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Crystal River Manatee Tours
 Crystal River Florida offers the best manatee tours in the USA


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        In Crystal River you can take private 1/2 or full day tours.
We offer public 1/2 day manatee tours in Crystal River & Homosassa Florida.

Crystal River area Statistics : Population (year 2000): 3,485 Males: 1,668 (47.9%), Females: 1,817 (52.1%) Elevation: 4 feet County: Citrus Land area: 5.7 square miles Zip codes: 34428, 34423, and 34429.  median resident age: 48.5 years Median household income: $37,207 (year 2000) Median house value: $93,000 (year 2000) Kayak the Nature Coast or eat at the best restaurants and enjoy the Nature Coast its fullest. There is so much to do in this outdoors paradise and the mild temps during all seasons make trips in the beautiful waters wonderful for anyone looking for a great experience - The local fishing is considered to be some of the best in the United States. The combination of fresh, brackish and salt water in the area provide the great variety of fish taken locally. The area fish houses and restaurants take in fresh catches daily.  Many fishing guides and charters take visitors to the fish for reasonable fees and the experienced Captains know the area. Swim with a manatee by booking a manatee tour - Learn about the West Indian Manatee. Manatees like this location so much that they stay here during the winter months! Manatees are slowly re-establishing their numbers and the only growing manatee herd on the planet makes this area home for winter. There is always something to do for the visitor or native such as trips, snorkeling or just rest and relaxation - The area is rich with history also. Many local historical landmarks find the interest of many. Fun in the sun and a wonderful alternative to the confusion of the central Florida Resort Area.


This website is designed to inform residents and visitors of Crystal River Florida about interesting activities, points of interest, accommodations and dining in the Nature Coast area, focusing on Crystal River and Homosassa, which is the vacation destination for The Real Florida. Value added vacations, friendly natives and wonderful scenery are just a few reasons you should consider having your next vacation here, in Crystal River Florida. This area has the only growing herd of manatees in the world, as this IS the home of the Manatee. The 72 degree year round waters of local springs make comfortable conditions for these gentle giants as well as human residents. Private and Public trips (under 6 to a boat) are available for you decide which best suits your desires. Please click on the Manatee link for more information. Many other trips are available including fishing, diving, hiking and eco-heritage. The residents and local businesses welcome visitors. The local economy depends on tourism and the feeling of being welcomed is pervasive. The southern charm and hospitality of Crystal River Florida is the primary reason visitors return year after year. We offer Index Listing for area businesses or you can place an advertisement on this site for a reasonable fee.


You can make have a  life experience by staying on one of the only private islands for rent on the west coast of Florida Crystal River Vacation Rental Private Island. You can experience island living at its best. Large solar heated pool/2 spas, 14 kayaks, fire ring with furnished wood, 45 foot Tiki Hut to relax and watch the dolphin swim by in. 



Some of the things you  defiantly don't want to miss in are area is, the Homosassa wildlife park, Rainbow River state park, Crystal River burial mounds. If you want to see the real Florida as it was in your parents days Citrus county is a great place to come. Although we are growing at a outrages rate. It is still more like the Florida of old than most any part of the state. There is a reason they call this the nature coast! You can see more animals and open land than most any of the state. Our real estate prices are still behind, also making it a good area to retire too.


I love spending time in the out islands of the St Martins River  The Ozello Keys has over 350 small islands. You can kayak or boat till you  drop, and still not find all the nooks and crannies out there. I have heard stories of all kinds of Indian artifacts being found on some of the remote islands near Crystal River. The fishing is real good most of the year. You can find Red Drum. Flounder, Snook, Tarpon, Sharks, Cat Fish, Grouper, Bone fish, Mackerel, Just about anything that is your preference to fish for. So come on down and explore our little piece of heaven right here on earth on the Gulf of Mexico. Feel free to call me if you have any questions on our area. I am not a expert but have been here for 19 years now and do know a lot about the area.      

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