Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride

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12 hours (Approx.)
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Face masks provided for travelers
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


On this tour from Orlando, take a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River to snorkel and swim in an area known to be a manatee habitat. Then, take an exhilarating airboat tour on the Withlacoochee River .You'll enjoy a day out on the water getting to know Florida's local wildlife. Breakfast and lunch are included.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • Breakfast included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included



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Average 4.41 out of 5 stars based on 174 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
snowy211, Nov 2022 Verified
Really pleasant trip, great experience. Highly recommend. Louis the guide was very good. All aspects were good, swim, lunch and the airboat ride was a fun way to finish the day.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
louannt598, Oct 2022 Verified
Great experience! Fun day trip! Just wished I planned better and packed a charger for my phone and more snacks. Great tour group and staff!
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
439libbyl, Oct 2022 Verified
Friendly and helpful tour guide Louis was with us all of the day and was ready to support us with any questions we might of had. He made sure we were ok throughout the day. Thank you Louis :)Manatee experience was really good we saw 2, they allowed us to take our time and go at our speed - wet suits are available to rent at $15 each and fitted us fine.Meal was nice, filling with free soda and water, friendly staff at KC WINE AND KOFFEE BARWe were able to take 30 mins to take a breather and walk around before moving on to the bus to the boat rideBoat ride was very good again friendly staff , it was 30 mins long we all said we wish this longer.Bus was clean with toilet , driver was very nice and polite.Overall good experience if you want to take the stress out of driving (like us) or if you don’t drive. These trips can be bought separately from each other online if you prefer to drive and save a bit of time have have freedom.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
TravellingMom0811, Sep 2022 Verified
AMAZING! Thank you, JUNO, PAIGE, & TROY!!!! I was nervous about my 1st time snorkeling & swimming with manatees but wanted to have the experience with my 14 yr old son. From the moment we walked in and met Juno at the front desk, We felt like family! Juno explained what we would do and was so pleasant to talk with! After a short video & learning what to do & how to treat the manatees I felt more comfortable & excited! Our tour guides Paige & Troy were awesome! They were extremely knowledgeable about the area and where the manatees were. Troy knew exactly where to go and could tell where the manatees were just by the movement of the water. As my anxiety level rose, Paige was very calming and reassured me I could do this and she’d be right next to me the entire time. She was! From stepping down the ladder to literally holding my hand! What a BEAUTIFUL, peaceful, & incredible experience. I felt so comfortable that I was able to let go & snorkel alone. My son had an amazing time & wants to go again! Troy also took us to some area with springs and we snorkeled there too! They explained how the springs ‘work’ & also took us around the entire area and had so much knowledge about the birds, fish, history, etc which made the experience so much more. They had great snack/drinks for us too. I recommend getting pictures. Paige makes sure to get great shots! Thank you again, JUNO, PAIGE, & TROY. Hope to be back soon
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
danielrW537HH, Sep 2022 Verified
Myself, my wife and my 9 year old son had an amazing time on this trip. We were picked up promptly at our selected pickup point (which we could only confirm a few days before we went!) on a lovely coach. We went to the manatee swim, which even though it's the low season with manatees we managed to see 4 of them (2 adults and 2 calves) and had an amazing time.We were then taken for lunch to this amazing little restaurant nearby which served some of the best food we have ever had whilst away. Following this we went on an airboat ride which was excellent (even through it was touch and go with the weather).I would 100% recommend this trip and company to anyone thinking about booking an excursion whilst in Florida. I will be doing this tour again (for our 3rd time) when we next visit.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
Aileen_A, Aug 2022 Verified
Getting to see the baby manatee was awesome plus the captain and guide were spot on. The pictures they take are worth taking home.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
karenrP3449YD, Aug 2022 Verified
Had a fab time on our day with Annetta and Carlos, the day went as planned and the lunch near Crystal River was very nice. We got to swim with a mum and her month old manatee which was amazing. Zaq our guide looked after us very well in the water. We then transferred to Wild Bill's for the air boat ride which was fantastic fun.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
Penelope_W, Jul 2022 Verified
Full day of fun, everything was taken care of. Got to swim with manatees and the crew clearly cared about them and their well being. The air boat was fun too!
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
Pratik_P, Jul 2022 Verified
Manatee viewing is star in this package,, boat crew was awesome, Captain Glen and Sailor Mia were awesome. Everglade boat ride was awesome too, Boat pilot I think is best, he did few tricks with boats, was awesome experience. Our tour guide , Luise, was awesome, he did take personal care of us, as my daughter needed special food and he went to length and arranged for it. He was super helpful to all and promptly followed up for any question or support to all of us tourist. I highly recommend this tour.
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
Robert_B, Jul 2022 Verified
Swimming up close to manatees was incredible! An experience that we will never forget. We will absolutely do this again.

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