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Swim with the Manatees Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 100 people
Destination(s): Florida  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 89 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 119 US Dollar (USD)

You are encouraged to swim and snorkel in the home of the Florida manatee while under the guidance of certified dive masters.

Then, enjoy a basket style hot lunch in a riverside pub and restaurant. Your afternoon starts with an exhilarating 45 minute airboat adventure on the beautiful Homosassa River; keep your eyes open for manatees, as well as a whole 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. 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.

Departure Dates:
Wednesday and Saturday

Please Note:
This tour does not operate on Christmas Day

Departure Point:
This tour departs from all Orlando, Kissemmee, Lake Buena Vista and Disney area hotels

Departure Time:
Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between approximately 6:15am and 7:15am, depending on the hotel location. Upon arrival at your hotel please call to reconfirm your tour; at which point an exact pick-up time will be given.

Return Details:
Tour returns to the hotel lobby at approximately 6:00pm

7:00am - Departure from Orlando
6:00pm - Return to Orlando hotels for drop off´s

Please note times are approximate and subject to change.

Return transportation, Cruise on Crystal River to include Swim with Manatees Rental of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins), Airboat Ride, Entrance to Homosassa Wildlife Park and Lunch. Wetsuits are available on the day of the tour. They are $10 to hire.

All other food and drinks and gratuities are optional.

Additional Info:
All children wishing to swim must be accompanied in water by parent/guardian at all times Manatee season is from October to March, although there are some Manatees that live in the Crystal River year round. Contact with Manatees from April to September is not guaranteed.

We Recommend you Bring:
Towels Bathing Suit Suntan Lotion Insect Repellant Camera / Video Camera / Film

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Pricing Policy:
Child prices are applicable for children aged 3 - 11 years.

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