-Day Manatee Tours Include:
    Mask
    Snorkel Gear
    Fishing w/ your Gear
    Wet Suits
    Snacks & Drinks
    Towels
    Sunscreen
    Lunch-Provided
    and your very own private Captain!
    *For up to 6 Hours
    Paradise Found Island Retreat offers custom manatee tours* in the Crystal River area that are planned to include the activities that you find interesting. These tours are available for all interested, regardless if you are a registered island guest or not. When you instruct the Paradise Found Reservation Agent of what you would like to do, a unique plan is created. Our private tours allow you to experience the Real Florida with only the guests in your party. Just bring you and your guests, all you need is provided, including a licensed captain, towels, sunscreens, First Aid Kit, snorkel gear, wetsuit and life jackets, drinks and light snacks as well as pictures of your day. After visiting the manatees, the tour often has lunch then takes off again to view dolphins, tour the coast and just enjoy the Florida sun! Full day tours are usually up to 6 hours. Morning trips are usually from 8:30 a.m. (dock departure) until 2:30 a.m. (return to dock) and afternoon trips are available, too, along with romantic sunset cruises. Your biggest worry is to decide which of the tours you want to experience. These are private tours! *The parameters of this tour are exclusive to the Crystal River Manatee Tour. Your Homosassa & Crystal River connection!
    Call (352) 564-1757 or Toll Free in the U.S. 1-352-564-1757
    or Email Paradise at info@crystalriverisland.com