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- Wildlife adventure to the Crystal River and Homosassa River from Orlando
- Swim with manatees on your 1.5-hour narrated boat cruise along the Crystal River
- Enjoy a thrilling Everglades airboat tour on the Homosassa River
- Visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to watch a manatee-feeding session and see bears, panthers and alligators
- All-you-can-eat breakfast and picnic lunch included
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Swimming with manatees is an amazing experience — kids love these gentle giants! Bring your own wetsuit if you can. You may spot even more manatees in season on the airboat ride — sit near the front if you want to get a little wet!
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Crystal River, the EvergladesPhoto by: Eva C
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What You Can Expect
Out on the water with the provided equipment, take an optional swim or snorkel with these gentle giants alongside certified dive masters. Learn more about this harmless mammal and why it’s under threat due to a loss of habitat.
After the cruise, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking the manatee sanctuary at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
The adventure continues in the afternoon with a 45-minute airboat tour along the Homosassa River. Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins and a variety of other wildlife. Finally, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, one of the best places in the state to view manatees. Witness an entertaining and educational feeding session with a park ranger, then look for bears, panthers, alligators or even a hippo while exploring the rest of the park.
The tour ends with a return trip to Orlando and hotel drop-off.
Marvellous Tour. Great to swim with the manatees, nice zoo and great fun on the jetboat. Lunch was tasty. Only thing I really didn't need was the breakfast. It was good, but we had that provided at our hotel and it made for a late start to the day.
Madeleine was a super guide and driver throughout the trip - very knowledgeaqble and personable.
This tour was one of the best tours I have ever taken . The price was great , staff very pleasant and informative. Keep up the good work .
We loved swimming with manatees and the park stop was great also. The driver was nice and informative. By the time of the airboat ride it was cold and the guide told us little of interest.
Great experience!!! Swimming with Manatees was the best thing I did in my trip to Florida. These animals are awesome, loving and funny. We swam with a baby Manatee and his mum and it was a really opportunity to know about them, but it was too short! The airboat ride was great too. Breakfast and lunch were tasty. Highly recommended.
A great tour! Well organized and we got exactly what was promised. Madeline, our guide, was awesome. The entire trip was a success and something I would recommend to anyone. Would have liked more time on the airboat though.
great tour! the snorkeling was a very unique experience and we saw a lot of wildlife. The breakfast was great and the tour guide Madeleine was amazing. Totally worth the money!
This was worth every penny! We got to see the manitees up close and personal, the sanctuary was beautiful and the boat ride was exhilarating! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor, which made the time in the bus go fast. Make sure to get the wetsuits!
I'd highly recommend this tour for anyone-I know we'll be doing it again the next time we're in Florida!
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.
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!!!
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