Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride

144 Reviews | Orlando, USA

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12 hours (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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 Homosassa River and visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to watch a manatee-feeding session, and see other animals including bears, panthers, and alligators. 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 4.38 out of 5 stars based on 144 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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tammywolfram, Oct 2021 Verified
Manatees were right nearby the start of the tour. Spent a lot of time in the water with them. The wildlife park provided great up close pics of birds and animals. Loved all of the birds on the airboat tour and saw 2 gators.
Tom, Jul 2021 Verified
An overall great experience that the family will be talking about for years! If you enjoy the water and connecting with nature, this family friendly trip is for you.
Michelle O, Jul 2021 Verified
I had an amazing time swimming with the Manatees, visiting the wild life preserver and the air boat. Our driver and tour guide were filbert friendly.
Marie, Jul 2021 Verified
Snorkeling with the manatees was amazing. Alyce the manatee guide was so informative and kind on the tour. Definitely a one of a kind experience.
Amber, Jun 2021 Verified
My family had a blast. Our Captain was very knowledgeable about Manatees and was able to answer all of our questions, even about Manatee Poo! Our Guide was amazing with the kids. She made sure they got the best experience with the Manatees while being safe and respecting the gentle giants! I highly recommend this for people of all ages!
Ainsley, Jun 2021 Verified
This tour deserves more than 5 stars! It doesn’t disappoint! The tour guide and bus driver were professional and thorough. The staff at the manatee excursion were great too! My boat saw manatees in the spring which is apparently rare for the summer. The state park was ok, nothing to write home about. And at wild bills the air boat operator was especially into doing “ tricks” with the boat. I would have preferred more animal sightings. But it was still great!!
Michelle G, Aug 2020 Verified
I had a great time and hope to do it again!! The tour guides were pleasant and it all ran very smoothly!
Lisa, Aug 2020 Verified
Awesome tour on my daughters 15th birthday! Our guide and captain at the Manatee swim were helpful, personable and knowledgeable. Also the airboat ride was fun at Wild Bill's. Having the bus shuttle everyone from place to place was great cuz we didn't figure how exhausted we would be! Shuttle driver did an awesome job. Bring some cash for tips is nice.
Catherine J, Mar 2020 Verified
An ample sack Breakfast and Lunch were provided (thank you!). Our boat Captain was Alex, in-water guide was Tayla, both did a great job answering questions and keeping the group together. We enjoyed a cool day, 64 degrees and a water temperature of 72 was the perfect combination to see a large number of manatees. We were able to swim with the manatees and saw a mother and pup among the herd. Our airboat Captain Craig (I think) must have the very best job in the world, beautiful river and airboat. What more do you need?
Janet B, Feb 2020 Verified
Great fun. Everyone helpful and friendly. Nice sack breakfast and lunches. We did bring extra snack and water, since teens eat a lot. Thank you!!

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