Swim with the Manatees
on King's Bay in Crystal River, Florida
Swim with the Manatees
Manatee tours start at just $54 per person and includes all gear
Scalloping Tours
Tour A
Crystal River Manatee Tour
Swim with manatees in the Crystal River, the highest concentration of manatees worldwide.  7am & 10am.
Tour B
Crystal River Manatee Tour
Our later manatee tour on King's Bay. Since manatees tend to rest later in the day, this tour is only scheduled by request.
Tour C
Our 1st Class Manatee Tour!
Private manatee tour from 2-6 guests. Enclosed Houseboat, HEATED in Winter. Swimming with manatees in several springs.  YEAR ROUND. 8 AM Only.
The Best Scalloping Tour
Enjoy a peaceful day on the water, scalloping in the Crystal River Florida area. Scalloping Tour is $75/Per Person, No Minimum, Includes Fishing License, Mask, Fins and Snorkel

Florida Manatee Tours
& Swim with Manatees

Sunshine River Tours invites you to come snorkel or swim with manatees in the Crystal River along the Nature Coast of West Central Florida. Manatees abound in our 72 degree (year around) spring fed waters. Let these gentle creatures get close to you, they are inquisitive…but remember this is a wildlife encounter, not an amusement park.


Florida’s # 1 personalized Manatee Tour – Call 1-352-777-1796 for reservations.

Sunshine River Tours is an ecotourism guide service located in Crystal River, Florida. In addition to Manatee swim and snorkel tours we offer Scalloping Trips and Airboat Rides. You will be thrilled by the glory of Florida nature at it’s finest. The Nature Coast is a birdwatcher’s and aquatic paradise. You may even catch a glimpse of the endangered Whooping Cranes that winter over in the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Many reasonably priced accommodations as well as restaurants, are available near our location in Crystal River.

We match all prices AND exceed amenities and qualities of other Florida Manatee Tours!

The Ale House at Port Paradise

The Ale House at Port Paradise


Visit our Port Paradise page featuring the Ale House and Port Hotel as well as our manatee tour shop.

We now rent Pontoon Boats at Port Paradise for 12-19 persons. Call for prices 352-795-7234








Proud sponsor of Save The Manatee Club

Sunshine River ToursSunshine RiverQuick Facts

  • We Specialize in Private Manatee Tours!
  • Swim or Snorkel with Manatees
  • Our Tours are Scheduled for Maximum Interactions.
  • Manatee Tours Available 7 Days a Week, Year Round!
  • We are Not Your Ordinary Manatee Tour!
  • We give back to non-profit organizations for the protection of Manatees (over $30,000 to date)
  • Watch our “Float With the Manatees” video and learn proper interaction with the Manatees.

This is by far the best time I’ve ever had in Florida. Our captain went above and beyond to ensure the most amazing encounter possible with these magnificent creatures. The safety and well being of the animals was the #1 priority and that was the most impressive part of our tour. I would recommend this tour to everyone!