One of our absolute highlights in Florida is to swim with the Manatees in Crytal River. Manattes, or round-tailed sea cows, manatees or dugongs, are absolutely peaceful creatures that may look a bit weird, but are simply worth 🙂 Unfortunately, they are endangered species, and they enjoy special protection in Florida and it is forbidden to swim or interact with manatees almost everywhere. However, there is one place where swimming with the Manatees is officially allowed: Kings Bay on the east coast of Florida.
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The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
Our detailed travelogue on swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River will follow. But we have already uploaded some pictures of this trip.
Rent a boat in Kings Bay
Swimming with Manatees
The Three Sisters Springs
Video from swimming with Manatees
Our Hotel at St. Pete Beach
All travelogues from the USA (2013)
Florida: Orlando - Sea World amusement park with Dolphin Cove
Florida: Orlando – Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove Water Park
Florida: Orlando - Wild Willys Airboat Tours at Lake Tohopekaliga
Florida: Crystal River – Swimming with Manatees in Kings Bay
Florida: Miami – Wynwood Walls & Jetski in Biscayne Bay