Crystal River Manatee Swim or Boat Ride from Orlando

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An excellent opportunity to escape from the theme parks and see the real Florida... Get up-close with the gentle manatee and see the beauty of Crystal River as you explore the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. This tour is nature at its best!

After picking up guests in Universal Resort, International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Disney & Kissimmee we head to Crystal River. Crystal River is the only area of Florida where you can snorkel / swim in the rivers where manatees live in the wild.

Following a safety briefing and collecting your mask, snorkel & fins (wetsuits hire is $15 and required for swimmers) you board the boat onto the river. You do not have to swim or snorkel, you can opt enjoy the boat ride looking for nature alone should you prefer.

When manatees are spotted you can get into the river should you wish, get some great photos.

In the afternoon there is time to explore Homosassa State Park. Home of many species of native wildlife that have been rescued. A True Florida Day Out!

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, 1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661

The boat will drive into the wildlife refuge where you will hope to see wild manatees on the river. You will be on the boat at least 90 mins.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Homosassa River, 10200 W Halls River Rd, Homosassa, FL 34448-3411

We will visit the State Park at Homosassa. You will walk around the State Park and see the animals and view the manatees in the underwater viewing chamber at this hospital facility for injured manatees

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Crystal River, FL

Depart Orlando for the manatee's home of Crystal River. On the way, you will be provided breakfast bags so not a minute of your vacation time is wasted. Upon arrival at the picturesque Crystal River, you will enjoy a fabulous narrated boat tour. On your cruise, you will be given masks and snorkels and you are encouraged to swim alongside these friendly creatures under the guidance of certified dive masters.

The manatees are an endangered species and the have come to the Florida springs year-round to find shelter and food. In the winter months the manatee population can reach several hundred and during summer, the average count is 80. These are "gentle giants" in the water and actually have no teeth. During your cruise, you may have the chance to be filmed underwater with the manatees and then purchase the video.

After your cruise, you will be provided with a hot lunch and then you will head to Homosassa State Wildlife Park, famous throughout Florida for the rehabilitation of injured animals. It is here you’ll have the chance to see the current manatee residents at the park during an informative and entertaining feeding session with one of the park rangers. You’ll also see bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippopotamus as you explore the rest of the park.

Roundtrip transportation from the Orlando area and the assistance of a driver-guide throughout your day is also included.

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A small amount of walking is involved at your leisure through the State Park
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of snorkel equipment, mask, snorkel and fins.
  • River cruise to look for the manatees
  • Admission into Homosassa State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Homosassa River
  • Entry/Admission - Crystal River


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wetsuits must be hired - Mandatory $15 fee


Departure Point
1: Maingate Lakeside Resort, 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
2: Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center, 6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
3: The Wheel at ICON Park™, 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
4: Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 8707 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
5: Swan Hotel, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
6: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA


Departure Time
7:00 AM

Duration
10 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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