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Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure

Location: Orlando,
Departure: April - October: Tuesday and Friday November  March: Tuesday,
Prices from €81.77
Swim with Manatees at Crystal River

Introduction

Swim with the gentle giants of the Everglades, Florida's manatees, then take an exhilarating airboat adventure on the Homosassa River! You'll enjoy a day out on the water getting to know Florida's local wildlife.

Your day starts in Orlando with an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Then it's off to join a team of manatee experts for a narrated boat cruise on the picturesque Crystal River, home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees. This large, harmless aquatic mammal (sometimes called a "sea cow") is under threat due to loss of habitat.

With mask and snorkel provided, you are encouraged to go for a swim and snorkel while under the guidance of certified dive masters. After your cruise, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking this beautiful sanctuary.

In the afternoon the adventure continues with an exhilarating 45-minute airboat ride on the Homosassa River. Keep your eyes open for manatees and dolphins, as well as a host of other wildlife that often accompany the group.

To end your day, you'll visit Homosassa State Wildlife Park, famous throughout Florida for the rehabilitation of injured animals. You'll have the chance to see the current manatee residents during an informative and entertaining feeding session with a park ranger. You can also see bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo as you explore the rest of the park.

Manatee season is from October to March. Sightings are very common however as the animals are wild, no guarantee can be made.

Have your own car? Why not drive yourself and save money? The self-drive option includes the Manatee swim and all your snorkel gear necessary - wetsuit, mask and snorkel and directions to the departure point. Please note the airboat ride, Homosassa State Wildlife Park admission and meals are not included in this option.

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Conditions

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading Important Information. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

You must call the travel service operator at least 48 hours prior, or upon arrival at your destination.

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions:

All-Inclusive Tour
  • Airboat Ride
  • Swim with Manatees
  • Cruise on Crystal River
  • Rental of snorkel and mask
  • Entrance to Homosassa Wildlife Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Local Taxes
Self-Drive Tour
  • Swim with Manatees
  • Cruise on Crystal River
  • Rental of wetsuit, snorkel and mask
  • Local Taxes

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional wetsuit rental (approx. US10.00) - All Inclusive tour only

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Addtional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years

We recommend that you bring:

  • Towels
  • Bathing suit
  • Suntan lotion
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera / video camera / film

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