Manatee Adventure, Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park with Transport

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Embark on a thrilling Real Florida Adventure with the Manatee Adventure tour. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Crystal River and snorkel with the gentle giants, the West Indian manatees. Capture unforgettable moments with your underwater camera as you get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. After your swim, enjoy a leisurely lunch and explore the hidden gem of Homosassa Springs State Park, where you can witness the diverse local wildlife, including black bears, red wolves, and alligators. The highlight of the day is an exhilarating airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River, where you can experience the need for speed skimming the water at up to 45mph. This action-packed tour is the perfect way to fully experience the beauty and adventure of Florida. Join the Manatee Adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Swim and snorkel with gentle manatees
  • Explore Homosassa Springs State Park and see wildlife
  • Experience an exhilarating airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River
  • Learn about the unique West Indian manatees
  • Enjoy a full day of adventure and exploration
  • Lunch
  • Complimentary Mask and Snorkel
  • Professional and Certified Tour Guide
  • Roundtrip Transportation from International Drive, Disney and Kissimmee
  • All taxes and fees
  • Admission into Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (Included Only with Full Day Option)
  • Airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River (Included Only with Full Day Option)
  • Boat tour of Kings Bay and Crystal River
  • Mandatory $15 wetsuit rental fee for any swimmers
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned

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Get ready for a slam-packed, fun-filled day on this Real Florida Adventure – the Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat, Lunch, Wildlife Park & Transport. This tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience, immersing you in the stunning beauty of Crystal River and Homosassa Springs State Park.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a thrilling and educational experience. You'll start your day with an informative overview as you depart for Crystal River, where you'll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with West Indian manatees. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and get up close and personal with these gentle giants, capturing unforgettable memories with your underwater camera. After your swim, you'll head to Homosassa Springs State Park for a delicious lunch and a leisurely stroll around one of Florida's best-kept secrets. Immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty and discover its abundant wildlife. To end the day on an exhilarating note, you'll enjoy a pit stop to ride an airboat on the Withlacoochee River, experiencing an adrenaline-pumping need for speed. Hold onto your hats as you glide across the water, surrounded by the picturesque scenery of the Everglades.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to explore the wonders of Florida's wildlife. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, or as a family, this experience is suitable for all. The tour provides an inclusive environment, welcoming individuals of all ages and backgrounds to join in the fun.

Why book this?

Book this tour for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with manatees, one of nature's most fascinating creatures. Immerse yourself in their habitat and learn about their conservation status from knowledgeable tour guides. The combination of swimming, snorkeling, and exploring Homosassa Springs State Park offers a well-rounded and enriching experience. The exhilarating airboat ride adds an extra touch of excitement, allowing you to feel the thrill of gliding across the water in true Everglades style.

Good to know

To make the most of this experience, don't forget to bring your underwater camera to capture incredible moments with the manatees. Please note that on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the tour includes swimming and lunch only, without the state park visit or airboat ride. Additionally, a $12 wetsuit rental fee is mandatory for swimmers. Gratuities and meals/drinks not mentioned in the inclusions are also not included.


Individuals who have embarked on this tour have shared overwhelmingly positive feedback. They praise the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides who provide valuable insights about the manatees and the surrounding wildlife. Guests particularly appreciate the opportunity to swim with the manatees and capture memorable photos. The airboat ride is often described as exhilarating and a highlight of the tour. Overall, travelers express high satisfaction with this unique and unforgettable experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking



4.8 (1449)


Highly recommend!! Anyone looking for an amazing day out, book with Real Florida Adventures! Ricky was informative and really made our trip. He was extremely helpful with my sisters disability as at the time she was using crutches. Also, gave useful tips like don't sit at the front of the airboat unless you want to get wet!! Thank you for a brilliant day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Great mix of experiences showing off Florida's natural beauty. We went for the manatee sighting but enjoyed the whole thing. Despite being outside peak manatee season, our group was able to have several manatee encounters. The wildlife park was a nice educational interlude, and the airboat ride was also amazing.

Blaine C

Was an awesome day, not every day you get to get so close to such a large animal in the wild, guides were all professional and ensured that wild manatees were well respected. Guides made sure that nobody would do anything to make the manatees uncomfortable. Practiced “passive observation” where they had us float in the water moving as little as possible, then letting them come to us. Then after the provided lunch we went to a wildlife refuge and got to walk through at our own pace learning about lots of endangered native species to Florida. To end the day we went over to an airboat tour where if we wanted to we could get baby alligators in captivity before the ride Overall a great day. What’s great is it is a small business you’re supporting and if you come to Orlando and want a break from the amusement parks or you’re coming to see local wildlife I would 100% recommend them


Tour guide Brad did a great job!! Each stop was unique and wonderful. The whole family enjoyed a lot!! The views were great and the ride was also enjoyable.


Great views all around! We loved the animals and the airboat last was a great closure of this trip! Lunch and tourgide allso phenomenal. Thnx Brad!


Dave is the BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER!!!!!!❤️ We were with him for his last manatee swim and he was so thoughtful and informative. All of the other people we met along the way Captain Matt, John and air boat Captain Aaron, were also just incredible. I will hear John say "freeze and float" in my dreams tonight. What a magical way to spend the last day of our vacation. We swam with dolphins, baby/ full chunker manatees, and saw all sorts of other creatures including big Lou and Bubba. What an incredible trip with Real Florida adventures Homosassa wildlife, and Wild Bills airboat tours. Would book again in a heart beat with all of these fabulous places.


This trip was incredible! You get so much for what you pay for. The whole experience was amazing. Uncle Dave was so great. He was genuinely excited for us and so knowledgable. Highly highly recommend!


A brilliant tour! Guides were all so lovely. Had a brilliant experience with all components of the tour thoroughly enjoyable. Lunch was healthy and fresh, the bus rides were aircon and we watched Shrek (bonus points because who doesn’t love Shrek). Went with my In laws and Mum and they all had an amazing time.


Amazing trip!! Everyone was really friendly and was a great experience! A really nice break from the theme parks as well. Definitely recommend.


Great trip! Absolutely no complaints whatsoever! Really loved the manatee part. Swimming with them will be a once in a lifetime experience.
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2024-05-20 21:11