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Crystal River Florida

Experience Manatees Up Close

Watch manatees from the tour boat, get close to the manatees from a kayak or swim with the manatees with snorkel gear, then relax on a custom Anglers Inn Floating Suite with all the amenities

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Manatee World Headquarters

The beautifully crystal clear waters of Kings Bay are fed from more than 70 springs, supplying more than 580 million gallons per day into the Bay, warming them to a constant 72 degrees. This premier ecological location brings in huge manatees that love the warm water. A thousand of these mammals, the heaviest concentration in the world, call this small area along the west coast of Florida home as their primary breeding area. Don’t expect them to quickly scurry away, they do everything in super-slow motion. Visitors are treated to close encounters of the friendly type by viewing manatee parents and their calves from a tour boat, a paddleboard or really up close and personal with snorkel gear. The water is so clear you can see your feet and even the floor of the Bay from a kayak.

Pete’s Pier, 1 SW 1st Place, Crystal River, FL, is the home of Anglers Inn On the Water and luxury Floating Suites. With the ability to comfortably sleep 6 people onboard, it is the perfect size for a family getaway, multi-family vacation or secluded couple’s retreat. Local attractions available are fishing charter boats, manatee tours including swimming with the manatees, scallop trips, dolphin tours, sunset cruises, kayak and paddle board rental.

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On the Water Accommodations

Anglers Inn On the Water deluxe Floating Suites sleep 6 comfortably and offer ample space with a craft that is 16 feet wide by 59 feet long, with lots of living space. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room with a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, front and rear decks for outdoor seating, gas grill and over 1000 square feet sundeck. Moored at Pete’s Pier in Crystal River’s Kings Bay, guests can relax on any of the multiple decks and observe manatees casually swimming by. Nearby easy-to-get-to Crystal River restaurants offer a wide variety of table fare. Why stay on land when you can live on the water.

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It's a Manatee World


How big does a manatee get?

The Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee and native to Florida. These roly-poly looking mammals are typically about 9-10 feet long when mature and weigh 1000 pounds.


What does a manatee eat?

Manatees are herbivores and are often found grazing on the bottom dwelling seagrasses, thus the characterization as “sea cow.” Their two fore limbs are used to steer and to hold the 50-100 pounds of vegetation as they eat each day.


Manatees are so slow...

How slow are they? Well, a sloth will probably win a race if they both lived in the same habitat. Manatees are so slow, and so lethargic, that algae and barnacles often grow on their leathery skin.

Come for the fishing, stay for the rest

At Anglers Inn you will experience the world's best in bass fishing and quality of service.

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