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Nature's Adventure Center

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Crystal River FL

Candi Milby, Captain at Nature's Adventure Center

Nature's Adventure Center, led by Captain Candi Milby with over 20 years of experience in Florida's water activities, offers a variety of engaging and educational tours and lessons on the beautiful waters of Crystal River and Kings Bay.


Our Wildlife Viewing Tours are perfect for those who wish to explore the natural beauty of Kings Bay without getting into the water. Spanning 588 acres, Kings Bay is home to a diverse array of wildlife, with Crystal River manatees being the highlight. Crystal River is renowned as the "Manatee Capital of the World," and while the peak Manatee Season runs from November 15th to March 31st, a resident population of Crystal River Florida manatees can be seen year-round. During the Crystal River boat tours, guests will also have the opportunity to spot various species of birds, turtles, fish, and occasionally dolphins.


Swimming with Crystal River manatees is our specialty. We offer both shared boat experiences, which are an affordable option for smaller groups, and private boat options for groups of up to six. Guests can choose from a range of experiences and view availability.


Additionally, we provide easy, small class settings for 1-6 people at a time for Crystal River scuba diving lessons. Our PADI Open Water certification course includes a required E-Learning component followed by 2.5 days of in-water training with an instructor. This lifetime certification is recognized worldwide, with PADI having certified over 29 million divers. Whether you're looking to Crystal River Florida diving or scuba dive Crystal River Florida, our classes cater to all experience levels.


For those interested in a different kind of adventure, join our seasoned professionals in scalloping in Crystal River Florida. Our guides know the best spots to find the freshest scallops, offering both half-day and full-day scalloping tours to ensure a fun and fruitful experience. The Crystal River scalloping tours are a highlight for many visitors, providing an exciting and hands-on experience.


Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to explore and enjoy the natural wonders of Crystal River. Book your Crystal River Florida boat tours, Crystal River manatee tours, and Crystal River swim with manatees adventures today and make unforgettable memories with Nature's Adventure Center!

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Boat Tour Crystal River | Wildlife Viewing Tours

Crystal River, FL

Tour - Wildlife

Join Nature's Adventure Center's Wildlife Viewing Tours for an unforgettable experience exploring the beauty of Kings Bay without getting wet. Spanning 588 acres, Kings Bay is teeming with diverse wildlife, including a year-round resident population of manatees, earning Crystal River the nickname "Manatee Capital of the World." Our boat tours also offer the chance to see a variety of birds, turtles, fish, and even the occasional dolphin. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with nature—book your tour today!

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Boat Tour Crystal River | Wildlife Viewing Tours

Crystal River, FL

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River Florida Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Adventure  water_sports Snorkeling

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Crystal River Florida Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Adventure

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Embark on an exhilarating 3-hour adventure with our group swimming with manatees tour. Enjoy discounted seats at $55, but hurry, as seating is limited! Ideal for advanced to moderate swimmers, this shared boat tour promises an unforgettable encounter with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and informative experience, making this tour perfect for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Join us for an eco-friendly adventure and create lasting memories with these amazing creatures. Book now and dive into the thrill of swimming with manatees!

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Crystal River Florida Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Adventure

Crystal River, FL

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River Manatee | Shared Manatee Tour Classic  water_sports Snorkeling

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Crystal River Manatee | Shared Manatee Tour Classic

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Crystal River with our 3-hour classic semi-private swimming with manatees tour. Enjoy the never-crowded, semi-public setting with up to 8 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience. Perfect for beginner to advanced snorkelers, our tour offers a unique opportunity to swim with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the behavior and conservation of manatees, making this tour both educational and unforgettable. Join us for a memorable eco-adventure and book your spot now!

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Crystal River Manatee | Shared Manatee Tour Classic

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Mania  water_sports Snorkeling

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Crystal River Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Mania

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Experience the ultimate manatee encounter with our 4-hour Manatee Mania tour. Priced at $80, this tour is designed for snorkelers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Crystal River and get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Our tour includes manatee prep work, ensuring you're fully prepared for an unforgettable experience. Led by experienced guides, this tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about manatees and their habitat. Join us and make memories that will last a lifetime—book your Manatee Mania adventure today!

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Crystal River Manatees | Shared Manatee Tour Mania

Crystal River, FL

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Nature's Adventure Center Manatees Crystal River | Private Manatee Tour Mania  water_sports Snorkeling

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Manatees Crystal River | Private Manatee Tour Mania

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Indulge in the ultimate luxury with our Private Manatee Mania tour, offering 4 hours of exclusive exploration for up to 6 guests. Priced at $480, this private tour in Crystal River, Florida, includes a beverage bar and snacks, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and swim with these gentle giants in privacy and serenity. Our experienced guides will provide insights into manatee behavior and conservation efforts, enhancing your appreciation for these magnificent creatures. Join us for a truly unforgettable adventure—book your Private Manatee Mania!

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Manatees Crystal River | Private Manatee Tour Mania

Crystal River, FL

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River Swim With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour Explore  water_sports Snorkeling

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Crystal River Swim With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour Explore

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Embark on a private 3-hour adventure with our Private Crystal River Manatee Swim Tour, accommodating up to 6 guests for $420. Explore the natural habitat of manatees in Crystal River, Florida, in privacy and comfort. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and witness these gentle giants up close. This exclusive tour offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and create lasting memories. Our knowledgeable guides will provide insights into manatee behavior, enhancing your experience. Join us for an unforgettable adventure—book your Private Crystal River Manatee Swim Tour today!

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Crystal River Swim With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour Explore

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River Swimming With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour VIP water_sports Snorkeling

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Crystal River Swimming With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour VIP

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Treat yourself to the ultimate VIP experience with our 6-hour Private V.I.P. Manatee Swim tour, accommodating up to 6 guests for $929. Explore the crystal-clear waters of Crystal River, Florida, and swim with these gentle giants in privacy and comfort. This exclusive tour includes lunch with the captain, making it a truly luxurious experience. Our experienced guides will ensure you have a safe and memorable encounter with the manatees. Join us for a day of adventure and relaxation—book your Private V.I.P. Manatee Swim today!

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Crystal River Swimming With Manatees | Private Manatee Tour VIP

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Nature's Adventure Center Scuba Diving Crystal River FL | E-Leaning Class  water_sports Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving Crystal River FL | E-Leaning Class

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Scuba Diving

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Before your diving certification class in Step 2, you must complete the E-Learning portion, estimated by PADI to take 5-10 hours. This step is crucial for preparing you for the practical aspects of diving. Reserve your spot for our diving certification classes today, where you can purchase each step together or separately. Please note that a minimum age of 10 is required, and proof of age is necessary for 10-15-year-olds. Make your reservation now and take the first step towards becoming a certified diver!

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Scuba Diving Crystal River FL | E-Leaning Class

Crystal River, FL

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Nature's Adventure Center Crystal River FL Scuba Diving | Open Water Dive Class  water_sports Scuba Diving

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Crystal River FL Scuba Diving | Open Water Dive Class

Crystal River, FL

Water Sports - Scuba Diving

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

After completing Step 1, it's time for the essential Step 2: the PADI Open Water Dive Class. This 2.5-day course, typically held over a Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday, is priced at $320 plus tax for instructor fees, class work, boat fees, and more. Additionally, there is a $150 plus tax fee for full rental gear for both days, which can be waived with proof of gear purchase within the last year. Remember, the minimum age is 10, and proof of age is required for 10-15-year-olds. Take the plunge and book your Step 2 PADI Open Water Dive Class now!

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Crystal River FL Scuba Diving | Open Water Dive Class

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Nature's Adventure Center Scalloping In Crystal River |  Crystal River Scalloping Charters fishing Inshore

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Scalloping In Crystal River | Crystal River Scalloping Charters

Crystal River, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Catamarans26' Glacier Bay Max 5 Guests (base trip price includes 5 guests)

Experience the thrill of scalloping in Crystal River with our Adventure Scalloping Charter. Priced at $90 per person plus tax/fee, this 5-hour tour includes all the necessary gear, such as fins, mask, snorkel, and license, as well as net bags for holding scallops. Stay hydrated with complimentary bottled water as you explore the waters with our experienced captain and boat. Our knowledgeable captain will guide you to the best scalloping spots, ensuring a successful and memorable adventure. Dive in and book your adventure today!

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Scalloping In Crystal River | Crystal River Scalloping Charters

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July 23, 2024

My family and I had a great time swimming with the Manatees, the staff was friendly and the captain was very knowledgeable of the area. Our guide Collin was very helpful and patience.

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July 23, 2024

We took a tour with seadaddy’s dive center and it was great! They taught us how to properly interact with the manatees and not cause them harm or stress. We were able to swim along with the manatees in their natural environment. It is worth the experience!

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July 23, 2024

Had a great day out on the water today with Colin and Captain Andrew. ✅ swimming with manatees off the bucket list.

July 23, 2024

Thank you Colin and Captain Andrew. My friends and I had a great time on our manatee swim today! Snorkeling by the spring was an added bonus. You both made our trip fun and safe! Thanks so much!!

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July 23, 2024

had a great time. we had an early departure time and so it was a very small group. the captain was wonderful and showed everyone how to locate the manatees. everyone was nice e and quite so we were able to have a nice long swim without them being scared off. would recommend to anyone looking for a new adventure to try.

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July 23, 2024

Very professional and friendly team. We had a great time!