Orlando Manatee and Olde Florida History Adventure Tour
The tour begins at 8 am at Manatee Cove Marina. After a quick safety briefing from your experienced guide, you'll hop onto a pontoon boat for an exciting journey on the local waterways. Along the way, you'll be able to spot native wildlife such as birds, alligators, dolphins, fishes, and of course, manatees. After about an hour on the waterway, you'll come across historic Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where you can enjoy more wildlife spotting before heading back to your base near Manatee Cove Marina.
The history highlight of this tour includes stops at Silver River State Park and Fort Island Trail Fish camp, with guided audio tours filled with information regarding local Native American civilizations that inhabited these lands over 500 years ago. You'll learn about how they used natural resources to build their villages and fishing techniques exclusive to this area that have been passed down through generations.
Once back at your base near Manatee Cove Marina, you can take part in one final stop. You'll have an interpretive hike along trails inside Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park with nature talks by trained specialists. You'll be taught about local endangered species and leave more knowledgeable than when you arrived.
The Orlando Manatee & Old Florida History Adventure Tour is the perfect afternoon tour for those who want to learn about Florida history while enjoying all the natural beauty Manatee Cove Marina has to offer.