- See some of Florida's most endangered species
- Wonderful encounter with gentle giants
This Florida gift experience really is something special. You’ll be taking a picturesque cruise along the Crystal River to snorkel with manatees - otherwise known as sea cows - the gentle giants of the marine world. So curious are they about visitors that they will often approach for a closer look, and they are sometimes even known to roll over and let their bellies be tickled! This memorable full-day tour begins with pick-ups from pre-arranged sites around Orlando and other locations. You’ll enjoy a tasty bagged breakfast en route to the river, where you’ll board a boat and head out to find the manatees.
After plenty of time in the pristine waters - the name Crystal River is very apt, by the way - visibility is superb - you’ll move on to beautiful Homosassa State Park, one of the best-kept secrets in Florida and off the main tourist trail. Here you’ll see more endangered species, including panthers, as well as American crocodiles and alligators, black bear and more manatees - this time from a special underwater viewing chamber. If you love getting up close and personal with nature, and want to meet a variety of beautiful Florida creatures, then this fun, family-friendly gift experience will totally float your boat.