COVID-19 UPDATE:
At King’s Bay Lodge, the health and well-being of our community is top priority. We are actively monitoring updates regarding the Coronavirus and are following guidelines. King’s Bay Lodge is temporary closing to the public effective on Saturday March 28, 2020 for 2 weeks. We will accept reservations after that 2 week period. We will tentatively resume opening regular hours on Sunday April 12th depending on the current situation. Updates will be provided as we continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
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Manatees

Meet wild manatees in their natural habitat. Crystal River is the “Manatee Capital of the World”.

Swim with the Manatees

Popular tours allow visitors to jump in with snorkel gear to have up close and personal encounters. Swimming with the manatees is an experience of a lifetime and can be enjoyed by the entire family. Plenty of tours are nearby. We could gladly recommend one for you.

Swim With Manatees in Crystal River

Kayaking/Paddleboarding

Paddling to Three Sisters Spring Wildlife Refuge or along the seven mile Crystal River, is a must. Manatees are easily visible.  Rentals are nearby, some will deliver and pickup right from here. Also check out Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee, and The Chassahowitzka which are located less than an hour away.

 

Kayak With Manatees in Crystal River
Paddleboard With Manatees in Crystal River

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk

Book a trolley tour to the refuge and the boardwalk to explore the sanctuary, which includes trolley stops to downtown.

Click here to book your trolley tour.

See Manatees at Three Sisters Springs Boardwalk
Crystal River Trolley

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

This attraction, located off of Highway 19 in Citrus County, features the "Fish Bowl," an underwater room with windows to view hundreds of fresh water fish.

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park