Covid Announcement!!!

Due to Covid 19, Reel Hook Fishing Charters and it’s sister company Manatee Expeditions will no longer serve any type of refreshments.  We will provide a cooler and ice for our patrons so feel free to order lunch at one of our partners, the award winning Sea Hagg Deli located less than 10 minutes from our location. It’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

During the Covid-19 crisis, we will not be able to provide snacks or beverages due to customer safety. We will provide a cooler.

We also sanitize the vessel in between tours for your safety.

$45....includes everything!!!

Swim With The Manatees in Citrus County

Come and enjoy our Ecological (Eco), Sunset, Scalloping or Manatee Tours in Citrus County.  Ever been swimming with the manatees?  It is an experience that will give you a lifetime of memories.  And Manatee Expeditions is the one to call for the best manatee tours in all of Florida.  All equipment is included and we even clean and bag your scallops at no charge.

Swim With The Manatees in Citrus County - Manatee Expeditions

During the Covid-19 crisis, we will not be able to provide snacks or beverages due to customer safety. We will provide a cooler.

We also sanitize the vessel in between tours for your safety.

Citrus County Manatee Tours

Swim With The Manatees in Citrus County - Manatee Expeditions

Swim With The Manatees in Crystal River

Come and enjoy our Ecological (Eco), Sunset, Scalloping or Manatee Tours in Citrus County.  Ever been swimming with the manatees?  It is an experience that will give you a lifetime of memories.  And Manatee Expeditions is the one to call for the best manatee tours in all of Florida.  All equipment is included and every trip has complimentary drinks and snacks.  We even clean and bag your scallops at no charge.

Manatee Tours in Crystal River

Manatee Expeditions is operated by the best tour guides in Citrus County. We are your top choice for swimming with the manatees in Citrus County, amazing scalloping tours, informative and beautiful ecological tours of our awesome Kings Bay, and our one of a kind sunset tours in Crystal River and the surrounding areas. Our sister company, Reel Hook Fishing Charters is your answer to both offshore and inshore fishing charters.

Click the photos below to see the incredible services we provide

Swim With The Manatee Tours in Citrus County

Crystal River is located along Florida’s Nature Coast and is the winter home to hundreds of Florida Manatees and a National Wildlife Refuge that includes the beautiful springs of Kings Bay.  

Join us on one of our guided Crystal River Manatee Tours for the chance to swim with manatees, observe these gentle giants in their natural environment, and capture amazing photos and videos. Don’t forget to ask about Private Tours.

Best Ecological (Eco) Tours in Citrus County

Join us for a 1.5 hour Crystal River Eco Tour of beautiful Kings Bay and the Crystal and Salt Rivers. Enjoy beautiful scenery and learn how the wildlife has adapted to our unique waterways. 

Along this journey you will enjoy amazing vistas and some of our local celebrities, including dolphins, otters, pelicans, seagulls and osprey. You never know who will make an appearance.

Amazing Scalloping Tours in Citrus County

Scalloping Season in Crystal River runs from July until September. While in the grass beds off the coast of Crystal River, you’ll be snorkeling in 3-5 feet of water searching for those “little blue eyes”.

Scalloping is one of the easier sea adventures perfect for families. It requires only a snorkel, mask, fins and a boat. Best part is, we provide it all. If you search for Scalloping Tour Near Me, Manatee Expeditions, or our sister company, Reel Hook Fishing Charters are the ones you want to pick.

Beautiful Sunset Tours in Citrus County

What could be better than a peaceful sunset over the Crystal River. Join us on a Sunset Cruise to bring your day to a perfect ending. Whether your looking for that special romantic evening or just a quiet reflective cruise with special friends, our Sunset Cruise is sure to please. 

We bring the soda and snacks, you bring the camera.  Don’t forget to have our guide snap a few shots of you in the beautiful Florida sunset.

Covid Announcement!!!

Due to Covid 19, Reel Hook Fishing Charters and it’s sister company Manatee Expeditions will no longer serve any type of refreshments.  We will provide a cooler and ice for our patrons so feel free to order lunch at one of our partners, the award winning Sea Hagg Deli located less than 10 minutes from our location. It’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Reel Hook Fishing Charters Capt Mikel Rizzuto

Owner - Capt. Mikel Rizzuto

5 Star Rated USCG Master Captain Mikel Rizzuto is co-owner of Reel Hook Fishing Charters and Manatee Expeditions with his wife, Stephanie.  When Mikel and Stephanie married and relocated to Stephanie’s home in Crystal River, Florida, she shared with him her love of the Florida outdoors and manatees. 

Capt. Rizzuto became an avid fishermen and lover of everything the amazing water of the Nature Coast has to offer.  While working for a local charter company as a manatee tour guide captain, he knew he found something he could do for life. It became his goal to one day operate his own tour boat and share his love of and desire to protect these gentle giants. With his vast knowledge of the waterways of Citrus County and the honey holes of the Gulf of Mexico, a trip with Capt. Rizzuto is sure to be a success.

* Manatee Expeditions, and our sister company, Reel Hook Fishing Charters recommend the award winning Sea Hagg Deli for great sandwiches, salads, wraps and other delicious items for you to take on your trip if you choose. Less than 10 minutes from our location, it’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Our fishing charters, sunset and eco tours come with complimentary water and assorted sodas. Our swimming with the manatees tours will include complimentary hot chocolate to warm your bones when you get out of the river as well as water and a variety of snacks, such as crackers, chips, cookies. Our private manatee tour includes the above plus an assortment of danishes or muffins.

Do You Have Questions?

Call Manatee Expeditions at 352.601.7623

During the Covid-19 crisis, we will not be able to provide snacks or beverages due to customer safety. We will provide a cooler.

We also sanitize the vessel in between tours for your safety.

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* Manatee Expeditions, and our sister company, Reel Hook Fishing Charters recommend the award winning Sea Hagg Deli for great sandwiches, salads, wraps and other delicious items for you to take on your trip if you choose. Less than 10 minutes from our location, it’s an easy stop for you if food is needed on your charter or tour. You can contact them at 352.651.5124 or visit the Sea Hagg Deli Facebook.

Our fishing charters, sunset and eco tours come with complimentary water and assorted sodas. Our swimming with the manatees tours will include complimentary hot chocolate to warm your bones when you get out of the river as well as water and a variety of snacks, such as crackers, chips, cookies. Our private manatee tour includes the above plus an assortment of danishes or muffins.

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