Crystal River

Located about an hour and a half from Tampa and Orlando, Crystal River is known as the “Manatee Capitol of the world.” 

Nestled in the heart of Central Florida’s “Nature Coast”, Crystal River and nearby Homosassa are home to some of the largest concentrations of Manatees in the entire world – and are the only places in the U.S. where it is legal to swim with these gentle creatures.

In addition to Manatees, Crystal River has lots of other things to discover: world class golfing, fantastic dining with some of the best seafood you’ll ever eat. There are unspoiled forests with lots of hiking and bicycling trails such as Floral City’s “Avenue of the Oaks.

Blessed with over 70 fresh water springs including Three Sisters Springs Wildlife Refuge and King Springs . Crystal River is a premier destination for boating, fishing, scalloping and water sports. Expect great boating, diving, snorkeling, scalloping, kayaking, floating (or tubing) and fantastic fishing.

Where To Stay

Plantation Resort on Crystal River offers unforgettable experiences for all in Florida’s historic Capital of the Manatee. Guests will find a full-service resort with classic rooms, excellent dining, a lagoon-style pool, an Aveda spa, and a world-class, traditional golf course. Check Availability

Treetop Bungalow features accommodation in Homosassa with air-conditioned accommodation 5.2 km from Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.The 1-bedroom lodge has a living room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and dishwasher, and 1 bathroom with bath or shower. Check Availability

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