a little and big manatee close to each other under the sea
a little and big manatee close to each other under the sea
Get Up-Close & Personal With Natural 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

With both guided trips and independent boat rentals, you can head out on the water right from the canals beside our resort. From sunset cruises to pontoon rentals, the Adventure Center has all you need to explore the waters of Kings Bay and beyond.

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Fishing Charters

Whether you’re after redfish, trout, tarpon, snapper, kingfish, or cobia, the Adventure Center will set you up with a fishing charter offering everything you need. From bait to lures, find all the essential equipment at the dockside shop, and you’ll be on your way.

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From Past Visitors

“Old Florida Charm”

“We took out our kayak the first day, and the next day, we rented a pontoon to finish exploring the springs.”
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"Adventure Center"

“Had a really fun time with the family. Kids loved swimming with the manatees.”
Jessica S, TripAdvisor

“Amazing stay”

“We were able to dock our boat to make it easy to access for scalloping and fishing.”
Andrew, 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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