Planning a Swim with the Manatees?

Visiting the Crystal River / Homosassa area? Below you’ll find some links that can assist you in making lodging reservations. Enjoy your stay!

Schedule a swim with the manatees – yes, even during the winter! Airboat rides are an exciting way to explore the area and our new kayak expeditions allow you to view the manatees right from your personal kayak vessel.

Holiday Inn Express

1203 NE 5th Street
Crystal River, FL 34429
Front Desk: 1-352-563-1111
Fax: 1-352-563-1112

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Note: Holiday Inn Express offers our clients a 15% discount on rooms. In order to receive this discount you must call Holiday Inn Express directly. Call 352-563-1111 and mention “Sunshine River Tours”

Bella Oasis Hotel & Spa

$55 and up / weekends slightly higher

Located in the heart of the Nature Coast, just minutes from area attractions. Water Sports, Historic Attractions, Golf Packages Also located at the Hotel is Schtippy Chippola’s Restaurant! Don’t miss their World Famous Wings and Key West Grouper. Come in for dinner and stay for the entertainment. “Giggles Comedy Club” has teamed up with Bella Oasis Hotel to bring live entertainment to Homosassa Springs!

Make reservations online!

Turtle Creek Campground

$24.00 – $60.00
Campsites and 3 cabins

McRae’s Fishing Resort

Homosassa Springs
$55 and up / weekends slightly higher

On the Homosassa River
On site tackle shop. Tiki Bar.

Camp and Water

$24.00 $50.00 – $100.00
Campsites and 12 cabins

Our 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. Continental Breakfast, snacks, beverages. FREE Hotel Room - Ask Captain Mike for details! 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 $65/Per Person, No Minimum, Includes Fishing License, Mask, Fins and Snorkel