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Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport
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Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport

By Real Florida Adventures
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 55 per group
Duration: 12h
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Live guide: English
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  • Boat tour of Kings Bay and Crystal River
  • Admission into Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (Included Only with Full Day Option)
  • Airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River (Included Only with Full Day Option)
  • 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 $15 wetsuit rental fee for any swimmers
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Margaritaville Resort Orlando, 8000 Fins Up Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
    Proceed through the security gate and the pickup will be at the main lobby. Park anywhere close to the pickup loop.
  • Option 2
    Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 8707 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
    Free Parking at Golden Corral
  • Option 3
    Orlando Starflyer, 8265 International Dr unit c suite 108, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
    Bus will pick up at the Orlando Starflyer. Free parking located in the Parking Garage.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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.

    How much is Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport?
    Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport price starts from ₹ 12,435.75. Discover and book Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport on Tripadvisor
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    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
    About the operator
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    • Real Florida Adventures
      2,828
      Orlando, United States
      Joined in September 2020
    • pammP1214RB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      FREE KENNEL!
      We've been to KSC a few times, but this was the first time we had our dog with us. They have FREE climate controlled kennels on-site for you to use for the day while you're exploring. They are first come, first served. Most were empty the day we were there. The process to get into the kennel is a bit awkard. You can either go to the information building to get someone to let you into the kennel( info building is not close to the kennel) or go directly to the kennel and use the phone in the box on the wall to let someone in the info building know you are there...and they'll send someone over. They'll want a copy of shot records, and you fill out a form ( emergency contact, etc). Then you choose a kennel. They were very clean, and there are small, medium and large ones. Be sure to bring a water dish, and whatever you want them to have. I suggest a small rug or bed because the floor is a wide mesh which wouldn't be particularly comfortable on its own. Individual kennels don't have locks, but you have to be accompanied by an employee to get in, so feels secure. You can go and walk your dog during the day, but you have to go through that same process again to get back in the room. It was so great to have this available!
      Written 21 April 2024
    • winnie_the_pooh2013
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kennedy Space Centre visit
      From start to finish our visit to Kennedy Space Centre was fantastic. Trip confirmation, pick up and tips for how to spend our day were very useful. Gary our driver/guide for the day was very informative and advice we did follow and made our day even better. He also pointed out various wildlife throughout the drive. The van used to transport us was clean and comfortable. The drive there and back was seemless and I would highly recommend Real Florida Adventures for this tour. I basically wanted a trip with admission and transport and this was ideal for my needs as it took away the stress of driving and I could spend all day at my leisure in the space centre and be driven back.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • D7629OGsamm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service!
      Friendly and efficient service. WiFi and movies on bus to keep kids entertained. Great hints and tips for Kennedy space centre day trip
      Written 20 April 2024
    • Amand1961
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not the same!
      I would imagine for the masses who enjoy theme parks and queues this place is great, but it’s nothing like the old KSC where the focus was on space exploration and the huge history. Saddened to see what it’s become.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • 691delian
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out with family
      My family and I went for this tour in the first week of April. The tour is really well organised as you cover 3 experience in one go and the inclusion of the transport is a real plus as you do not need to worry about travelling and parking and you get to see Florida's countryside. The tour delivery was well paced, full of information delivered in a very relaxed and informal way, in line with a proper holidays' mood. The timing was also really convenient for a young family. Pick up was at 8.30 and return was around 5., so you have plenty of time to get ready in the morning and time to relax in the evening. The lunch provided was also both really filling and tasty. Thank you for making our day special.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • sumrrideW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      Go and you'll be smiling. TJ, our skiff pilot, was an incredible host to the river. Great guy, great scenery and GREAT value for the price. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
      Written 18 April 2024
    • S H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Amazing trip to Kennedy space centre. Gary was great! Gave us lots of hints and tips and was happy to stay for us to watch the falcon 9 rocket launch. There is so much to see and do at the centre. We had a fantastic day!!
      Written 17 April 2024
    • Aevia007
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spacious campus gets you up close to gigantic rockets, and with luck, to see a space launch.
      Being in the presence of the truly gigantic Saturn rocket was awe inspiring, as was experiencing the huge scale of the buildings on campus. We witnessed an actual rocket launch, with direct view of the launch pad across the water, and closeups on a Jumbo screen of the launch and the incredible return to land on an ocean platform. A great day for the whole family.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • Mohannad h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must visit if you're coming to Florida
      Amazing place and a must if you're visiting Orlando, lots of activities and things to do, our guide Paul was very helpful and informative 👍
      Written 16 April 2024
    • wattsfamily27
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A day at KSC
      They were punctual, informative, clean and tidy bus. Communication was excellent when I needed help. Advise was given on how to utilise the park to get maximum park activities experienced within the day.
      Written 12 April 2024
    • ianpI7366HG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out
      Great experience, would highly recommend. Our driver Gary was agood host, knowledgeable and helpful, if you are going to KSC go with these guys, we'll worth the money. And to top it all, we had a rocket launch. Amazing
      Written 10 April 2024
    • trishap344
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great experience
      the van had very comfortable seats and the experience was very relaxing. gary was very interactive and knowledgeable. had a good time.
      Written 7 April 2024
    • Shannon N
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great day for the price of admission!
      There are so many things to explore and learn at this location! There has been a lot of thought into the layout and the exhibits. It was an inspirational and fun day! We got there at the opening and they played the national anthem while we were in line, which I thought was neat. There are lots of things to touch and explore for kids, and lot of things to see and experience for adults. I like how everything is included in the price except food and treasures. The bus ride to the other building, the IMaxx theater and some of the 4D experiences are all part of admission. Our day was wrapped up by being able to see a rocket launch. I recommend getting there when it opens. Parking was easy and getting through the gate was flawless. If you have a stroller, just a heads up that you have to leave it before getting on the bus to the other building and they have strollers to use when you get there. Super cool day, highly recommend!
      Written 7 April 2024
    • FellowTraveler294440
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boys day out.
      Fantastic experience, need more than one day so much to do and see. Would highly recommend this trip. Dave our tour guide was brilliant shame we couldn’t have him with us in the park. His knowledge of Florida and England was amazing. Remember it’s Liverpudlian.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Ghannam80
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Advisable
      In time either going or coming back The bus was in a good condition as well Very informative Tips given by the guide made our visit very efficient Very fun guy to deal with
      Written 6 April 2024
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    Heather B
    San Antonio, TX1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Leonid V
    Moscow, Russia5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Allison D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our day-venture was amazing! This day long adventure immediately caught our eye with a great price and very appealing, multiple excursions planned, plus meals. The manatee swim was undoubtedly the highlight; the guides were so informative and made sure we saw several manatees and swam right along with them! The Homosassa Wildlife park was also a great stop! Seeing several Florida native species and taking in the beautifully preserved environment was a great experience. To top it off, ending the day with a quick 30 minute airboat tour with Wild Bill's Airboat Tours and seeing several alligators and a few other species was awesome. We really appreciated the inclusive breakfast and lunches and our guide PJ who made us all feel welcomed and ensured that we all had a fantastic experience. We would absolutely recommend this tour for any adventure seeking families or friend groups traveling to Orlando and looking for a fun filled day!
    Written 5 April 2021
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    Ok, going to start using "day-venture" ALL the time! Thanks for the DAY-mazing review. This is my absolute favourtie tour EVER! We know your time is valuable and so appreciate such a thorough review. Hope to see you soon on anther Real Florida Adventure
    Written 6 April 2021
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    Stephanie B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Stephanie O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    We had a great day full of amazing experiences. Swimming with the manatees was our favorite thing. This was our first time booking with real Florida adventures and they did not disappoint. For a full day of adventures the prices were reasonable and everyone was super friendly, I would highly recommend booking your next experience with them! Our driver PJ was very personable and knowledgeable, he took very good care of us. We will definitely be booking our next adventures through RFA!
    Written 21 July 2021
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sounds like we will be seeing you again in the future and We. Can. Not. Wait. 🦩
    Written 27 July 2021
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    Thomas V
    Kennesaw, GA1,567 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paul was our tour guide picking us up at 7:45am, departing at 8am. Publix Breakfast was served on our 90 minute drive to Crystal Springs for the Manatee snorkeling boat trip. Tour lasted 2 hours with 3 stops with several Manatees we swam with and took photos. We even swam into a famous cove for some snorkeling. Publix lunch of sandwich, chips, lemonade, cookies was provided which we decided to eat on benches at our next destination- Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The Park had some interesting saved wildlife. Last stop was at Wild Bills Swampboat rides for a fun 30 minute boat ride viewing nature, gators, birds and cypress trees. Ride back was fast, spraying water onto the riders. Then hour ride back to the Orlando Starflyer for drop off. Overall good information, breakfast and lunch, adventures of snorkeling and swampboat riding and just fun outside Orlando. Well worth the cost and time.
    Written 17 May 2021
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Now that is a THOROUGH recap of the day! Thank you for joining us and for leaving a great review.
    Written 20 May 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    mikeeA5157CW
    Trabuco Canyon, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Rachel S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Couples
    The whole tour was amazing! I loved how much they were able to fit into one day. In the morning we swam with Manatees, and then we went to a state park that is also an animal refuge, and then we went on an airboat ride. This company basically is there to get you to all the places and have everything app scheduled for you. When you go to the other places they are ran by different organizations, but I would recommend Real Florida Adventures because they do all the work for you and you can just enjoy the journey. They also have great customer service and even called the day before to see if anything was correct and if I had any questions.
    Written 21 May 2021
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ We love to hear you had such a great day. We like to make sure our guests are well looked after before, during and after our adventures. Thanks for such a great review.
    Written 24 May 2021
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    Christine M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Family
    It's the best way to see florida's wilderness. With Paul our tour guide, and the staff, their service oriented approach and highly knowledgable on natures , issues and events about wildlife, it's surpasses my expectations. It's worth it. Highly recommended activities when you visit Orlando
    Thank you Paul! we had a great time!
    winter time they said to see more manatees November - feb., March
    Written 1 October 2021
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WOW! Such a great review - Thank you! So happy Paul and Co. took great care of you. Hope to see you again soon. 🦩
    Written 7 October 2021
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    Rachelle W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Family
    My favorite part of this excursion was seeing the manatees and the ride on the airboat! Our bus tour guide, P.J., was a delight and made us laugh on numerous occasions. Our manatee tour guides, Brian and Lacey, were super informative with many facts about the manatee life. The wildlife park was beautiful with so much to see as well as a learning experience. Last but not least - the airboat ride. My son and I have never been on an airboat and it was so much fun! We did see a few small alligators but the most exhilarating part was gliding through the water at high speed. If you want to visit places that actually save and care for animals (*cough cough* not Sea World) as well as give you an experience, this is the place to book.
    Written 9 June 2021
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    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Are you sure your guide was PJ? He came close to making me laugh once, perhaps hes working on new material.🤣 So very happy to hear you and your family had such an amazing day. Reading reviews like yours, really does make all the hard work worth it. THANK YOU! 🤿🦩
    Written 10 June 2021
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