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Orlando: Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour

Product ID: 9545
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Spend the day exploring some of Florida's best features. An airboat ride down the Crystal River, a chance to swim amongst manatees, and Homosassa State Wildlife Park entice visitors from around the world.
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide

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Wide Side Bar & Grill - 7:30 AM Disney Swan Hotel - 7:45 AM Firehouse Subs - 7:50 AM Universal Resort Bus Loop - 8:00 AM Rosen Inn International - 8:05 AM Rosen inn Pointe Orlando - 8:10 AM Senor Frogs - 8:15 AM

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  • One-of-a-kind interaction with manatees
  • Enjoy the beautiful Florida atmosphere
  • Fly across the water on an airboat ride
  • A day tour free of predictable theme parks
Full description
Swim and snorkel with one of the sea's most gentle creatures, the endangered Florida manatee. Visit beautiful Homosassa State Wildlife Park, and take an exhilarating airboat ride.

This tour is an ideal opportunity for anyone seeking to escape Florida's predictable theme parks. Head to the picturesque Crystal River – home to the endangered “gentle giant of the sea,” the Florida manatee – where you can choose to snorkel or swim. If you are lucky, you may even get to interact with these beautiful creatures. At the very least, the boat excursion provides stunning, peaceful views of the natural Florida surroundings.

After lunch, you'll enjoy a fully narrated airboat ride. You can also learn more about this southern state's wildlife from the knowledgeable tour guide. The remainder of the day includes a visit to one of Florida’s best kept secrets – Homosassa State Wildlife Park. Here, guests will marvel at Florida’s natural beauty, and view a host of wildlife, including more manatees. This day-long tour is a terrific outing for a family or for anyone looking to experience the all-natural Florida.
  • Round-trip transportation from select Orlando hotels
  • 30 Minute airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River
  • Guided boat cruise and snorkeling in crystal river
  • Boxed lunch at Homosassa State Wildlife Park
  • Boxed breakfast on the bus ride to Crystal River
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional wet suit rental, that can only be paid for in cash (approximately $10)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• Don't forget your cameras, swimwear, towels, sunscreen, and cash for any souvenirs, wet suit rental, drinks, and optional photo packages
• Crystal River is lucky to have a group of approximately 80 manatees that stay all year round. During the colder months, an additional 300 more join them. The constant 72-degree (F) temperature of the spring-fed river and abundance of underwater plant life make it the perfect habitat for the manatees.
• The manatees in Crystal River are wild animals and, as such, you are not guaranteed interaction. However, your expert tour guides will do everything they can to make this happen.

From US$ 139 per person

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Product ID: 9545