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On this tour from Orlando, take a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River to snorkel and swim in an area known to be a manatee habitat. Then, take an exhilarating airboat tour on the Homosassa River and visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to watch a manatee-feeding session, and see other animals including bears, panthers, and alligators. You'll enjoy a day out on the water getting to know Florida's local wildlife. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Description:

Your day starts in Orlando with 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. Learn how this large, harmless aquatic mammal is under threat due to loss of habitat.

With your provided mask and snorkel, you are encouraged to go for a swim in an area known for manatee sightings while under the guidance of certified dive masters.

After your cruise, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking this beautiful sanctuary. Your adventure continues in the afternoon with a 30-minute airboat tour on the Homosassa River. During your airboat ride, keep your eyes peeled for manatees and dolphins, as well as a host of other wildlife.

To end your day, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, famous throughout Florida for its efforts in rehabilitating injured animals. You'll see more manatees during an informative and entertaining feeding session with a park ranger. You may also spot bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippo as you explore the rest of the park. Afterward, you'll be taken back to Orlando.

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



Highlights:
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Breakfast included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included

Location: Orlando, United States of America

Duration: 12 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Tuesday and Friday - April to October
    Tuesday - November to March

    Departure Point:

    Tour departs from selected meeting points in Orlando



    Departure Time: Tour departs between 7:30am and 8:35am (exact time to be advised on reconfirmation)

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • 30-minute Airboat tour
    • Boat cruise
    • Use of snorkel and mask
    • Entrance fees to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
    • Hotel pickup and drop off (select hotels only)
    • Local taxes

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Items recommended to bring: towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, insect repellant, camera


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