It’s off to a team of professional manatee experts in Crystal River. En-route you will be provided a continental breakfast bag. Masks and snorkels are included for a fabulous, narrated boat tour on the picturesque Crystal River. You are encouraged to swim and snorkel in the home of the Florida manatee while under the guidance of certified dive masters (Manatee spotting is not guaranteed, as they are wild creatures). A hot lunch is enjoyed mid-day at an all-American diner. To end your day, you’ll visit Homosassa State Wildlife Park, famous throughout Florida for the rehabilitation of injured animals. It is here you’ll have the chance to see the current manatee residents at the park during an informative and entertaining feeding session with one of the park rangers. You’ll also see bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo as you explore the rest of the park. This tour is the ultimate in nature at its best, yet exciting and informative all in one day. Remember the camera to capture the one of a kind memories that will be created!
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 $10 per wetsuit. They are recommended as they assist with the buoyancy whilst snorkeling on the river.
Departs Orlando at approx. 07:00
Arrival at Crystal River at approx. 09:00
Depart Homosassa State Park area at approx. 15:30
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.