Swim with the Manatees, Wildlife Park, Airboat Ride – the original ‘Florida Adventure Tour’

Dive into an extraordinary day with Gray Line Orlando! Immerse yourself in the magic of Crystal River as you swim/ snorkel alongside gentle manatees in their natural habitat. After this awe- inspiring encounter, venture to Homosassa State Park, a haven for Florida wildlife rescue. Enjoy a delectable lunch amidst nature's wonders. The excitement continues with an airboat ride at Wild Bills Airboat Tours, adding a thrilling touch to your day. Unforgettable moments await as you explore, dine, and experience the best of nature with Gray Line Orlando!

10 Hours
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Free Cancellation
Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Boat ride on the Crystal River and through Kings Bay
  • Swim and snorkel where wild manatees live
  • Visit the Homosassa State Park to see rescued Florida Wildlife
  • Enter the water and snorkel alongside wild manatees
  • Enjoy a fun/ thrilling airboat ride at Wild Bills Airboat Tours

Includes

  • Roundtrip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Universal, or Disney areas
  • Equipment provided: mask, snorkel and fins
  • Boat ride on Crystal River and Kings Bay
  • Admission to Homosassa State Wildlife Park
  • Licensed, professional & friendly guide-driver
  • Comfortable & air-conditioned transportation
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Airboat Ride at Wild Bills

Excludes

  • Mandatory $15 wetsuit rental for any swimmers to be paid on tour day
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • 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.
  • Mandatory $15 wetsuit rental for swimmers to be paid on tour day, they are cleaned and sanitized between use.
  • This activity may not be available on some holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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An amazing day and experience. Easy and stress free tour. Preston was such a pleasure; very friendly, great information and super accommodating. The manatee dive team was great and the airboat was fantastic. 100% would recommend; especially with Preston as their tour guide for the day!! Thanks again for the experience.
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An amazing day and experience. Easy and stress free tour. Preston was such a pleasure; very friendly, great information and super accommodating. The manatee dive team was great and the airboat was fantastic. 100% would recommend; especially with Preston as their tour guide for the day!! Thanks again for the experience.
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Itinerary

Embark on an extraordinary journey with Gray Line Orlando, where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of unforgettable experiences. Our day begins with the enchanting allure of Crystal River, known as the Manatee Captial of the world. Immerse yourself in the magic of swimming with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

As you step aboard our comfortable transport from Orlando, anticipation and excitement fill the air. Crystal River, a spring- fed oasis, beckon with its crystal-clear waters and abundant wildlife. Upon arrival, you're greeted with a warm welcome, setting the tone for a day filled with wonder.

Before diving into the aquatic adventure, our knowledgeable guides provide an educational overview, ensuring you understand the importance of responsible interaction with manatees. Equipped with snorkel gear, you're ready to glide into the river's embrace, where the sheer beauty of nature unfolds before your eyes.

The underwater world comes alive as you spot these majestic creatures gracefully navigating the water. The experience of swimming alongside manatees is not just an encounter; it's a connection with the essence of nature. Your heart will beat in harmony with the gentle rhythm of these marine beings, creating memories that linger long after the day is done.

After the exhilarating swim, our journey continues in Homosassa State Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Florida wildlife. Here, you'll witness the tireless efforts to preserve the state's unique fauna, providing a deeper understanding of the serene backdrop for reflection and appreciation of the interconnectedness of all living things.

Amidst thus natural haven, we pause for a delightful picnic lunch. Enjoying a moment of respite before the day's adventures reach new heights.

The journey crescendos with a visit to Wild Bills Airboat Tours, the pulse quickening excitement of an airboat ride awaits. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill in your veins as you explore the waterways, absorbing the beauty of the surroundings at exhilarating speeds. The airboat ride adds an adventure twist to your day, complementing the serene moments of the day, while on the hunt for Florida alligators.

As the day draws to a close, reflect on the diverse tapestry of experiences woven together by Gray Line Orlando. From the intimate connection with manatees to the educational insight at Homosassa State Park and the adrenaline- fueled airboat ride, each element contributes to a day of unparallel exploration and joy. Join us on this journey where nature unfolds its treasures, and every moment becomes a cherished chapter in your travel history.

Arriving back into the Orlando area round 4pm, this tour really is a true Florida adventure, and something unique to this area.

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We have meeting points throughout the tourism corridors of Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee including the Disney and Universal areas. Please arrive to your meeting location at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to the departure time. Wait outside the meeting point as the Guides will not go into lobbies or stores to look for guests