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Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River

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Crystal River, United States
Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Explore Kings Bay in a relaxing way on a scenic cruise. Sail around the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and look for local wildlife as your captain shares the history of the area. Manatees, dolphins, otters, and turtles are often spotted in the area. The boat is fully covered for protection from sun and rain.
  • Relax as you cruise around Kings Bay
  • Covered boat for protection from sun and rain
  • See local wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Stress-free package for first-time and returning visitors
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Departure Point

9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429, USA

Plantation Adventure Center located on property at the Plantation on Crystal Rive

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Plantation Adventure Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kings Bay Scenic Cruise from Crystal River.

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Beautiful and interesting trip! Lots of wildlife !
, Nov 2021
Saw live manatees close up ! Dozens of them! Guide was excellent in pointing out how to recognize springs, or manatees coming up for air from different kinds of surface water "disturbances" i.e. bubbles, ripples etc. Saw several bald eagles and learned FASCINATING history of several abandoned waterfront buildings !
Informative, scenic and...
, Nov 2021
Informative, scenic and entertaining cruise. We'll worth the nominal fee. We would do it again the next time in Crystal River.
livin it up with the manatees
, Nov 2021
seeing a couple manatees and the boat cruise, the wildlife and scenic areas. the weather was great and we would consider it again. our guide was very informative, too.
Affordable, Family-friendly, Great Views!
, Nov 2021
Fun and family-friendly boat tour around Kings Bay. Tour guide and captain were great! Very affordable, you’re able to bring your own beverages and snacks and we were able to see manatees!
The tour was...
, Nov 2021
The tour was great....very informative. Will take a trip back when more manatees migrate into the springs. A wonderful experience and very affordable.
Great ride-saw several manatees
, Nov 2021
Great narration and kind captain and crew—they helped my mom who had trouble walking but boat was easy to get on. Very clean and fun! Thx so much 😎
Waste of time
, Oct 2021
We saw 2 to 3 manatees and that's it. It was just s leisurely boat ride. If you just want to go up and down the bay and hear stories go for it.
Great time
, Oct 2021
Informative, affordable. We had a great time. Saw manatees, turtles, Osprey, and even a small alligator.
Great Experience
, Oct 2021
Great experience and very knowledgeable team. The scenery was fantastic. Good to know the history of the area.
Experienced tour guide and captain
, Oct 2021
We learned a lot about Kings Bay and manatees. We did see some manatees during our one hour trip. Clean bathrooms at the dock too!

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