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Crystal River Tour with Everglades Airboat Ride and Optional Manatee Adventures

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    What to Expect
    The day of sightseeing begins with breakfast in Orlando. Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group on a pickup from select locations. Then, head to Crystal River, the gem of Florida's beautiful coast and home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees.

    Out on the water with the provided equipment, take an optional swim or snorkel. Spend time hanging out in the manatee’s natural habitat alongside certified dive masters. Learn more about this harmless mammal and why it’s under threat due to a loss of habitat.

    After the cruise, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking the manatee sanctuary at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

    The adventure continues in the afternoon with an airboat tour along the Withlacoochee River. Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, and a variety of other wildlife. Finally, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, one of the best places in the state to view manatees. Witness an entertaining and educational feeding session with a park ranger, then look for bears, panthers, alligators, or even a hippo while exploring the rest of the park.

    The tour ends with a return trip to Orlando and hotel drop-off.
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    Departure Point
    1: Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, 8113 Resort Village Drive, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
    2: WildSide Texas BBQ, 7725 W Irlo Bronson Meml Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
    3: Walt Disney World Swan Resort, 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
    4: Firehouse Subs, 12515 FL-535 #515, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
    5: Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
    6: Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
    7: Rosen Inn At Pointe Orlando, 9000 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
    8: Señor Frog's, 8747 International Dr #103, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Breakfast
    • 30-minute Airboat tour
    • Boat cruise, Kayak or Paddleboard
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Hotel pickup and drop off (select hotels only)
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Crystal River
    • Entry/Admission - Wild Bill's Airboat Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    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
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a fun trip! Manatees are huge! Couldn’t have picked prettier water to snorkel in:) our guides were great, breakfast & lunch were basic but good! The airboat ride was ok, had higher expectations for that. It was nice but expected more swamp I...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jadeandamy2
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on the Florida Adventure Tour. We thank you for your positive feedback. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you in the future!

    Reviewed 6 September 2019

    Great day out, our tour guide Madeline aka J-lo was great, full of information & funny with it, the swim with the Manatees was fabulous, we were lucky to see a number of them which was amazing. The wildlife park was good ,lots of different...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lel7181
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

    Hello! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent time on the Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline was able to make your experience more enjoyable. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a pretty good experience. The tour guide Madelynn was nice. The manatee part was good. It was a little odd though when the man in the water ‘shushed’ a kid in the water for being too loud then then both he and the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brian H
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

    Hello! We are more than happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Florida Adventure. Your feedback is very important to us and we will definitely working closely with our vendors to see how we can improve this in the future. Thank...More

    Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

    My wife, daughter (8) and I did this trip in August 19. I have to say we weren't too sure if it would be a good move at this time of year. The main reason for doing so was to see the manatees up close...More

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    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

    Hello! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent time on the Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline was was able to make your experience more exceptional. We will definitely be letting her know of your feedback. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    We really had fun when we took this tour. It is definitely worth money if anyone is going to take this tour. Manatee tour, wildlife park, and airboat plus no need to drive by yourself! We will do this tour again next time when we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Riyo N
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

    Hello! We are extremely happy to hear that you had brilliant time on our Kennedy Space Center Plus Airboat and that your entire tour went smoothly. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you in the future!

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    Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
    They provided "noodles" which you can slip under your legs to help minimize kicking while viewing the manatees. I am sure they have life jackets on board the boat, but am not sure if they provide them for in water use or not.
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    12 June 2019|
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    Response from Nomad827992 | Reviewed this property |
    I'm sorry I dont know , you could email the tour company but hopefully weather will be good and you have a brilliant day .
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