Manatee Swim in Crystal River

Swim with Manatees & Crystal River Scenic Cruise from Orlando (Adult 12+)

$109 $105

On this daytrip from Orlando, take a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River to snorkel and swim with manatees — the gentle giants of the Florida Everglades. Tour includes a visit to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park where you’ll witness a manatee-feeding session and see other animals including bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo.

Product Description

On this daytrip from Orlando, take a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River to snorkel and swim with manatees — the gentle giants of the Florida Everglades. Tour includes a visit to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park where you’ll witness a manatee-feeding session and see other animals including bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo.

Highlights:

  • Admission to Homosassa State Wildlife Park including manatee feeding demonstration
  • Swim-and-snorkel in the Crystal River and “See the Manatees” pontoon boat cruise
  • Daytrip (round-trip transportation)
  • Tour departs on Saturdays approx. 7:00am and returns approx. 4pm

Specific departure dates and times, click here.

 

After pickup from select Orlando hotels, you’ll enjoy a bagged breakfast as you head toward picturesque Crystal River, home to one of the world’s largest population of endangered West Indian manatees.

When you arrive you’ll join a team of manatee experts for a narrated boat tour where you’ll learn how this large, docile aquatic mammal is under threat due to loss of habitat. A certified dive master will guide you through the waters for a swim-and-snorkel experience with manatees. Mask, snorkel and fins are provided, and wetsuits can be rented for $10 each.

After your swim-and-snorkel experience, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking this beautiful sanctuary. To end your day, you’ll visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, famous throughout Florida for its efforts in rehabilitating injured animals. You’ll see more manatees during an informative and entertaining feeding session with a park ranger. Afterward, you’ll be taken back to Orlando.

Please note: Manatee season is from October to March. Sightings are very common, however as the animals are wild, no guarantee can be made.

Additional Information

Inclusions

• Round-trip transportation • Food and drinks • Courtesy pickup and drop-off from select hotels • Door to door service available upon request • All tours guided in English, other languages available upon request • Contact us in advance for handicap accommodations • Entrance fees, local taxes and regulatory fees

Exclusions

• Gratuities (optional)

Reservation & Cancellation Policy

• Confirmation received via email 24 hours after booking, tours subject to availability • Once confirmation is received, this tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.