Dive into an extraordinary day with Gray Line Orlando! Immerse yourself in the magic of Crystal River as you swim/ snorkel alongside gentle manatees in their natural habitat. After this awe- inspiring encounter, venture to Homosassa State Park, a haven for Florida wildlife rescue. Enjoy a delectable lunch amidst nature's wonders. The excitement continues with an airboat ride at Wild Bills Airboat Tours, adding a thrilling touch to your day. Unforgettable moments await as you explore, dine, and experience the best of nature with Gray Line Orlando!
Boat ride on the Crystal River and through Kings Bay
Swim and snorkel where wild manatees live
Visit the Homosassa State Park to see rescued Florida Wildlife
Enter the water and snorkel alongside wild manatees
Enjoy a fun/ thrilling airboat ride at Wild Bills Airboat Tours
Embark on an extraordinary journey with Gray Line Orlando, where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of unforgettable experiences. Our day begins with the enchanting allure of Crystal River, known as the Manatee Captial of the world. Immerse yourself in the magic of swimming with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
As you step aboard our comfortable transport from Orlando, anticipation and excitement fill the air. Crystal River, a spring- fed oasis, beckon with its crystal-clear waters and abundant wildlife. Upon arrival, you're greeted with a warm welcome, setting the tone for a day filled with wonder.
Before diving into the aquatic adventure, our knowledgeable guides provide an educational overview, ensuring you understand the importance of responsible interaction with manatees. Equipped with snorkel gear, you're ready to glide into the river's embrace, where the sheer beauty of nature unfolds before your eyes.
The underwater world comes alive as you spot these majestic creatures gracefully navigating the water. The experience of swimming alongside manatees is not just an encounter; it's a connection with the essence of nature. Your heart will beat in harmony with the gentle rhythm of these marine beings, creating memories that linger long after the day is done.
After the exhilarating swim, our journey continues in Homosassa State Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Florida wildlife. Here, you'll witness the tireless efforts to preserve the state's unique fauna, providing a deeper understanding of the serene backdrop for reflection and appreciation of the interconnectedness of all living things.
Amidst thus natural haven, we pause for a delightful picnic lunch. Enjoying a moment of respite before the day's adventures reach new heights.
The journey crescendos with a visit to Wild Bills Airboat Tours, the pulse quickening excitement of an airboat ride awaits. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill in your veins as you explore the waterways, absorbing the beauty of the surroundings at exhilarating speeds. The airboat ride adds an adventure twist to your day, complementing the serene moments of the day, while on the hunt for Florida alligators.
As the day draws to a close, reflect on the diverse tapestry of experiences woven together by Gray Line Orlando. From the intimate connection with manatees to the educational insight at Homosassa State Park and the adrenaline- fueled airboat ride, each element contributes to a day of unparallel exploration and joy. Join us on this journey where nature unfolds its treasures, and every moment becomes a cherished chapter in your travel history.
Arriving back into the Orlando area round 4pm, this tour really is a true Florida adventure, and something unique to this area.
We advise guests that wish to snorkel in the Crystal River to wear their swimwear underneath their morning clothes.
Wetsuits are available to hire for $15 per wetsuit. They are recommended as they assist with the buoyancy whilst snorkeling on the river.
THINGS GUESTS NEED TO KNOW OR BRING:
PERSONAL ITEMS: Camera, film, sunscreen, swimwear, beach towel, money for hire of wetsuits or videos of their swim experience.
DRESS CODE: Casual & cool
All timings are approximate and subject to change. Food and drinks are included only when noted in the inclusions. No other food or drink is included within the tour product and guests are advised to take money to purchase them as necessary. Gratuities are not included for the tour guides or drivers. Many guests often ask us what a normal gratuity is, and we regularly state $2 per person for the tour driver and $2 for the guide. Gratuities are not mandatory but are encouraged upon receipt of good service.
Wheelchair Bound Guests
If you require a wheelchair, please be sure to tell us. There are 2 forms of wheelchairs: collapsible manual chairs, and non-foldable electric wheelchairs. It is very important to know what type of chair you will be travelling with. There are multiple vehicles with wheelchair lifts and these can normally accommodate wheelchair bound clients; however, the vehicles need special reservations. Be sure to confirm this with us at time of booking, as we need to ensure the vehicle is available when you would like to take the tour.