Captain’s Charter Half and Full Day

Charter Your Own Captain & Boat Around Crystal River

Duration & Pricing

$600 per boat for half day (approximately 4h – 5h) or $800 per boat for full day charter (approximately 7h – 8h) up to 6 people. Multiple boats are available for larger groups. 

About This Experience

Choose your own adventure with a captain to take you around Crystal River’s waterways for either a half or full day. Your adventure includes an option for lunch at one of the restaurants on King’s Bay (lunch cost not included). Explore our springs, go snorkeling, swim with some manatees, see the wildlife, and so much more! You can request to dock at the fish & wildlife museum, head out to the Gulf of Mexico, explore Sandy Hook, and get to know Crystal River like never before. Tours start at 9AM daily and run year-round. 

Call us to choose from the following possibilities so we can customize your adventure to be everything you imagined:

  • Manatees
  • Springs
  • Waterfront Dining (meal price not included)
  • Cruise down Salt River
  • Gulf Snorkeling (shark point)
  • Sandy Hook
  • National WIldlife Refuge Visitor Center

Visit and swim in some of the best springs of Crystal River for a snorkeling adventure you’ll never forget! With a plentiful array of springs around our waterways, wildlife abounds above and below the water. The captains and guides at Crystal River Watersports are excited to share this incredible customizable experience with our guests. 

Our charter adventures are a great way to see the wildlife that calls Crystal River home. From a vast variety of birds, amphibians, and reptiles to underwater life such as manatees and all kinds of fish, this adventure is a great opportunity to experience Crystal River year-round! The wildlife and aquatic life are just that – wild – and move around at liberty based on water and air temperatures, food sources, and various other wants and needs making each springs snorkeling excursion a truly unique one. Come experience the beauty of Crystal River’s waterways with us and see for yourself!

Just bring yourself and your family and friends and a sense of adventure and we’ll take care of the rest! We provide all of your in-water gear (masks, snorkels, snorkeling vest and wetsuit). Swimming is optional, non-swimmers and non-swim charters are always welcome.

  • This is a private experience with up to 6 guests per boat. Multiple boats are available and can be booked together for larger groups upon request.
  • Crystal River Watersports is a proud member of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide Program, promoting responsible ecotourism for the manatees and all of our wildlife.
  • The charter includes use of our masks, snorkels, wetsuits and snorkel vests should you choose to have an in-water experience and fins are optional for Gulf swimming as well..
  • Our trips include an in-water guide that will document your trip using our underwater camera. Photographs are available for purchase after the tour on a manatee shaped 4GB thumb drive so that you can bring your experience home with you!
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