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Crystal River Snorkeling, Everglades Airboat, Homosassa Tour

Highlights
  • Wildlife adventure to the Crystal River and Homosassa River from Orlando
  • Go on 1.5-hour narrated boat cruise along the Crystal River, and spend time hanging out in a natural manatee habitat
  • Enjoy a thrilling Everglades airboat tour on the Homosassa River
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour
US$ 118.99
Overview
Spend a day in one of central Florida’s natural manatee habitats on this guided cruise and Everglades airboat adventure. Begin with a 1.5-hour boat ride on the Crystal River. Swim and snorkel in an area known for manatee sightings, and then enjoy an exciting airboat tour on the Homosassa River. Visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, one of the best places in the state to watch manatees, as well as other animals, such as bears, panthers, and alligators. Breakfast and a picnic lunch, plus an Orlando-area hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
What to Expect
The day of sightseeing begins with a breakfast in Orlando. Then meet the guide and the rest of the tour group on a pickup from select locations. From Orlando, it’s approximately 1.5 hours to Crystal River, the gem of Florida's beautiful coast. More specifically, it’s 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 a 30-minute airboat tour along the Homosassa 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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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
First class

This was a fantastic day away from the theme parks. you are picked up by bus from various pick up points.Our guide and bus driver was Madeline. A lovely lady who originally hails from New York.We were supplied with a boxed breakfast and lunch which...More

Thank AyrshireAndym
Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent time on the Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline, Mark, and Tedi were able to make your experience more enjoyable. We'll definitely be letting them know of your feedback. If...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent trip a good break from theme parks

We came on this tour as I was keen to see manatees whilst visiting orlando. The day we had was excellent. Our tour guide Madeline was great. She kept the bus entertained with facts and quizzes. Having a film to watch on the trip was...More

Thank bsu448
Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! We are extremely happy to hear that you had brilliant time on the Florida Adventure Tour 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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kids loved the Airboat tour, and snorkelling with the Manatees

Loved the swim with the manatees, and air-boat tour! It is a budget tour - so don't expect more. We were picked up by a tour bus from the Crossroads pick up point. Its an early start, but we didn't have to wait a long...More

Thank MiliM96
Kistin G, Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Mili, Swimming with the manatees is no doubt an unforgettable time and we are extremely happy to hear that you had a wonderful time doing so on the Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline was able to make your experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day and out

Really was a great day out swimming with manatees, really fantastic, real change from the parks . Highly recommended

Thank mark s
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Enjoyable

Enjoyable day, be wary to buy photos, you don’t get to see what your buying and didn’t work when we got home and tried on several computers, so we paid over 30 dollars for a blank discMore

Thank Theresa B
Kistin G, Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Theresa! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Florida Adventure Tour and so sorry to hear that you received a blank disc. We do advise you to contact Manatee Tour and Dive directly they will be more that...More

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Buddymag S
18 September 2018|
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Response from MiliM96 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We went in August and managed to see 2. The winter months are the best as the manatees tend to come in their herds into the springs for the warmer waters. Manatee season they say is Oct to Mar. So you should be able to... More
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Aneliese T
10 September 2018|
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Response from MiliM96 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry we were staying in a resort on International Drive and we had to get to a pickup point (less than 2 miles away). They will send you an email regarding the pickup point a few days before your booking. You can also... More
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