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Crystal River Manatee Swim or Boat Ride from Orlando

Orlando, United States

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Crystal River Manatee Swim or Boat Ride from Orlando

Orlando, United States

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10 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

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 International Drive, Lake Buena Vista and 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 $10 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!

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Wetsuits must be hired - Mandatory $10 fee

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Location

Where To Go

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,

Departure time

7:00 AM


Orlando, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (22)

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On January 13, 2022 we...

Debra M | Jan 2022

On January 13, 2022 we went to Crystal Springs for a snorkeling excursion to swim with the Manatees. The staff at SeaDaddys made us feel welcome from the minute we walked in. Captain Harald who is very knowledgeable and friendly took us on a short

We had an excellent time!...

stephaniehZ2594TB | Jan 2022

We had an excellent time! Our driver Ismail was very knowledgeable about the Orlando area. The breakfast was very good. We stopped for lunch at a roadside diner that was very good. Plenty to eat! Was able to swim with a mother and baby manatee for

I would highly recommend taking...

James B | Dec 2021

I would highly recommend taking a full day on this excursion. What a blast! The guides were top notch, and were able to locate a female manatee and her baby. With snorkeling equipment we were able to observe the manatees in their natural habitat.

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

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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