Florida Travel: Must Know Info to Swim with Protected Manatees in Crystal River | Ep 2

In this video we share some of the rules to follow when swimming with manatees in Citrus County Florida around Crystal River. Manatees are common creatures to spot in Florida, especially in the winter months. But due to the declining population, manatees were once considered an endangered species. In 2017, the population of manatees reached a minimum threshold and were reclassified from endangered to threatened in. Even though manatees are not considered an endangered species currently, they are a protected species, and one must follow rules when in the presence of these gentle giants. In order to ensure a safe experience for the manatees and visitors to the area, it is recommended to book with a tour company to swim with the manatees. We booked our experience through the Plantation Adventure Center in Crystal River and had an incredible experience: https://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com/manatees.htm Music Credits: YT Audio Library Mind Eye Journey by Emily E. Sprague

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Sharing travel guides and tips from Florida and other states in the US. Whether you are local or just on vacation our content may help you plan your next adventure. Follow our channel to receive notifications when we post a new video. We are Jamie & Skylar and we love to travel and share our adventures to help others fully enjoy the Sunshine State and beyond. We have lived in the greater Tampa Bay area for over 8 years and continue to find new experiences. Our content will include visiting beaches, restaurants, coffee shops and breweries in the greater Tampa Bay area, along with activities like paddleboarding, visiting natural springs and hiking.

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