Swim with Manatees at Crystal River Plus Everglades Airboat Adventure
We flew into Orlando and took a shuttle to Crystal River. The trip is about a 2.5-hour drive from the airport and costs $10 per person. The shuttle picked us up at the Westgate Hotel and dropped us off at Bo's Marina, which is only a ten-minute walk from the park. The shuttle would only take you there, so guests staying at different hotels will have to find their way to the park.
2. Boat Rides
The manatee swim is a two-hour event and includes a ninety-minute cruise with one twenty-minute stop to swim with the manatees. There are no guarantees that manatees will visit you during your two-hour period, though if you're lucky, it could happen. You can also join a shorter tubing trip with one thirty-minute stop to swim with the manatees.
Manatees are incredibly gentle. You can get very close to them as they are not afraid to come up for air or for you to play with them. They will also let their curious personalities out, and their children will play with them. I highly recommend Crystal River Plus Everglades Airboat Adventure if you want to swim with the manatees, especially if you've never been there like me.
|Boat Cruise with Manatee Swim|
|Available 2/7/2023 until 12/29/2023 View Detailed Schedule|
|Snorkel with Manatees: Swim and Snorkel with Manatees|