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Crystal River Tour with Everglades Airboat Ride and Optional Manatee Adventures

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    The day of sightseeing begins with breakfast in Orlando. Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group on a pickup from select locations. Then, head to Crystal River, the gem of Florida's beautiful coast and home to one of the world's largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees.
    Out on the water with the provided equipment, take an optional swim or snorkel. Spend time hanging out in the manatee’s natural habitat alongside certified dive masters. Learn more about this harmless mammal and why it’s under threat due to a loss of habitat.
    After the cruise, enjoy a picnic-style lunch overlooking the manatee sanctuary at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
    The adventure continues in the afternoon with an airboat tour along the Withlacoochee River. Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, and a variety of other wildlife. Finally, visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, one of the best places in the state to view manatees. Witness an entertaining and educational feeding session with a park ranger, then look for bears, panthers, alligators, or even a hippo while exploring the rest of the park.
    The tour ends with a return trip to Orlando and hotel drop-off.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We really had fun when we took this tour. It is definitely worth money if anyone is going to take this tour. Manatee tour, wildlife park, and airboat plus no need to drive by yourself! We will do this tour again next time when we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Riyo N
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello! We are extremely happy to hear that you had brilliant time on our Kennedy Space Center Plus Airboat and that your entire tour went smoothly. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate to contact us! We hope to see you in the future!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Missed the opportuntiy due to American Airlines not being able to meet their client obligations. I spent 43 hours in transit from Los Angles, California to Orlando, Florida. As a result we had to cancel this once in a lifetime opportunity given Orlando is 15,000km...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Steve - Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy we could help in this situation. We understand issues arise and we do our best to accommodate where we can. Thank you for being patient with us while we calculated what we...More

    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    We had a great guide named Madeline - She was very informative and organized. We got to see manatees while snorkling, and the guides with that part of the trip took great underwater pictures you could purchase on a flash drive - It was totally...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank darcyk932
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

    Hello! We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent time on the Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline was was able to make your experience more exceptional. We will definitely be letting her know of your feedback. Thank you...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2019

    We were only able to see a few manatees due to the bad weather (occasionally heavy rain plus the turbid water). Well, you can't blame anyone... but was a good experience:) The wet-suit was a bit dilapidated which the cold water inflow into the wet-suit...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank alicewZ8690YT
    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Hello! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Florida Adventure Tour and that our tour guide was able to make your experience more enjoyable. We thank you for your positive feedback. If you're ever in Orlando, please don't hesitate...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    My family and I were in Orlando for the week and wanted something different than all the amusement parks. Madeline was our guide and it was an amazing experience. The manatee guide made sure everyone in our party saw the manatee. Then, the airboat ride...More

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    Kistin G, General Manager at Florida Dolphin Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Hello! We are more than happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time on our Florida Adventure Tour and are happy to hear that Madeline was of great help/assistance throughout the entire tour. We will definitely be letting her know of...More

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    Response from Nomad827992 | Reviewed this property |
    I'm sorry I dont know , you could email the tour company but hopefully weather will be good and you have a brilliant day .
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    Response from nurspotts | Reviewed this property |
    that is correct. Driver made stops with WC facilities at appropriate intervals and will stop if requested. Bob
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    Response from nurspotts | Reviewed this property |
    contact the company directly, I believe they will accommodate you. I wound them to be very helpful, trying to make our experience the best possible.
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