Water activity

Orlando: Swim with Manatees and Homosassa State Park Visit

Water activity

Orlando: Swim with Manatees and Homosassa State Park Visit

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Swim with the gentle manatees in the clear waters of the Crystal River of Florida. Visit the Homosassa State Park, home to a variety of endangered species including the state panther. This is the perfect tour choice for the whole family to enjoy.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Contact 407-522-5911 via phone or WhatsApp messenger, to confirm pickup time. Please note the actual area for pick up in each location- • Royal Pacific Resort, the pickup location is the Pacifica Ballroom entrance on Pacifica Way at the side of the hotel near the convention center. • Avanti Palms Resort - outside the front lobby of the hotel • Icon Park, wait in the rear of the plaza, facing Universal Blvd at the base of The Wheel. Free parking at this location. • Golden Coral Lake Buena Vista - Vineland Ave; please park towards the rear of the parking lot and wait outside the restaurant. Free Parking at this location. • Disney Swan Resort; please wait outside the convention center entrance doors. This is near the main entrance at the front of the hotel facing the entrance plaza. • For the Charleys Steakhouse, Parkway Blvd Kissimmee; please park towards the rear of the parking lot and wait outside the restaurant. Free Parking at this location. Guide will wear a Gray Line uniform.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • In the clear blue waters of the Crystal River, swim or snorkel with the gentle giants of the marine world, manatees, on this day-long tour
  • The curious and friendly manatees will almost certainly come over to greet those who snorkel or swim and may even roll over to be tickled
  • Visit Homosassa State Park and view many of Florida’s endangered species, such as the state panther
  • A relaxed and fun touring experience that is great for the whole family to enjoy
  • Transportation to and from the tour location are included
Full description

The gentle manatees of the Crystal River await your arrival on this delightful day-long tour where you can swim with these curious creatures. Your day will begin with complimentary pickup from one of the key meeting points in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and Disney. You will then be whisked away to the picturesque Crystal River. Crystal River is home to the curious and endangered manatee. Also known as Sea Cows, these creatures are most definitely the gentle giants of the marine world. Here you have the chance to snorkel or swim in the clear blue waters. Manatees are curious creatures and will often come to greet those who choose to snorkel or swim. They may even roll over to be tickled! Those who prefer to stay above water may wish to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. After lunch at your own expense, you will visit the beautiful Homosassa State Park, one of Florida’s best kept secrets. There, enjoy the chance to see many of Florida’s endangered species, such as the state panther, and watch the manatees again from an underwater viewing chamber. Fun, relaxed and light-hearted, this day-long tour and swim with the manatees is the perfect tour choice for the whole family!

Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from key meeting points in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, and Disney
  • Pontoon Boat ride on the Crystal River and Kings Bay
  • Snorkeling and swimming in the river alongside wild manatees, if spotted
  • Admission to Homosassa State Wildlife Park
  • Licensed guide/driver
  • Certified dive master and captain on the boat tour
  • Mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Food and drinks
  • Wetsuit fee ($15 to be paid onsite at dive shop)
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please confirm your reservation, as well as your pick-up location and time at least 48 hours in advance
  • Don’t forget your underwater camera
  • Tour is not available on some holidays, including Christmas day; check availability
  • Please note that since these are wild animals, sightings are not guaranteed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Friendly and courteous driver (Donald) and boat crew (Tom and Carlos) . Really enjoyed the lunch at the diner with great good and really nice waitress. Loved the convenience of having transportation included in the package. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

March 28, 2023

The Chinese buffet left a lot to be desired. The van driver was very informative & helpful. Mike our guide at the river was so kind and understanding. He made the swim with the manatees a special experience. The park was very informative and made for a nice afternoon.

March 28, 2023

It was worth it! We got to swim with a mom and baby manatees, they're so cute and friendly. We liked the rules and regulations, so they feel comfortable being around humans without disrupting their environment. The pick up was right on time and the travels were without any issues. The visit to the park could've been shorter.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 12104