A clerical error put us on a bus to Miami instead of this trip, which was frustrating. But Grey Line resolved the problem and got us on this awesome trip. The trip itself was great, but I would suggest booking directly through Grey Line to cut out the middle man.
Everything we expected of the experience was met. We had a great time.
Why this is a great deal...
Reviewed May 16, 2015
Swimming with the manatees is a cool experience and everyone's trip will be different because of the natural environment, but Captain Jesse was great at locating them. About 60 manatees live in the springs year round, so we saw several with babies even in May. We were instructed not to touch them. The trip included an all you can eat breakfast at Ponderosa Steakhouse 6.99, the guided snorkel tour with gear on line from 35 to 55, admission to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park 13, sack lunch 5, airboat ride and pictures holding baby alligator 40. Add to this the cost of transportation, including gas, it's a bargain! Our guide was Madeline she was fun and gave us a lot of history of the area and Florida. We also watched movies going down and coming back which made time fly.
Awesome boat ride and surprisingly impressive animal park.
The Kennedy Space Center is very interesting. Our tour guide, Mike, truly made our tour a fun and learning experience. His knowledge of our space programs was very impressive! We had a great time.
Worst experience ever! The bus driver Fred was extremely rude and unprofessional! I was unsure about the timing to get back to the bus and double check with them regarding the timing. To my horror, in a condescending manner, Fred, gave me a long lecture and questioned why do I need to double check the timing and asked if I was unsure / insecure about myself? I've never felt so affected during a trip in my entire life and this was definitely an awful experience for me.
On the other hand, the tour guide Leo, charged me an extra of 15usd to be alighted at another hotel other than the ones stipulated on the website. I was fine with paying until I realized there was another group of people alighted at the same hotel as me without paying a single cent to him. I find this treatment very unfair really.
All in all, horrible all around!
The guide for the manatees was excellent, we got close up to several. The springs were beautiful, a very peaceful place. The airboat ride was lots of fun- we saw alligators and other wildlife and enjoyed flying across the water. All in all, one of the best ways to see another side of Florida.
Best Day of our Vacation!!! The tour guide was great...Caption Jessie at Crystal River was awesome....the Manatees were just amazon...the state park zoo was lots of fun...and the air boat ride at Wild Bills was a blast...I would totally recommend this day trip!!!
Well organised and very informative good value for money
Perfect day out, our bus driver/tour guide was brilliant, a wealth of information and very funny
Superb trip, good guide.Private boat allowed for much interaction and alligator spotting
Was a little disappointed with the swim to be honest. I was expecting lots of interaction however only one manatee was spotted and it didn't want anything to do with the group. Not allowed to follow them either meant only a limited viewing.
The air boat ride was fantastic and the highlight.
I think it would have been better to have gone to Kennedy Space Centre first and the Everglades Airboat in the afternoon as the day would have been a lot warmer by then. As it was we saw one alligator as it was quite cold.
The Space Centre was brilliant and we really enjoyed our time there.
We found the tour driver difficult to understand because of his accent and especially when he was using the on-board microphone when it was almost impossible to hear what he was saying.
Having said that, we enjoyed the day
I enjoyed the trip. The guides Leo and Madeline were good. Madeline was sensible and calm with the transport difficulties. The Everglade trip was excellent and Miami South Beach spectacular. The drawback- I didn't think the hotel was safe- noise, unknown people knocking on door, small dark room.
Great value for money .. Great way to experience a bit of Miami! Journey is easily doable with films and breaks to keep you entertained. Highly recommend
This tour was amazing!
Truly exceptional tour - totally exceeded my every expectation. Clark our guide and driver really set the bench mark on guided tours, from the pick up at sunrise until drop off at home he was superb. Nicky the relief driver kept it smooth for the sleep on the way home. Bob the air-boat captain was really enthralling and the tour of the bay in Miami finished a superb day. Two day trip next time - totally recommend Florida Dolphin
Best tour. So much Fun from start to Finish and Clark should get the award fr best Employee. He was Awesome.
perfect period. See everything which highlight. Great guide leader, full of sense of humor. Value for money.
Both Airboat and Space Center excellent and would recommend both. Was delighted to see Alligator up close. Lovely day out.
The boat ride is nice, it's a must do when in Florida. The tour guide was quite disappointing, he wasn't very nice and kind of ignored my family because we were the only foreigners in the boat.
The park is fun, they have a lot of animals.
The lunch was OK, a little expensive for a burger and a drink. You can pay for the boat ride and the park only and you will save a lot of money.
This was certainly much more than just an airboat tour and alligator encounter. Very friendly staff and so much to see and experience. The only negative was no driving instructions from Orlando and when you Goggled we were given instructions to take a certain exit from the Turnpike but had no E Tag and the sign said we would be fined $100. Then had to go an extra 7 miles down and turn back and try and find an alternate road. Very stressful which made us late but luckily the staff rebooked us for a later tour.
Not a good value time with manatees was shared with too many people maybe had 15 minutes
Everything was wonderful！
Best tour ever! Fantastic combination and great customer service from every team! Amazing value too, really couldn't be better!!
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