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

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

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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Very Enjoyable
, Jul 2022
Capt Mike was really a great guide. As well as Tim I think that was his name. It was his last day but he gave it his all. We all enjoyed the boat ride
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We hated to see Tim go, but back to college he went! Were so glad you were able to catch a tour with him while he was here! Come back and see us again soon!
Fresh water paradise
, Jul 2022
The rain in the lagoon and the weather with friendly crew. Safe boat and lovely surroundings This dread water entity is huge and spectacular.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
thanks for the kind review!
Good tour
, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable guides of the area and animals. Good humor. Saw a manatee and learned a lot about them.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for visiting and we hope you come back soon!
Could Have Been Better
, Jul 2022
We were a little disappointed in this trip and felt it could have been better. The guide had a face mike that did not work well, so it was hard to hear what he said. He answered questions and seemed knowledgeable, but also didn’t seem to have too much to say ( or maybe we missed that). Twenty minutes into our excursion the rain came down hard. We all gathered to the interior of the boat, but still got soaked. Of course, the rain could not be helped. Then it was very jars to hear. The captain and guide made the best of it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Im glad to hear our captains made the best of it! Unfortunately the Florida weather is so unpredictable sometimes! Give us a call at the adventure center, and ask to speak to Kayla. We'd love to have you back again! 352-795-5797
great day
, Jul 2022
very pleasant ride....enjoyed the fun facts and the scenery...would do it again...the guys were great as well...and we even saw some manatees...
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for joining us on the scenic cruise! Its not considered a "manatee" tour, but we love that you were able to still see one along with all the other wildlife!
, Jul 2022
Very relaxing seeing the live manatee was awesome. Great information. Crew was entertaining. Plan on going on a longer trip next time
Great time on the water!!!!
, Jul 2022
Such a great time! The crew has so much knowledge and works so hard for you to experience a great time!!! Take your family it’s a great time!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the 5 star review!
, Jul 2022
The Ride around the lake was amazing. We enjoyed seeing The Manatees, the Dolphin and the Giant Bird Nest!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Were glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!
, Jul 2022
No thrill boat ride with a poor presentation, nothing special at all. Saw a manatee and a bunch of old nasty boats that were just in the middle of the river unoccupied-looked abandoned.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Im so sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your experience. Please give us a call at the Adventure Center to let us know how we can fix this for you! 352-795-5797 (Ask to speak with Kayla)
Fun day on the water !
, Jun 2022
Very well worth it ! Would do it again! Tour guide was very involved in how well out mmm mmm we were enjoying ourselves !
Scenic tour at kings bay Crystal river
, Jun 2022
Great boat tour!. Lots of interesting facts. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We were fortunate to see manatees😄 & also the celebrities vacation homes.
Manatee Cruise.
, Jun 2022
I have done this cruise before and enjoyed it, but I can’t believe we saw manatees in the summer. What a great experience
Lovely hour together on this Manatee tour boat
, Jun 2022
We had a lovely hour on the boat tour. Our driver was funny and charming, and the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We saw manatees and learned about them. The staff was friendly.The company waited a few minutes for my family to all get there, which was nice. We all had a good time!
Good day
, Jun 2022
Enjoy the ride and the captain and narrator were very knowledgeable. Shop members were very helpful . Great fun
Honeymoon adventure
, Jun 2022
Crew was very friendly and informative. Boat was very clean and safe. Had a great time will be back.
Lazy Cruising Day
, Jun 2022
The river cruise was very relaxing and quite informative. We saw wildlife, flying fish, so cute, Manatee and dogs that looked like they were walking on water. See the picture that I took of them.
Excellent experience
, Jun 2022
Excellent time- our tour guide was very funny and personable. We learned a lot about the area,saw manatees,and enjoyed the scenery.
Very exciting day!!
, Jun 2022
The guides were great! We learned a lot about the area and some very interesting facts. We saw manatees, a turtle and lots of birds and beautiful homes along our trip.
Great way to celebrate my husband‘s birthday
, May 2022
It was a great time celebrating my husband‘s birthday. The captain and our tour guide were knowledgeable and fun.
Informative and enjoyable!
, May 2022
The tour was easy to book, place was easy to find. Parking and bathroom facilities. You do have to sign a waiver! A nice smooth ride and some Manatee sightings.

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