Swim with manatees in Crystal River - Transport included from Orlando

Swim with manatees in Crystal River - Transport included from Orlando

Cancellation Free cancellation with conditions

You would like

Observation of manatees in their natural environment
Boat tour on the Crystal River
Access to Ellie Schiller Homosassa State WidLifePark
Transportation included from Orlando

Essential information *

10 hours


* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Meet the wild manatees of the Crystal River on an excursion departing from Orlando!

You'll depart from Orlando and head for the boat's embarkation point. Your destination will be Circus County and Crystal River, the only place where you can swim with manatees in Florida. You'll have the opportunity to swim with the manatees or observe them from the boat. Manatees remain wild animals, so you won't be able to approach them on your own, but they love human contact and may approach you for petting. 

Back on land, you can change before having lunch (not included). Then your day continues at Ellie Schiller Homosassa State WidLifePark. This park is packed with animals, from Florida panthers to black bears. Manatees undergoing rehabilitation before returning to nature can be found in the park's ponds. 

You'll be taken back to Orlando after the day.

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday and Saturday (except in exceptional cases)
  • Departure time and place: pick-up at various hotels and meeting points in Orlando (see list at time of booking) between 7 and 8 a.m., the exact time will be indicated on your confirmation.
  • Children under 3 years of age cannot take part in this activity.
  • The manatee swim may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. In this case, you will be offered a refund for this part of the tour or an alternative date.
  • Wetsuit rental at $15 per day
  • A lunch break is included in the day, but lunch is not included.

Price includes

  • Swim with manatees at Crystal River
  • Entrance fee to Ellie Schiller Homosassa State WidLifePark
  • Return transfer to/from Orlando
  • Services of professional guides

Price doesn’t include

  • Diving suit rental
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • All other extras



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