Your unforgettable marine experience begins with a self-drive from Orlando to Crystal River, renowned for its abundant West Indian manatee population. Upon arrival, your small group will enjoy an interactive presentation by expert naturalists focusing on this unique creature — often called a ‘sea cow’ and the 'gentle giant of the sea' — including its physiology, environment and endangered status.
Afterwards, relax and take in the views, or jump into the scenic river (mask and snorkel provided) to get acquainted with the playful marine mammals. You’ll have the chance to get up-close contact in the company of fellow animal enthusiasts and certified dive instructors.
When your swim is over, towel off, snap some souvenir photos and make your way back to Orlando.
Note: Manatee season is from October to March.