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Experience the Nature Coast Discover the Real Florida
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Welcome to the Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River

Endless Excitement Out on the Water

At the Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center, guests and visitors can fully immerse themselves in the authentic thrill and adventure of Florida’s nature coast. From snorkeling and swimming with manatees to fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding, if you’re looking to get out on the water, this is the place for you.

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Swimming With Manatees

Get ready for a guided Florida tour like no other. At the Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center, you can enjoy the unique opportunity to swim with manatees in a safe and protected setting - and you might even come face-to-face with a few!

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Boating & Boat Rentals

Set out on the water and explore the Nature Coast with one-of-a-kind convenience. The Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center offers you direct access to guided boating trips, along with individual boat rentals for you to take out on your own.

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Fishing Charters

Easily charter a boat through the Adventure Center and head out fishing with one of our captains for the day. You’ll find all the fishing equipment you need at our dockside shop, from hooks and lines to rods, reels, and lures.

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From Past Visitors

“A great family getaway!”

“Don’t go without renting a boat. Take it to the springs - swimming at Three Sisters is a must do!! Swim with the manatees - the staff is wonderful and it was worth every dime. Kayaking - this is a must. We did some of this everyday!”
Rachael P., TripAdvisor

“I would recommend this to anyone.”

“Our captain was patient, kind, funny, and very helpful with our very inexperienced group. The experience of swimming with the manatees was better than I would ever hope. Very professional, and the equipment was well taken care of.”
William A, TripAdvisor

“We rented paddleboards and swam with manatees!”

“The Adventure Center is great...all the staff were super helpful, and made sure you had a great time!! The boat drivers are all master certified divers who know what they are doing. They spend time sharing information and are passionate about what they do.”
Alishia M, TripAdvisor
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The Redfish Classic Tournament

With our yearly Redfish Classic fishing tournament, we offer an engaging annual event centered around catching redfish and other prized species in the area, complete with a full weekend of fun and entertainment that’s open to all.

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