We are an Adventure Center, marina & Dive Shop that offers many water activities for our guest. We run daily in-water manatee education program as well as offer boat and kayak rentals just to name a few.
Golf and Breakfast Package: Tee it up starting with a wakeup breakfast in the Plantation diner room. Then head out the course for your best ever 18 holes of golf on our Championship course. Enjoy nightly accommodations for two, one 18-hole round of golf for two, and breakfast for two at our restaurant.
PROMO CODE: Golfwn
Plantation on the Hook! Fishing Package: The Plantation has teamed up with the best guides in the area to offer you fishing that depart right from our own docks at the Dive Shop. Don't let this opportunity for lifetime memories getaway...and don't forget your camera. And make sure you bring your catch back to the Resort so our Chef and cook it up for you. The package includes one night accommodations (additional nights can be added), a full day (6 hours) fishing charter complete with licenses, tackle & bait. Ice and two bottles of water for each guest will also be on the boat, (For up to four people). And breakfast for up to four pe
ple in the dining room. PROMO CODE: FISH
Manatee Tour and Breakfast Package: We are the only place the North America where you can legally swim and interact with the manatees in the wild. Your tour leave directly from the dock at the Plantation very own Dive Shop. Your experienced guide with fill you in on all the facts and fun of the manatees as well as the history and nature of Kings Bay and Crystal River. The package includes: One night accommodations, one manatee tour for two people at our Dive Shop, and breakfast for two people in our restaurant. Additional night may be added.
PROMO CODE: Divwin
WHEN: JULY 1 - SEPT 24
WHO: The Plantation on Crystal River - a hidden gem along Florida's Nature Coast, just 80 miles north of Tampa.
WHAT: Searching for scallops is a favorite Florida pastime, and the Plantation on Crystal River invites scallop seekers to come hunt for this delicious treasure. This summer, the newly-renovated property is offering two unique package options - one with a guide and one without - both packed with a bag full of value with prices starting at just $249 per person*! The scalloping package includes:
• Two-night stay in a renovated water view or golf villa
• Guided scalloping tour including mask, sno
kel and fins with one of the area's top captains
• Souvenir bag with mesh scalloping bag, scallop recipes, sunscreen and water
• Chef will prepare the fresh day's harvest (scallops or fish) and serve with two sides
• Breakfast daily
• Ramp launch, trailer storage and seawall tie for those bringing their own boat
A popular activity for families, scalloping is like snorkeling, but with the simple addition of a mesh bag for storing the harvest. Most scallops can be found in the shallow grass flats of the Gulf of Mexico that range anywhere from three to six feet deep. Only two to three inches in length and located inside a fan-shaped shell, the scallops can be easy to spot with their 30-40 bright blue eyes, but provide a good chase, since all those eyes help them detect predators.
WHEN: Scalloping season runs July 1 through September 24, 2013.
WHERE: The eco-friendly Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of King's Bay and pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. On site, the Plantation features a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, delectable dining and inviting accommodations. Guests have the unique opportunity to swim with the manatees, rent a pontoon or Jon boat, relax by the riverfront pool, enjoy a game of croquet on the manicured lawn, or hire a guided fishing charter. With more than 1,600 feet of seawall, overnight guests can tie up their boats at any of over 80 spaces.
For reservations and information, call toll-free (800) 632-6262 or visit www.PlantationonCrystalRiver.com
Crystal River is the only place in the world where divers can interact with the West Indian Manatee. The Plantation Adventure Center/Dive Shop offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim alongside the endangered species, as the gentle creatures eat, play and socialize. The manatees gather in the constant 72-degree waters of the Crystal River and Kings Bay, especially during the cooler winter months. For those opting to stay dry, guided tours offer views of the manatees by boat or kayak. We have and manatees year round, with the main season being late October to March.