Crystal River Manatees Swim, Snorkel and Boat Day Tour from Orlando, FL

Gray Line of Orlando7061 Grand National DriveOrlando, FL 32819
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Get away from the city bustle with the Crystal River manatee tour! Be whisked away from Orlando to the Manatee Capital of the World for a gentle boat ride. Dive into the spring-fed waters and encounter the majestic manatees up close. As the day unfolds, explore the Homosassa State Wildlife Park, a haven for rescued Florida wildlife. Transportation included.

up to 10 hrs 1 to 10 people

Good To Know

  • Dive into the Crystal River, the only place in the world where you can legally swim and snorkel with wild manatees.
  • Cruise down the crystal-clear waters of Crystal River and Kings Bay with a Coast Guard Certified boat captain.
  • Learn from professional guides about manatees and the importance of wildlife rehabilitation at Homosassa State Wildlife Park.
  • Round-trip transportation from Orlando, Kissimmee, Universal, or Disney areas included.
  • Snorkel gear (masks, snorkel, fins) provided.
  • $15 wetsuit rental for swimmers, payable on the tour day.
  • Lunch not included but available at the wildlife park or bring your own picnic.
  • Tour departs early morning and returns to Orlando area around 4pm—approximately 10 hours.


from Swim Where the Manatees Live! with Transportation
It’s off to a leisurely boat ride with a team of professional manatee experts in Crystal River on this full day tour operated by Gray Line, transportation included.

Escape from the crowds and enjoy a relaxing day at the river. Ride with Gray Line from Orlando to Crystal River, a spring-fed oasis known as the Manatee Capital of the World. After an educational overview and receiving your snorkel equipment it will be time to take the boat along the river. Nature is abundant in this spring-fed river known for its crystal clear water. When you spot a manatee you will be able to enter the water and snorkel alongside these gentle giants.

Masks and snorkels are included for a fabulous, narrated boat tour on the picturesque Crystal River. You are encouraged to swim and snorkel in the home of the Florida manatee while under the guidance of certified dive masters.

In the afternoon you’ll visit Homosassa State Wildlife Park, famous throughout Florida for the rehabilitation of injured animals. It is here you’ll have the chance to see the current manatee residents at the park during an informative and entertaining feeding session with one of the park rangers. You’ll also see bears, panthers, alligators, and even a hippo as you explore the rest of the park. This tour is the ultimate in nature at its best, yet exciting and informative all in one day. Remember the camera to capture those one-of-a-kind memories.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swim Where the Manatees Live! with Transportation

How do I arrange my pick-up?

After purchase, call the number listed on your E-ticket to schedule your pick-up time and location. Below are the current locations offered as pick-up points (subject to change).

Where are the tour's pick-up locations?

The tour picks up at the following locations (subject to change): - Charley's Steakhouse Restaurant – 2901 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747 - Disney Swan Resort – 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 - Golden Corral Buffet and Grill Restaurant – 8707 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821 - Lowes Royal Pacific Resort – Pacifica Ballroom – 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819 - Avanti Palms Resort – 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 - Icon Park – Base of the ICON 360 wheel – 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

What should I bring?

Please bring a printed copy of your E-ticket voucher to present at check-in. Also bring towels, sunscreen, and a change of clothes for after the dive time.

What should I wear?

Please wear a swimsuit under clothes in the morning as it will make things easier upon arrival at the dive shop.

Are there wetsuits available for rent?

Yes, there will be a mandatory $15 wetsuit rental for swimmers to be paid on tour day, they are cleaned and sanitized between use.

Is lunch provided?

No, lunch is not included but can be purchased at the park, or you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch with you.