Travel with Gray Line of Orlando to Crystal River to observe and swim where the manatees live. Every year these gentle sea cows migrate to Crystal River; there could be up to several hundred in the area. With a mask, a snorkel, and fins provided, meet these giant mammals closer than ever! After the manatee encounter, enjoy the wildlife and nature of Homosassa Springs State Park before returning to Orlando by the late afternoon.
Swim where the Manatees Live Tour
With an average of 80 Manatees any given day and the population surging to several hundred during the winter months, Crystal River is the “Home of the Manatee.” On your guided tour of Crystal River on a pontoon boat, get ready to strap a mask and snorkel, and ready your fins (all equipment is provided) for a dive into the manatee’s world, where you’ll witness and experience a visceral manatee encounter. On Gray Line’s Swim where the Manatees Live Tour, you’ll also receive a bagged breakfast on the ride over to Crystal River and a hot lunch in the afternoon. After your manatee dive, the tour concludes with a visit to Homosassa Springs State Park, where you can spot panthers, bears, alligators, hippos, and of course more lovable manatees. The wildlife park has a unique underwater platform that grants guest easy access to manatees and surrounding wildlife.
Tour runs every Saturday
Pick Up Schedule:
Courtesy pickups are available from centralized meeting points around Orlando, Kissimmee and Disney areas. All pick up locations allow free car parking and are easy distinguishable.