Further north, there is Weeki Wachee, Homosassa Springs, Crystal River and Fanning Springs, where the manatee swim and where cool springs flow. There are many outfits in Crystal River and elsewhere that will take you out to snorkel or dive with the manatees. A wonderful experience!
For more information about Citrus County and Crystal River, please visit the Citrus Directory website.
All the destinations mentioned on this page are within an easy drive of the Gulf Beaches of Tampa Bay. You can visit Dunedin and Tarpon Springs in one easy half-day trip, and swim with the manatees on a day-trip to Crystal River.
|A Florida manatee|
|Now we cross the famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge (see picture below), which connects Pinellas County to Manatee County...|
|Dolphins are plentiful in the Tampa Bay area. You may find them when you least expect it !|
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