Florida's Plantation on Crystal River features 'Swim With the Manatees'

The Plantation on Crystal River, about 80 miles north of Tampa, is offering guests the chance to swim with West Indian manatees.

The overnight Swim With the Manatees plan, priced from $274 per room, double, covers accommodations in a gardenview room, breakfast for two at the hotel's West 82 Degrees Bar & Grill and a manatee snorkeling tour for two from the resort's Plantation Adventure Center and Dive Shop with use of snorkel gear and a wetsuit. Also covered in the cost is a welcome bag with a plush manatee toy and manatee interaction guidelines.

The resort also is offering a two-night Adventure Center package, priced from $549 per couple. It includes the above amenities, an additional night, dinner for two at West 82 Degrees Bar & Grill and a choice of a guided tour for two on the Rainbow River, an all-day kayak rental, a guided sunset kayak tour or a guided kayak sunrise tour.

While the packages are valid year-round for stays Sundays through Thursdays, prime manatee-viewing season is October through March.

Plantation on Crystal River
  (800) 632-6262
Web:  www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

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