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Swim with the Manatees

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5905 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
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Swim with the Manatees
Detail Bus Tour
Detail The tour lasts approximately 10 hours.
Detail Price includes roundtrip transportation, a bagged breakfast, a manatee boat cruise, a hot lunch, and admission to the Homosassa State Park area.
Detail Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off is Included *View Details
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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Dive into a unique and immersive experience with the "Swim Where the Manatees Live" adventure in Crystal River, Florida. This extraordinary activity allows you to come face to face with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Blessed with countless natural springs and a picturesque setting, Crystal River is one of the hotspots for those wishing to swim with manatees.

Upon arrival, you'll start with a brief educational session, helping you learn about manatees’ behavior, preservation efforts, and rules for interacting with these creatures. Then, get ready to embark on a tranquil boat ride in the Crystal River, famously known as "The Gem of Nature Coast." Equipped with a specialized wetsuit, mask, and snorkel, you’ll have approximately three hours to explore, savor the sights and maybe even have a chance to swim alongside these delightful creatures in their own world.

The action is not confined to just manatees, though; Crystal River is brimming with biodiversity. It’s here where you may witness a myriad of wildlife such as playful otters, ospreys, and other amazing aquatic species. Be prepared for a little walk as you tread the nature trails, drink in the scenic beauty, and soak up the fresh, crisp air of nature. As it is an outdoor activity, comfortable and waterproof clothing is recommended, along with a spare change.

This one-of-a-kind experience has introduced thousands of visitors to the joys of observing and respecting marine wildlife since its establishment. The enormity of awareness and the environmental consciousness it cultivates is commendable, making it an unforgettable and meaningful adventure. It not just offers breathtaking moments, but is also an educational journey towards understanding the importance of preserving these gentle beasts and their habitat.

In conclusion, the "Swim Where the Manatees Live" activity in Crystal River, Florida, offers a unique opportunity to appreciate manatees in their natural environment. The richness of biodiversity, the tranquil setting, and a chance to swim alongside manatees makes this attraction a must-visit. Your adventure in Crystal River will not only be an exciting getaway but also a learning experience that instills awareness about nature conservation. Don't miss this chance to luxuriate in Florida's untouched nature while creating lasting memories with these lovely creatures.

 5.0   |    1 reviews
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Barbara Davis
Durand, MI
Verified Traveler

"an incredible experience."
Swimming with the manatees was an incredible experience. I have to admit i was a little scared at first but it was awsome!
Frequently Asked Questions for Swim with the Manatees:
  • What is included in the admission price for Swim with the Manatees?
    The price includes round trip transportation, a bagged breakfast, a manatee boat cruise, all equipment, a hot lunch, and admission to the Homosassa State Park area.
  • What level of physical ability is required?
    You must have a strong swimming ability and be comfortable in the water around the sea life.
  • What is the policy in case of inclement weather?
    You'll still have the tour in the rain.
  • Is Swim with the Manatees guided or a non-guided timed equipment rental?
    This is a guided activity.
  • What type of clothing is appropriate?
    Wear clothes that you can get wet.
  • What age is Swim with the Manatees appropriate for?
    It's appropriate for all ages. Bring the whole family!
  • Is food available or provided?
    Breakfast and lunch are provided.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    You may bring a waterproof camera.