Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River

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  • We visited with our three children (ages 10, 6 and 1) and they all enjoyed the experience. We loved the manatee exhibit of course! The underwater viewing area is a must! That was the kids favorite of ...  more »
  • We arrived later in the day and were able to watch the birds be fed and also the Manatee. Had a wonderful time.  more »
  • Certainly one of Florida's greatest treasures its clear to see why the Manatees call it home. We'll be back. Just not soon enough!  more »
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  • Happy Manatee Awareness Month! These gentle giants – nicknamed “sea cows” for their diet of seagrass and other aquatic plants – can reach lengths of over 14 feet and weigh more than 3,000 pounds! Early explorers once mistook manatees, which have large, spoon-shaped tails, for young women, fueling legends of mermaids.
  • Loved this place! Staff is friendly. My coworker and I launched our kayak and saw some manatees. We kayaks around and had a blast. The boaters are very careful around the kayakers.
  • Great day at a good price. Need to come back when temp is better than 60 Degrees. Will definitely do again.
  • Got to go to see the crystal clear water to kayak and swim within.
  • This place is wonderful. It's a spring fed river feeding into a national wildlife refuge while managing to coexist with neighborhoods and somehow remain unspoiled. The water is clear, clean and beautiful here and the area is home to an amazing array of wildlife. It's one of the best places in the world to not only see manatees, but to swim with them in their own environment.