There are few places in Florida where you can swim in crystal clear freshwater springs and moments later watch the sun melt into the gulf. Crystal River, Florida, is one of these rare places. Located on the beautiful gulf coast between Homosassa and Cedar Key, Crystal River is a little piece of paradise tucked away just minutes from US 19.
Crystal River is known for its springs and manatee sightings, however this lovely town is also a popular destination for divers and nature lovers alike. So, in the interest of expanding our Florida By Water reference material, we decided to see for ourselves what makes this area so special for the boating community.