“Coastal Living” magazine has announced Crystal River as one of the top 3 snorkeling destinations in the entire world. Thanks to the river’s famous attraction of manatees, beautiful spring fed waters and preserved natural surroundings, the area has earned the world’s Number 3 spot on the famous publications list of Top 10 Spots to Snorkel. Crystal River now surpasses leading locations in Belize, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Hawaii.
Renowned as a photographer’s dream, Crystal River and Citrus County have long been a popular destination for naturalists and nature lovers worldwide. The area, no doubt in response to the famous magazine’s accolade, has experienced a marked increase in visiting photojournalists in search of the perfect manatee photo.
As noted by Marla Chancey, Citrus County’s Tourism Development Council Director, lovers of swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boating will find our area a paradise. “They fall in love with it”, exclaims Chancy.
Crystal River and all the picturesque rivers of Citrus County greatly contribute to the area’s active outdoor recreation and well deserved reputation as the crowning jewel of the Nature Coast.