"Magical Manatees in Crystal River, Florida" Top 5 Page for this destination Crystal River by maryellen50
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Crystal River and Homosassa Springs, Florida (Citrus County) are home to the largest population of the West Indian Manatee. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat for 25% of the endangered manatee population. An estimated 100,000 visitors come to this area yearly to see the manatee resulting in a $7 million annual tourist trade. The best time to be guaranteed to see manatees is November-March. Most manatee tours guarantee manatee sightings until March 15.
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I did not have time to visit this place however I think it is well worth the trip. They have a manatee viewing walkway... more travel advice
I did a sunset pontoon boat tour on the Homosassa River. It was a nice relaxing way to end the day. Another day I did... more travel advice
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