Swim Where the Manatees Live
If your looking for a unique adventure during your Orlando vacation, swimming with the manatees promises to be a truly special encounter your family will never forget. With great ticket specials available from BestOfOrlando.com, hop aboard a Gray Line Orlando Tour to visit and swim with the gentle giants of the sea, located just West of Orlando in Crystal River, home to manatees year round. Known as the Manatee Haven, Crystal River can have up to hundreds of manatees in the water at peak season. These lovely, endangered species are also known as the ‘sea cow’ and can weigh as much as 1,300 pounds and reach about 13 feet long. The tour begins with a pontoon boat cruise. Masks, snorkels, and fins are provided as you are guided by a certified dive master. After the guided boat ride through Crystal River, enjoy a hot lunch and prepare for your visit to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where you can learn more about manatees and join a feeding session with a park ranger.
The park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees. But visitors also have the chance to see a variety of other fascinating wildlife, including bobcats, alligators, Florida panthers, river otters, red wolves, bears, hippos, and lots of native bird species. There is much to explore within this exciting Florida wildlife park. Book your manatee adventure today and receive round-Trip transportation between Orlando and Crystal River; a breakfast bag given on the way to Crystal River; a manatee encounter pontoon boat cruise on a PADI dive regulated vessel, including snorkel, fins and mask; entrance to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park; lunch. The Itinerary will be departing Orlando at 7am and arriving at Crystal River by 9am. You eventually will depart from Homosassa State Park at 3pm.
Don’t miss your opportunity to swim with these massive, beautiful sea mammals because this amazing tour allows you face-to-face interaction with the manatees of Florida for a one-of-a-kind adventure the whole family will love.