Crystal River – Swimming with Manatees in Kings Bay (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Florida

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.


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

Our video from swimming with Manatees

Our Hotel at St. Pete Beach

All travelogues from the USA (2013)

Route 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