- Round-trip transportation
- Breakfast bag to enjoy on journey to Crystal River
- “See the manatees” pontoon boat cruise on 5 star PADI dive regulated vehicle-mask, snorkel and fins included
- Lunch – choice of a basket style meal
- Admission to Homosassa Springs State Park
It’s off to a team of professional manatee experts in Crystal River. Enroute you will be provided a breakfast bags. Masks and snorkels are included for a fabulous, narrated boat tour on the picturesque Crystal River. You are encouraged to swim and snorkel in the home of the Florida manatee while under the guidance of certified dive masters. Then, enjoy a basket style hot lunch in a riverside pub and restaurant. To end your day, you’ll visit 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 hippo as you explore the rest of the park. This tour is the ultimate in nature at its best, yet exciting and informative all in one day. Remember the camera to capture those one of a kind memories.
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 the summer the average count is 80. These are “gentle giants” in the water with no teeth. During their cruise guests may have the chance to be filmed underwater with the manatees and then purchase the video.
The afternoon is spent in Homosassa Springs State Park where a special platform under water lets guests experience the wildlife in the water in Florida including the manatees.
Tour Operates Wednesdays and Saturdays
Departs Orlando at approx. 6:45AM
Arrival at Crystal River at approx. 9:00AM
Depart Crystal River at approx. 3:00PM
We advise guests that wish to snorkel in the Crystal River to wear their swimwear underneath their morning clothes.
Wetsuits are available to hire for $10 per wetsuit. They are recommended as they assist with the buoyancy whilst snorkeling on the river.
Things to bring:
Camera, film, sunscreen, swimwear, beach towel