Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure

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5.0 stars This was one of the best days I have ever had in Florida. frm start to finish the day was well planned, our tour guide was fabulous and we were provided with excellent breakfast and lunch and the three elements of the trip were excellent. First a Manatee swim, then Homossassa State Park and finally an Airboat Trip. I could not fault one tiny thing and will be repeating this trip next time I go... Reviewed by:Linda B.,
UK, November 2014
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"A Wild Time In Florida!"

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This Florida wildlife adventure from Orlando starts with a narrated snorkel cruise for a chance to swim with manatees. Then, take an exhilarating airboat tour on the Homosassa River and visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to see more manatees plus bears, panthers and alligators. You'll enjoy a day out on the water getting to know Florida's local wildlife, with breakfast and lunch included.

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Operates:Tuesdays only




Tour Code:2855MANATEE

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Departure Point:

Tour departs from selected meeting points in Orlando

Departure Time: Tour departs between 7:30am and 8:35am (exact time to be advised on reconfirmation)

Hotel Pickup:Click here for a list of local hotels where pick-up / drop-off for this tour is provided free of charge (unless otherwise stated).


  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Airboat tour
  • Boat cruise
  • Use of snorkel and mask
  • Entrance fees to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (select hotels only)
  • Local taxes


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Items recommended to bring: towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, insect repellant, camera

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Swim with Manatees plus Everglades Airboat Tour from Orlando


  • Wildlife adventure from Orlando to the Crystal River and Homosassa River.
  • Swim with manatees on a 1.5-hour boat cruise on the Crystal River.
  • Snorkel under the guidance of certified dive masters.
  • Enjoy a thrilling Everglades airboat tour on the Homosassa River.
  • See manatees, bears, panthers and alligators at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
  • All-you-can-eat breakfast and picnic lunch included.
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Orlando locations included.

Swim with Manatees plus Everglades Airboat Tour from Orlando


Our day starts in Orlando with an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Then, it's off to join a team of manatee experts for a narrated boat cruise on the picturesque Crystal River, home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees.

Now's your chance to swim and snorkel with manatees! With your provided snorkel gear, you can swim with these gentle, harmless creatures under the guidance of certified dive masters. Then, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking this beautiful sanctuary.

Your adventure continues in the afternoon with a thrilling 45-minute airboat tour on the Homosassa River. During your airboat ride, keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins and other animals.
End your day with a visit to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, famous throughout Florida for its efforts in rehabilitating injured animals. Watch an informative and entertaining manatee-feeding session with a park ranger and see bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo as you explore the rest of the park. Afterward, you'll be taken back to your pickup location in Orlando.
Please note: Manatee season is from October to March. Sightings are very common, but not guaranteed. 

Swim with Manatees plus Everglades Airboat Tour from Orlando

All children wishing to swim must be accompanied in the water by parent or guardian at all times. Manatee season is from October to March. Although there are some Manatees that live in the Crystal River year round, contact with Manatees from April to September is not guaranteed.