Swim with the Manatees

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BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE MANATEES.

We’re known as the Manatee Capital of the World for a reason—you won’t find more manatees than in the waters of Citrus County! Seeing these amazing creatures in their natural habitat is a treat on its own. But Crystal River and Homosassa are also the only places in the US where you can legally swim alongside the manatees. Take your adventure underwater on a manatee tour with our trained guides.

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FLORIDA WITHOUT THE FUSS

Discover natural Florida and decompress in Florida’s Citrus County. You’ll love the welcoming atmosphere and unhurried pace. Whether it’s a full-service waterfront resort, a spacious vacation rental or a prime RV spot or campsite with a limitless view of water or land, you’ll find the perfect place that’s just right for you.

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INCREDIBLE FOOD COMES AT EVERY TURN.

Taste the unique character of the Florida Gulf Coast with fresh local seafood just off the boat and home-style cooking with a distinct southern flare. From simple time-honored favorites to complex new flavors, great food comes around every turn in Florida’s Citrus County.

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Thrill of A Lifetime

The warm springs of Citrus County are an extremely popular refuge for endangered West Indian manatees. The springs allow the manatees to escape winter’s cold and serve as a place where many manatees come to mate, and then birth and nurse their young. The waters of...

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PEDDLE YOUR WAY TO OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking to put away some serious miles or just want to get a little fresh air and exercise without the urban congestion, you’re in luck. Stretching through three Florida counties, Withlacoochee State Trail is considered one of the best...

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Natural Explorations on the Water

Fun flows freely in communities filled with aquatic pursuits. Meet our gentle manatees, tackle some incredible fishing, explore our lakes and rivers, go scalloping or explore our parks and attractions. However you enjoy Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness and Floral...

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EXPERIENCE LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE

Today’s Citrus County Florida has been inhabited by people for thousands of years with many different groups of people calling this part of Florida home. Our arts scene depicts a tapestry of culture and heritage representing this region of Florida and also the United...

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