Three Sisters Springs is actually part of a large network of about 40 natural springs called Crystal River. Notable for its luscious scenery, Three Sister Springs is the only place in Florida where you can swim with manatees!
Swimming tours are given in Three Sisters Spring, where aggregations of manatees are most common. Before you swim with the manatees, you will be required to take a course on proper manatee etiquette. Remember, you are a guest in their home!
Swimming access to Three Sisters Springs is open daily, from sunrise to sunset. Sometimes the springs may be closed during manatee season. This happens when there are enormously large populations of manatees in the water.
Keep in mind that if you’re going snorkeling in Three Sister Springs, you will not have access to the famed boardwalk. To get there, you must go through the City of Crystal River’s services from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and pay a small admission fee.