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Away you go on adventure to Crystal River on this Swim Where the Manatees Live full day excursion from Orlando. Enjoy a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River, synonymous with year round manatee rescue and sheltering. Get ready to gear up and snorkel and swim with these gentle giants of the sea. You can look forward to a worry-free experience as you are always under the guidance of certified dive masters. Enjoy lunch with your group from an All-American style local Diner and then be swept away to Homosassa State Wildlife Park, famous throughout Florida for the rehabilitation of injured animals like the Florida panther, red wolves, manatees, bobcats and of course, alligators. Here you’ll have the chance to have a glimpse at all of the current manatee residents at the park during an informative and entertaining feeding session with one of the park rangers. This tour is the ultimate in nature at its best, yet exciting and informative. Don't miss your chance to do something truly remarkable, book this Swim Where the Manatees Live from Orlando trip today!

Activity Highlights
  • Roundtrip transportation from select meeting points in the Orlando area
  • Enjoy a picturesque boat cruise down Crystal River
  • Swim and snorkel with the majestic and endangered manatee
  • Spend the afternoon in Homosassa Springs State Park, an expansive and stunning wildlife refuge

Duration: 10 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Roundtrip transportation from select meeting points in the Orlando area
  • Continental Breakfast bag for journey to Crystal River
  • See the manatees pontoon boat cruise on 5-star PADI dive regulated vessel
  • Admission to Homosassa Springs State Park
  • Lunch at an American-style Diner
  • Snorkel, mask and fins
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • ID
Restrictions
  • COVID Restrictions: Masks are required on tour vehicles per Orange County Florida requirements. The Wildlife Walk and above deck area of the Underwater Observatory are available. The Visitor Center, trams, boats, Reptile House, Discovery Center, and below deck of the Underwater Observatory are closed. Scheduled manatee feedings are at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Restroom availability may be limited. The Wildside Café and West Entrance gift shop are open with limited capacity. All other park facilities are closed. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.
  • Handicap accessible but please note at the time of booking. It is important for the reservations team to know if guest requires collapsible manual chairs or non-foldable electric wheelchairs to ensure the appropriate vehicle is reserved.
  • No infants, expectant mothers or those with serious or debilitating medical conditions.
  • No alcohol or coolers on bus/van.
Additional information
  • On the way, a breakfast bag will be provided to be eaten en-route. Breakfast bag consists of: muffin, fruit cup, orange juice & granola bar. There are vegetarian bags available but if the guest has further dietary restrictions, vendor will offer a $5 credit to purchase something themselves.
  • Courtesy pickups are available from centralized meeting points around the Orlando, Kissimmee, and Disney areas. This system allows vendor to run the morning pickups in a smooth fashion, allowing a shorter amount of time on the vehicles.
  • If the you and your guests would like to skip the extra time on the bus for pick-ups, you may go to the final meeting point and board the bus there. These are also referred to as Express Pickup Points. You may contact vendor after booking for final meeting location.
  • All pick up locations allow free car parking and are easily distinguishable.
  • Wetsuits are available for $10 per wetsuit. They are recommended as they assist with buoyancy.
  • If you are planning to snorkel, wear your swimwear underneath your clothing.
  • Tour generally departs Orlando area no later than 7:00am and departs Homosassa State Park no later than 3:30pm.
  • Vendor uses 14 passenger Ford High Top Vehicles or larger busses dependent upon tour size.
  • Manatee sightings while snorkeling are highly likely but not guaranteed.
  • This activity is only available on Saturdays.
  • Service animals are permitted.
  • Restrooms are available.
Location

7091 Grand National Dr #102, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

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