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Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport
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Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport

By Real Florida Adventures
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 55 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • Boat tour of Kings Bay and Crystal River
  • Admission into Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
  • Airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip Transportation from International Drive, Disney and Kissimmee
  • Professional and Certified Tour Guide
  • Complimentary Mask and Snorkel
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
What's not included
  • Mandatory $12 wetsuit rental fee for any swimmers
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned


Departure details
  • Margaritaville Resort Orlando, 8000 Fins Up Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA Proceed through the security gate and the pickup will be at the Compass Rose Ballroom. Park anywhere close to the pickup loop.
  • Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 8707 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821, USA Free Parking at Golden Corral
  • Orlando Starflyer, 8265 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA Bus will pick up at the Orlando Starflyer. Free parking located in the Parking Garage.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 284370P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport?
Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport price starts from ₹ 15,368.35. Discover and book Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport on Tripadvisor
What is the Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport cancellation policy?
Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport?
Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport is hosted by Real Florida Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Real Florida Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 284370P2

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Crystal River
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Withlacoochee River
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Freedom757
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A Blast at the Cape
Transport driver Richard gave use great intro stories in prep for the visit + the movie he played coming back was a
T6626YCstefaniaf
T6626YCstefaniaf
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One of the best experience ever
I've been to Kennedy Space Center with Real Florida Adventures and it's been great! Dave gas been the best guide an
S1562QYcelinel
S1562QYcelinel
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Spectacular
Great trip and a great guide. Tour guide and driver was amazing. Great day with great people and we’ll worth it
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jimgI8431QY
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Great trip to Kennedy Space Center
Ricky (guide) did a great job going over the various parts of the Kennedy Space Center on the way there. He suggest
Basvanhulten
Basvanhulten
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Our trip on the 27th of January 2023
Allround great experience of you're into anything space related. Really cool to see all the gear and stories regard
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E1973DGkatherinep
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Amazing tour guide
Ricky was our tour guide when we visiting KSC on Wednesday 18th Jan 23 and he was fantastic! I was amazed by his kn
George G
George G
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Trip to Kennedy Space Center
Ricky was very knowledgeable and gave some great advice about getting around the visitor complex and what to go to
Mzmathew
Mzmathew
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Fun day out, great guide
Incredible day out, and Dave was a wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide! Highly recommend.
emwuzet
emwuzet
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Very good experience
Professional service, great day at KSC. Dave is a fun company, very knowledgeable, ready to answer all the question
kellyF5622LI
kellyF5622LI
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DO THIS TOUR
Great trip swimming with the manatees, staff were wonderful, great interactions with the manatees and David our dri
Lee M
Lee M
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Best thing to see in Florida.
There is so much to see you almost can't see it in a day. They have added a tremendous amount since I was last the
Filjas
Filjas
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#1 Orlando Experience
Amazing experience at KSC. Ricky has been an amazing guide, that helped planning the day, making decisions what an
fanha0m
fanha0m
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A fantastic day at KSC
Fantastic tour and fantastic guide! The space center itself is an amazing place. Our guide is knowledgeable and gav
Lindsay E
Lindsay E
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Great day!
Our guide for the day was Paul, who was very personable, full of information and enthusiasm. Once we arrived at the
ramonas369
ramonas369
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Best prepared for the visit
The one hour drive to the Kennedy Space Center was packed with useful information about where to go first, what to
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Young family
9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We had a amazing time with Paul from real Florida adventures today, the whole day was spot on the swimming with the manatee was real high light for me being millimetres from such big animals. The air boat tour at wild bills is very good with all the twists and turns at high speed. The wildlife park had some interesting animals that I’ve never seen before. Paul the tour guide was very professional and his knowledge of all the activities was 100%. I would definitely recommend real Florida adventures for any trip they offer as the cost is worth every penny for the fun you will have.
Written 20 June 2022
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Leonid V
Moscow, Russia5 contributions
Jul 2022
Great tour! First, why 4/5 stars? Because YMMV - expectations of actually swimming with manatees close & personal like shown in some photos didn't reflect our experience. After spending an hour on the boat scouting, our crew were able to locate just one manatee in a grassy part of the river. Then we had maybe 20 people pushing past each other to get a closer look in the murky water. I got accidentally elbowed and my snorkel fell off (the provided snorkels' attachment mechanism isn't very secure), though our guides quickly got me a replacement.

On the upside, it was a truly enormous manatee and I got lucky when it faced me for a second while it was going up for a breath. The boat guides said that the summer is a low season for manatees (they come to stay warm in the winter). So depending on luck, you may or may not be surrounded by manatees and interact with them personally. With that said, it was still fascinating to see the manatee, as well as a school of 2-3 foot long local fish. Dave the tour guide helped us capture the underwater experience by selling waterproof smartphone sleeves for a very reasonable price.

The other 2 parts of the trip were excellent as well - we saw an impressive zoo/endemic animal sanctuary that included several large manatees and all kinds of other animals and some enormous local birds that we saw up close; and went on a unique airboat trip through a tropical river full of incredible birds and other wildlife. Our tour guide Dave managed the operation well, adjusted for weather conditions (we avoided rain, although we drove through some major downpours). It should be noted that airboat tours get canceled if there is lightning, and a partial refund would be given out. Also, Dave got my group dropped off first because we were picked up first so thanks for that.

Overall highly recommended to anyone who hasn't explored this region of Florida.
Written 6 July 2022
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Stephanie B
1 contribution
Brad, our bus tour guide, was wonderful! The entire experience was so easy and enjoyable riding in the clean, air conditioned van with Finding Nemo playing. Brad was so knowledgeable, helpful, nice and funny. The day was filled with variety! First, swimming with the huge manatee mother, nursing it’s two huge babies and then a huge fourth manatee appeared(!) on the Manatee Tour and Dive company in Crystal River. Brad provided us with a nice boxed lunch which was perfect since we worked up an appetite. It was refreshing not having to order from a restaurant or bring our own. Second, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park with the native animals was so cool with shade and breezes. The best animals were the panther, the hippo, the bald eagle, and the barn owls. Lastly, Wild Bill’s Airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River that flows into the Gulf of Mexico was an unforgettable ride-and we even got a little wet sitting in the front! Our family described being on the river as serene, elegant, and pure. Would recommend this day of adventure to anyone, but especially those who love to explore natural habitats and be outside in nature!
Written 1 August 2022
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Lori W
Stanwood, WA3 contributions
All day fun. We were looking for something to do besides amusement parks and also wanted to see some of Florida. This tour was perfect. We started in a comfortable van with a large boxed breakfast and a movie of our choice playing overhead. Food was very good compared to other tours we have done. Our tour started with a swim with manatees. We did have wet suits but the water was cold when you first get in. After that you don't notice so much. We were there in September so there were not as many manatee in the bay as the winter months but we did get to see a few. The water is shallow so they get very close and may even touch you if they swim under you. We did not bring our camera but instead chose to buy the photos the tour guide snapped instead. I find that I can enjoy the experience better if I am not busy taking photos. We were thankful they provided that service. It was $42 for all the photos so we just split the cost between our group. We then changed out of our wet clothes and returned to our bus where a boxed lunch was waiting. We traveled about 15 minutes to a state park which hosts several animals of Florida and one hippo. It had a mellow boardwalk that meandered through. Birds, gator, fox, panther, manatee. It was humid, but so was the rest of Florida. It was the middle of the day so many were sleeping. I did not go into the reptile house so can't comment, yuck. The last stop on the tour was an airboat ride. We were upgraded from 30 minutes to an hour which allowed us to go further. We made slow travel to start looking for alligator and turtle hiding in the stuff that floats in the water then throttled it up on the way back. It was hot so recommend buying a bottle of water at the check-in place when you get there to take along. Ear covers are given to you when you board to help with noise of the airboat. We were back by 5:00pm super tired.
Written 18 September 2021
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WOW! What a fantastic and detailed review. Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this, and appreciate you joining us. We hope to see you again soon on another Real Florida Adventure. 🦩
Written 22 September 2021
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MicheleL
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The customer service was fantastic from start to finish. We received a courtesy call the day before our tour to answer any additional questions and last minute reminders. PJ, our bus tour guide, was fun and quick-witted with interesting facts about each of the areas we visited. He played a movie for the ride there and back, plus passed out coloring activities to anyone who wanted them. Swimming with the manatees with Captain Bryan and Lacy was the first stop and probably my favorite. At one point, we swam with a momma and two calves. We also swam in a beautiful spring. Overall, we spent a little over 3 hours at this stop. Next stop... the scavenger hunt that PJ passed out to everyone provided educational fun at the animal sanctuary. Last stop, but not certainly not least was the airboat ride which was an absolute blast. We passed on Disney this year and I was a little leery at first in spending the money on this tour instead, but the reviews we had read beforehand didn’t disappoint... This is well worth the money... all the planning was wonderfully executed.
Written 9 June 2021
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We love our friends at the Mouse House, but you are right, I think our tours are a great alternative if you are looking for a break from the amazing theme parks. We try to fit as much in to this day as possible while not rushing and having you totally exhausted at the end of the day! PJ does an amazing job on every tour. Thanks for leaving such an amazing review. 🤿🦩
Written 10 June 2021
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mikeeA5157CW
Trabuco Canyon, CA3 contributions
Dec 2021
Went with a dozen other family from age 12 to 82. Everyone enjoyed this trip. Paul was a great tour guide, keeping us all informed and on time. The manatees were the stars, but the other stops were fun as well. The manatees are an easy snorkel in shallow water. There were lots the day we went, some right under the boat eating, some at the end of a series of coves, some just swimming around. The wildlife park was a nice surprise, as it is actually a well-done regional zoo with tons of local animals and a bunch of freeloading local birds that come and go as they please. The airboat ride was as expected, a little bit slow touring and learning about the area and a little bit of thrill ride.

Other comments
I would have like to have a little more time at the wildlife park. We only had about 45 minutes. Another 30 to 45 would have been nice, although the day would have been that much longer.
It took a while for everyone to get their wetsuits and walk down to the manatee boats. To be expected with a full bus of 45 people, but perhaps they could call ahead with sizes and have the wetsuits laid out for us when we got to the shop.
The food provided was basic but serviceable. For people that get hungry, you can bring whatever food you want to supplement what is provided.
If you go in colder months, bring a sweatshirt or jacket. We were all pretty cold after getting out of the water from the manatee snorkel.

All in all, I highly recommend this tour for anyone who likes these kinds of adventures.
Written 30 December 2021
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you for taking the time for such a detailed review including tips and tricks. We have taken note of some of your items and will look to see if we can incorporate in to the tour operation, thank you. RFA.🦩
Written 14 January 2022
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Heather B
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
This is the company to tour with!

We went the first week in April which was warm but not humid. Our tour guide, PJ, was great. We traveled to our destinations on a bus which was comfortable with A/C, a bathroom, foot stools (shorties will understand), movie entertainment, and phone chargers. Both breakfast and lunch were provided on the tour and were sizeable. There was all opportunity to purchase additional drinks and snacks throughout the day, as well as souvenirs.

Our first stop was snorkeling with manatees. I have never snorkeled before. It was amazing! I saw multiple manatees up close. We were in small groups so it was personal and comprehensive. Next, we were off to the nature walk. It was beautiful and I appreciated having a little time to explore on our own. We finished the day with the air boat ride which is something I always wanted to do. They offered ear plugs which I appreciated because I didn't think to bring any. I got some good pics but PJ also took selfies throughout the day. He captured some perfect moments and made them available to us on FB.

I would definitely go on another tour with them if we ever come back to Orlando:-)
Written 5 April 2021
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We like good reviews, but LOVE when you tell everybody about your day too! Thanks for choosing us, and a BIG shout out to all the shorties :)
Written 6 April 2021
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Carl N
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Great day out for all ages! Our manettees snorkel guide was kat and our captain was Brian. We were privedged to see a 3 mama manettees with their calf's and what an amazing experience it was to snorkel with them. Mama and calf came right up next to me to take on some air and swim back down. Awwwwsome! Lunch was fab also a lovely fresh sub deli sandwich. Ricky was our tour guide for the day and gave us lots of interesting info all the way. Kat and Brian taught us so much about the manettees and after took us to snorkel through the three sisters springs. Absolutely clear beautiful waters and an unforgettable experience. Then onto our awesome air boat ride down the Withlacoochee river where we saw a juvenile gator' another 7ft alligator then Steve our guide spotted a cluth of baby gators around 8-10 of them! Was totally fantastic. We didn't see mama but she wasn't far away. To see them all in their natural habitat is an experience we will never forgot and can not recommend this enough! Thank you Team Real Florida and to all that made this truly amazing experience happen for us today 😊
Written 24 October 2022
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lauriej1989
Barmston, UK3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful day on this trip. Rick our tour guide provided us with details and information as we drove to the different locations. He had so much knowledge of everywhere we were going. Linda, our driver, got us everywhere on time and safely even with the storms overhead. The manatee experience is one you cannot miss. The captain and the guides do their best to move the boat around clear water to make sure you grt the most out of your experience and actually spend time in the water with the manatees. This is truly something I will never forget, swimming with these beautiful animals, where they should be in the wild. The wildlife park was also a lovely place where they help animals that cannot go bsck into the wild for numerous reasons. It was a lovely quiet calm place with beautiful animals. Finally, the everglades style boat trip was fantastic! Not only did we see some gators in the wild but also got to experience the fun of the boat itself. Aaron at Wild Bill's talked us through the different sections we were riding on and gave us facts about the trees and the surroundings. The Coach trip was also comfortable, and they put on a dvd for the journey so you're not sat bored for the duration. The breakfast and the lunch was also lovely, simple but filling and tasty. All in all an amazing day out that I would recommend anyone coming to florida to take part in. If you're also doing the parks this is the perfect way to say the real florida and the beautiful areas it has to offer. Thank you so much for an amazing trip
Written 19 May 2022
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sbjohnston79
Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
A fun day away from the Theme Parks. Unfortunately we didn't get to see many Manatee's but we all (family of 4) caught a glimpse of at least one and the boat ride and snorkelling was good itself. Lunch was enough to keep us all filled up. Our luck was also out on the airboat ride and we didn't see any gators but our driver tried her best and showed us the other wildlife in the area. The ride is still lots of fun in a stunning backdrop.Ricky, our guide, was very helpful and had thought of all the little extras we might need. Overall a really good day experiencing another side of Florida. This would prob be a five star another time of year when sightings of manatees and gators were more prevalent but still a really good day.
Written 8 July 2022
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