Boat tour from Orlando to snorkel and swim with manatees
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Boat tour from Orlando to snorkel and swim with manatees

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Escape from the crowds and spend your day relaxing at the river
  • Take a boat trip over the Crystal River
  • Fun swimming and snorkeling with manatees
  • Explore Hamosassa State Park as known for its rescue and rehabilitation of Florida Wildlife
What to expect

After boarding the tour vehicle, head off towards Citrus County, and the famous Crystal River, the only place in the world where it is legal to swim and snorkel with wild manatees. After some information from a professional tour guide and a safety presentation at the dive shop, you will be fully prepared for your boat ride. The Coast Guard Certified Boat Captain will slowly cruise down the river looking for the wild manatees. You can choose to snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear water, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the natural surroundings on the boat tour. Manatees, also known sea cows, are gentle giants and when snorkeling in the river where they often swim. You cannot approach wild manatees; they are wild on the river but if we spot them manatees often will come near to humans. This is an experience you don't want to miss out on. Back on solid ground you will have chance to change at the dive shop before heading to a local cafe for you to purchase lunch.

Spend afternoon time at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife State Park - one of Florida’s best kept secrets. At this 210-acre park, take a chance to view many of Florida’s endangered animals such as the state panther, and black bears. This park toys to rescue and rehabilitate as many animals as it can, whilst providing a safe having for those whose injuries often make it impossible for them to return to the wild. Arriving back into the Orlando area round 5pm, this tour really is a true Florida adventure, and something unique to this area.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Roundtrip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee or Disney areas
    • Equipment provided: mask, snorkel and fins
    • Boat ride on Crystal River
    • Admission to Homosassa State Park
    • Licensed, professional & friendly guide-driver
    • Comfortable & air conditioned transportation
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages
    • Optional gratuities
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-11)
    • Infants (age 0-2): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:

    The pick-up service is only available throughout the tourism corridors of Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee including the Disney and Universal areas. Please contact the tour operator in 48-24 hours ahead of your booked date to arrange a pickup time and location. It is recommended to arrive your meeting location at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to the departure time and wait outside the meeting point as the Guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for guests.

    What to remember
    • A maximum number of participants in each booking is 10
    • Wet-suits can be added on the day of your tour, just ask the driver guide
    • A tour will stop at lunch time at a local restaurant for you to purchase lunch
    • Please wear swimsuit under clothes in the morning as it will make things easier upon arrival at the dive shop
    • Bring towels and a change of clothes for after the dive time
    • Please contact the tour operator in 48-24 hours ahead of your booked date to arrange a pickup time and location
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    GRAY LINE OF ORLANDO
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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