Air New Zealand Activities

Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure

81 Reviews

  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2855MANATEE

Reviewed by: Ellen M, USA, December 2008

This has turned out to be one of the highlights of my life! What amazing animals, how absolutely gentle and kind! My complaint would be not enough time swimming with them. The airboat ride had to be cut short due to high winds and lunch was really late, but the manatees themselves make it more than worth it! Forget the rest of the tour and spend all your time with some remarkable creatures.

Reviewed by: Hazel H, United Kingdom, November 2008

My husband and I loved swimming with the manatees, the trip was perfectly organised, from the breakfast buffet at Sizzlers to the excellent packed lunch. There were lots of manatees at Crystal River, so we got plenty of chance to get up close and actually touch the manatees, one of which rolled over for us to stroke his tummy. The airboat ride was wonderful too. We also visited a national state park and listened to a talk all about manatees, and saw several more up close, there were all sorts of other animals to see there too, a brown bear, a hippo and lots more. This is a fantastic trip, and well worth the money.

Reviewed by: MATIC B, Slovenia, December 2008

Was really nice, the tour guide was nice, gave us a lot of information, however the bus driver was a bit patronizing on how ladies and gentlemen should behave when they use a restroom in marina. People were giving comments at the back of his bus never to do a tour with this operator again.

Reviewed by: Richard M, United Kingdom, September 2008

Awesome! Even though we were concerned about the time of year being out of season, the Viator staff were fab at their jobs and spotted the manatees very quickly. Saw many that day and even saw mum, dad and baby manatees!

Reviewed by: James B, Ireland, August 2008

Amazing creatures. So gentle and peaceful. A real taste of Florida.

Reviewed by: Richard K, USA, August 2008

Wonderful trip. Our 12-year-old had a great time. Tour guide and bus driver very professional.

Reviewed by: Alexei G, USA, January 2008

It was fantastic! Absolutely a must-do trip if you are in the area. Highly recommended!
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Tour code: 2855MANATEE