Animal Encounters

This page lists places in the Citrus County and Hernando County and Levy County, Florida area where kids can interact with or observe animals including: pets, farm animals, zoo animals and animals in the wild.
Kids Citrus County and Hernando County and Levy County: Animal Encounters - Fun 4 Nature Coast Kids
Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company

Guided kayak and SUP tours are two of the best ways to learn about the manatee and of the least invasive means to observe. Guided tours offer a bette ...

Area: Citrus County
707 N Citrus Avenue, Suite A, Crystal River, FL, 34428
All About Elephants Program at Two Tails Ranch

All About Elephants offers an inside look into the world of elephants past, present, and future. Offering school programs, clinics, and lectures, it i ...

Area: Levy County
18655 NE 81st Street, Williston, FL, 32696
Alpaca Magic USA

Alpaca Magic USA is open for visits to the farm any day between 10am and 2pm. You get up close and personal with the alpacas and learn more about them ...

Free: Yes
Area: Citrus County
4920 W Grover Cleveland Blvd, Homosassa, FL, 34446
American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour

Crystal River Manatee tour offers year round snorkel encounters with our gentile giants and if there are divers in the family there is something for e ...

Area: Citrus County
821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Aquavision Manatee Tours

You will experience up close and personal encounters with manatees. Take your private manatee tour with us, swim and enjoy hours of swimming with man ...

Area: Citrus County
506 NW 1st Ave, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Bird's Underwater Dive Center

Swim with Manatees Tours is owned and operated by Bird’s Underwater Dive Shop and is located directly on King’s Bay. Bill “Bird” and Diane Oestreich ...

Area: Citrus County
320 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Boyett's Citrus Attraction

The Attraction at Boyett’s Grove is huge – feed animals at the wildlife park, dare yourself to enter the dinosaur cave, explore the aviary and Gulf fi ...

Area: Hernando County
4355 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL, 34601
Captain Bob's Custom Airboat Tours

*Located in Marion County. We specialize in alligator airboat tours, by appointment only.

12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Captain Mike's Swimming with the Manatees

Captain Mike’s invites you to come snorkel or swim with manatees in the Crystal River along the Nature Coast of West Central Florida. Manatees abound ...

Area: Citrus County
1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Captain Tim and GypSea Adventures Airboat Tours

Captain Tim and GypSea Adventures have Joined Teams to bring you New and Exciting Tour Experiences. We Offer Rare and Unique Learning Experiences and ...

Type of Tour: Boat
Area: Citrus County
2130 S Waterman Drive, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Crystal Lodge Dive Center Manatee Tours

Many people come here to snorkel because of the large manatee population that migrate up into the warm natural spring fed waters that remain a constan ...

Area: Citrus County
525 NW 7th Ave., Crystal River, FL, 34428
Crystal River Kayak Company and Dive Center

Crystal River Kayak is the perfect place to kayak and swim with the manatee. Rent a kayak and launch behind our store. No shuttle needed. We are just ...

Area: Citrus County
1422 SE US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The Visitor Center and Friends Store are Closed. Relocation is in process. The Visitor Center offers a gift shop, exhibits about Crystal River Nat ...

Area: Citrus County
1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Crystal River Water Sports - Manatee Snorkel Tours

We limit the number of guests to 6 per boat so that everyone has a semiprivate experience with our knowlegeable Captains/Guides and with the manatees. ...

Area: Citrus County
2380 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL, 34428
Dade City's Wild Things

At Dade City’s Wild Things Zoo, we strive to bring you closer to the animals for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our Florida animal encounter ...

Area: North Pasco County
36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL, 33523
Double J Adventures - Manatee Tours

Join us on a guided tour for the chance to swim with manatees, observe these gentle giants in their natural environment, and capture amazing photos an ...

Area: Citrus County
1 SW 1st Place, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Visitors can see West Indian manatees every day of the year from the park's underwater observatory in the main spring. The park showcases native Flori ...

Area: Citrus County
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19), Homosassa, FL, 34446
Family Adventure Charters - Dolphin Tours

Great family fun can be had by taking a dolphin watching tour down the Crystal River to the Gulf of Mexico. Dolphins will come along side the boat and ...

Area: Citrus County
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Family Adventure Charters - Manatee Tours

Captain Tim's Manatee tours can depart at any time to meet your specific needs. Early morning departures provide the best opportunity for finding, and ...

Area: Citrus County
1 SW 1st Pl, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is home to parrots and other exotic birds, kept in large outdoor aviaries where they play and interact. The sanctuary is ...

Area: North Pasco County
8933 Casper Ave, Hudson, FL, 34667
Florida Manatee Adventures - Dolphin Tours

The Dolphin Tour is a great way to see these majestic creatures up close and in their natural habitat!

Area: Citrus County
2880 N Seabreeze Point, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Florida Manatee Adventures - Manatee Tours

Florida Manatee Adventures would like to provide you with the ultimate Manatee tour! By doing so, your tour is completely private and intimate; provid ...

Area: Citrus County
2880 N Seabreeze Point, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours

Join Fun 2 Dive in Crystal River Florida for an amazing adventure to Swim with Manatees. Since 1995, Fun 2 Dive has guided 1000’s of visitors from all ...

Area: Citrus County
135 NE 3rd St., Crystal River, FL, 34429
Giraffe Ranch

Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their grassy breath? These are memories that will last you a lifetime. At Giraffe Ranch in Dade Cit ...

Area: North Pasco County
38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL, 33523
Golden Rainbow Ranch

*** Visits are limited to 15 people or less, by appointment only!*** Golden Rainbow Ranch is a non profit ecotherapy center, offering the perfect pa ...

Area: Hernando County
14412 Snow Memorial Hwy., Brooksville, FL, 34601
Gulf Coast Expeditions Manatee Tour

Snorkel with the Manatee with a guided tour from our U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains. Tours conducted daily in the beautiful Crystal River National ...

Area: Citrus County
27 NW US Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Majestic Manatee Tours

Your tour will begin with a video about Manatee Behavior and provide vessel safety orientation. Next, you will be provided with wetsuits, masks, and ...

Area: Citrus County
565 NW 1st Avenue, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Manatee Adventures

Take the Ultimate Manatee Tour and Swim with Crystal River Manatees in the Wild. Enjoy a scenic cruise to the popular habitat of the Florida Manatee. ...

Area: Citrus County
2880 N Seabreeze Point, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Manatee Swims Crystal River Florida

Spend time in the Crystal River Animal Refuge and swim with our friends the Manatees. These gentle giants live in the Kings Bay Animal Refuge in Cryst ...

Area: Citrus County
1801 NW HWY 19/Suncoast Pky, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Manatee Tour and  Dive

Guided manatee tours depart several times a day for 2 hours and grant guests the opportunity to observe the majestic yet gentle mammals within an envi ...

Area: Citrus County
36 NE 4th St, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Manatee Tour and Dive - Air Boat Tours

Come and enjoy an Air Boat Ride or tour in Dunnellon Florida, Crystal River or Homosassa. Airboat rides on The Withlacoochee River, Homosassa, Dunnell ...

Area: Citrus County
267 N.W. 3rd Street, Crystal River, FL, 34428
Manatees in Paradise

At Manatees In Paradise, we offer you small, educational, and scenic tours, all right here in exquisite Kings Bay. Our goal is to give people a person ...

Area: Citrus County
1223 N. Circle Drive, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Nature Coast Manatee Tours offers several private aquatic excursions on Florida's Nature Coast. Trips include a four hour manatee swim tour, complete ...

Area: Citrus County
5424 South Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL, 34448
Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center

Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive observation" in the water, between manatees and people in Kings Bay and surr ...

Area: Citrus County
9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Razor Belly Fishing Charter Manatee Tours

Razor Belly Fishing Charter also offers clients the pleasures of boating when you come on one of my nature boat tours. Homosassa, FL and the Homosassa ...

Area: Citrus County
1002 SE 3rd Ave, Crystal River, FL, 34429
River Safaris & Gulf Charters - Manatee Tours

Tours in November-March only. Enjoy the unique privilege that is exclusively ours here in Citrus County Florida by swimming with the manatees at one ...

Area: Citrus County
10823 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa, FL, 34448
River Ventures

Their swim with manatee tour in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is world famous for a reason but it is just one of the excursions you can t ...

Area: Citrus County
98 SE Kings Bay Drive, Crystal River, FL, 34429
Riverside Resort Airboat Ride

We will take you to places and show you sights only a privileged few have the opportunity to experience. Abundant wildlife and birds will thrill you a ...

Area: Citrus County
5297 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL, 34448
Snorkel with the Manatees

In the peak season, the winter months, Crystal River has upwards of 400 manatees, and the sumer months upwards to 70 Manatees. Our trained staff/capta ...

Area: Citrus County
10460 West New York Street, FL, 34446
Snorkel with the Manatees - Dolphin Smart Encounter

We see dolphins 8 out of 10 trips. If you want to take pictures or just watch them in their habitat, choose us! The dolphin encounters in Crystal Rive ...

Area: Citrus County
10460 West New York Street, Homosassa, FL, 34448
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The animal encounter at Weeki Wachee Springs provides guests with a first hand glimpse of some of Florida's native wildlife including alligators, snak ...

Area: Hernando County
6131 Commercial Way, Spring HIll, FL, 34606
Wild Bill's Airboat Tour

Wild Bill's Airboat tours is the best way to see Florida's exotic wild life in their unspoiled natural paradise. They will take you on a thrilling ri ...

Area: Citrus County
12430 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness, FL, 34450
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary

The mission at Wildlife Survival is to rescue animals without prejudice. We do not intentionally breed, and we DO Not sell our animals! We do not take ...

Area: Hernando County
18212 Booming Rd, Spring Hill, FL, 34610