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Things to do in Kings Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Kings Bay...beautiful clear water to swim in...just off the bay and in winter, there are manatees here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Storage
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“This park provides a lovely boardwalk around Three Sisters Springs to view the manatees from above. The manatee season at Crystal River NWR begins in mid-November and ends in late March. During the winter months, manatees come to the springs to conserve the energy necessary to survive the cold Gulf waters. Sometimes hundreds will gather there to stay warm. During Spring and Summer, you may or may not see any manatees there. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“The food is great and friendly service. They have outside seating on the water and Karaoke on Saturday nights. Highly recommend. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“This relaxing half day tour lets you get out and snorkel with the manatees. But be prepared, you probably need to make reservations in advance. AND winter is better than summer to view the manatees in the river.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“If you're visiting from July 1 through Sept. 24, you might want to go scalloping in the Gulf. It's a lot of fun to search the eel grasses for these tasty critters! There are plenty of local charters who will take you out snorkeling for the day. Most will shuck your catch at the end of the day. Then you can grill them up later for dinner. Some local restaurants will cook them for you as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“SWIM WITH MANATEES (seasonal) Manatees swim into the Crystal River (25 minutes away) at certain times of the year (winter/spring) Call ahead to see if the manatees are in. If we recommend a snorkel trip to swim with the manatees!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
Route
“Swim with the Manatees and take in one of central Florida's best kept secrets.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends