Boat tour from Orlando to snorkel and swim with manatees
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Boat tour from Orlando to snorkel and swim with manatees

4.7/5
Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
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$99.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 10 hours
Do this because
  • Escape from the crowds and spend your day relaxing at the river
  • Take a boat trip over the Crystal River
  • Have fun swimming and snorkeling with manatees
  • Explore Hamosassa State Park as known for its rescue and rehabilitation of Florida Wildlife
What to expect

After boarding the tour vehicle, head off towards Citrus County, and the famous Crystal River, the only place in the world where it is legal to swim and snorkel with wild manatees. After some information from a professional tour guide and a safety presentation at the dive shop, you will be fully prepared for your boat ride. The Coast Guard Certified Boat Captain will slowly cruise down the river looking for the wild manatees. You can choose to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear water, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural surroundings on the boat tour. Manatees, also known sea cows, are gentle giants and when snorkeling in the river where they often swim. You cannot approach wild manatees; they are wild on the river but if we spot them manatees often will come near to humans. This is an experience you don't want to miss out on. Back on solid ground you will have chance to change at the dive shop before heading to a local cafe for you to purchase lunch.

Spend afternoon time at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife State Park - one of Florida’s best kept secrets. At this 210-acre park, take a chance to view many of Florida’s endangered animals such as the state panther, and black bears. This park toys to rescue and rehabilitate as many animals as it can, whilst providing a safe having for those whose injuries often make it impossible for them to return to the wild. Arriving back into the Orlando area around 4pm, this tour really is a true Florida adventure.

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What's included
  • check Roundtrip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee or Disney areas
  • check Equipment provided: mask, snorkel and fins
  • check Boat ride on Crystal River
  • check Admission to Homosassa State Park
  • check Licensed, professional & friendly guide-driver
  • check Comfortable & air conditioned transportation
What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and beverages
  • x_not_included Optional gratuities
  • x_not_included Wetsuit
Where

Gray Line Orlando Tours, Grand National Drive, Orlando, FL, USA

Meeting point:
The pick-up service is only available throughout the tourism corridors of Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee including the Disney and Universal areas. Please contact the tour operator in 48-24 hours ahead of your booked date to arrange a pickup time and location. It is recommended to arrive your meeting location at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to the departure time and wait outside the meeting point as the Guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for guests.
What to remember
  • A maximum number of participants in each booking is 10
  • All swimmers must hire a wetsuit from the dive shop, the wetsuit costs 15 USD. The amount needs to be paid directly at the shop, both cash and credit cards are accepted
  • A tour will stop at lunchtime at a local restaurant for you to purchase lunch
  • Please wear a swimsuit under clothes in the morning as it will make things easier upon arrival at the dive shop
  • Bring towels and a change of clothes for after the dive time
  • Please contact the tour operator 48-24 hours ahead of your booked date to arrange a pickup time and location
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Provider
GRAY LINE OF ORLANDO
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.7/5

Based on 7 reviews from verified customers

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Review categories

Safety

4.5/5

Service

4.5/5

Staff

4.5/5

Value for money

4.6/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Becca

    From United Kingdom - November 2022

    Traveled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Swim with manatees was amazing. Equipment and guides all excellent. The second part, the homosassa park was ok. Could have had less time and got back ...

  • Kayleigh B

    From United Kingdom - October 2022

    Traveled with family

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    3/5

    The information says collection from Disney areas but doesn't actually specify that you will only be collected from Swan resort which you have to make ...

  • Sue

    From United Kingdom - September 2022

    Traveled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Brilliant trip. Transport was comfortable and the driver was helpful and attentive. The swimming with manatees was an incredible experience and the st ...

  • David

    From United Kingdom - August 2022

    Traveled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The driver of the bus that took us down to the dive centre was just amazing ( think his name was Ishmael?). We learnt more about Orlando and it’s surr ...

  • CQ

    From United Kingdom - July 2022

    Traveled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

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