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If you have your own car, you can save money on this popular activity by driving yourself from Orlando to the Crystal River for a swimming with manatees experience! Swim with Florida’s gentle giants and enjoy a scenic boat cruise on the river.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- All necessary equipment included
- Close encounter with wildlife
Drive yourself from Orlando to the Crystal River, and when you arrive, you'll join a team of manatee experts for a narrated boat cruise on the picturesque river, home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees. These large, docile aquatic mammals (sometimes called "sea cows") are under threat due to loss of habitat.
You are encouraged to put on the provided mask and snorkel and go for a swim with the manatees while under the guidance of certified dive masters. Manatee season is October to March. Sightings are very common, however as the animals are wild, no guarantee that you’ll see a manatee can be made.
Self Drive Swim with Manatees at Crystal River
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Departure Point:Crystal River
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Up close with a manatee
- Swim with manatees
- Cruise on Crystal River
- Rental snorkel and mask
- Local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Optional wetsuit rental (approx. US10.00)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 3 years
- Bathing suit
- Suntan lotion
- Insect repellant
- Camera / video camera / film
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