Crystal River Manatee Swim or Boat Ride from Orlando
An excellent opportunity to escape from the theme parks and see the real Florida… Get up-close with the gentle manatee and see the beauty of Crystal River as you explore the Homosassa State Wildlife Park. This tour is nature at its best!
After picking up guests in Universal Resort, International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Disney & Kissimmee we head to Crystal River. Crystal River is the only area of Florida where you can snorkel / swim in the rivers where manatees live in the wild.
Following a safety briefing and collecting your mask, snorkel & fins (wetsuits hire is $15 and required for swimmers) you board the boat onto the river. You do not have to swim or snorkel, you can opt enjoy the boat ride looking for nature alone should you prefer.
When manatees are spotted you can get into the river should you wish, get some great photos.
In the afternoon there is time to explore Homosassa State Park. Home of many species of native wildlife that have been rescued. A True Florida Day Out!
Admission into Homosassa State Park
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points