Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is located near Homosassa Springs, Florida, in the United States. The park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees. Visitors can get close to the animals on a floating observatory. Black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, and river otters can also been seen in the park. The park is also home to the hippopotamus Lu, famously known for his performances in many movies for the past 40 years. The park is officially named Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in honor of Elmyra Felburn Schiller (1943 – 2009), a benefactor of the Florida state park system.
Rent Kayaks near Three Sisters Springs
Manatee Swim Center offers our most adventurous guests the opportunity to rent a pontoon, probably the best option for those who want to take charge and explore the Crystal River at their own leisure. Our boats are high quality and surely some of the loveliest you can find in Crystal River, Florida. The Florida sun is legendarily bright so we’ve equipped all of our boats with a Bimini top so you can stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day. These pontoons are comfortable so you can enjoy Crystal River’s wonderful landscapes and gorgeous wildlife. Most of our pontoons have a maximum number of passengers per pontoon of 10 occupants but pontoons allowing 15 or 17 passengers are available at request to meet the needs of larger groups. For more details, please see the main website or call us for a quote. Prices may vary according to the pontoon size and season. There are no hidden fees.
Manatee Tours in Crystal River
Hop aboard one of our safe, comfortable, and clean US Coast Guard certified vessels where you will join your Master Captain to embark on your journey into the Kings Bay refuge waters. Our master captains are trained to find manatees on your manatee tour, even in the offseason, and will deliver the best manatee tour in Crystal River, FL—every time. You will be paired with one of our expert in-water guides who will be with you every step of the way to assist in making your manatee tour safe and memorable. Your in-water guide will also serve as your professional photographer to capture your manatee swim memories, and those photos will be available for purchase upon arrival back to our facility. For this tour, all required gear is included at no additional charge.
Boat rentals, yachts, pontoons, sailboats, fishing boats, catamarans - you name it, it's available in Crystal River! Scuba diving, dolphin tours, river and gulf safaris, airboats...all easily available during your stay!