This is an unmissable chance to witness Florida’s beautiful natural side and see the endangered Manatee (also known as a Sea Cow) in the flesh.
The Manatee is an endangered species native to many of the lakes covering the region and there’s no better place in Florida to find them than at the Crystal River in Homosassa State Park.
Enjoy breakfast on the bus and on arrival to the picturesque Crystal River board a pontoon boat for a relaxing cruise in search of these gentle giants - they are generally quite shy, completely harmless and, despite weighing in at 500kg, have no teeth!
If you are lucky you will be able to interact with the manatees - you are encouraged to swim and snorkel with these beautiful creatures under the guidance of certified Dive Masters. Alternatively, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
After the manatee experience, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking this beautiful sanctuary before heading to Homosassa State Wildlife Park.
One of Florida's best-kept secrets, this natural wonderland is home to a wealth of wildlife including more manatees, bears, panthers, alligators and even a hippopotamus!
Your day ends with an exhilarating airboat adventure on the beautiful Homosassa River; keep your eyes open for manatees, dolphins and a whole host of other wildlife that often accompany the boat. It’s a perfect day out for the entire family!
Please note shuttle pick-up locations generally require a change of vehicle before travelling to Crystal River.