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Every Monday you can ditch the land lubbers and swim with the sea cows. A Must-Do for those visiting Central Florida, getting in the clear spring waters with these gentle giants will not disappoint. We take you to Crystal River, on the West coast of Florida near Tampa, to pop on a Wetsuit, board a river boat, and slink in with the Manatees huddling for warmth in the 72F waters.   



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Shuttle (Shared) return transport to Crystal River Manatee Tour & Dive, hits the road on mondays in 2020.

Includes Shuttled Return Transport

Includes Boat Tour & Manatee Excursion

Includes Wetsuits  

Departs from: 6582 International Dr, Orlando, FL

Departure Time: 10:15am

Travel Time: 1.5-2 hours each way

Return Pick Up Time: 3:00pm

Returns to: 6582 International Dr, Orlando, FL

For pricing, select dates & tickets below.

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After selecting your featured O'scursion in the booking widget, consider adding one of the experiences to your adventure:




Boxed Lunch

Whole sub with choice of meat and cheese (Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef)
* With lettuce and tomato 

* With Cheese (American, Provolone, Swiss, Cheddar, or Munster)
* Includes a deli salad of choice (Homestyle Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Macaroni Salad)
* Includes 2 cookies 
* Includes drink (pint of ice tea, sweet ice tea or lemonade)

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Shuttle departs from International Drive on select Mondays of 2022.

10:00 am Check in at 6582 International Dr, Orlando, FL

10:15 am Depart for Crystal River, FL

12:00 pm Check In and Suit Up

1:00pm Board Excursion boat

3:00 pm Depart from Manatee Dive Center

5:00 pm Arrive in Orlando


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If you aren't familiar with Florida and the Outdoors, here are some things you may want to think about bringing with you on your Excursion. There is nothing to protect you from the elements on an boat ride, and you will of course be in the water.

  • Sun Protection​

  • Swim Suit, Flip-Flop type shoes, towel, & cover up

  • Comfy Clothes

  • Cold Months: Warm clothes

  • Warm Months: Water!!! 

  • Pack a lunch and snacks, or opt for adding lunch to your booking

You will watch an instructional video about manatees and how you will be allowed to interact with them. You are given a pool noodle (floatation device), so you do not have to be a strong swimmer. However, because manatees are so skittish you can not make any splashes at all while getting in the water or swimming around. So it is recommended that you be  confident and calm.

You are allowed to bring Go-Pros with you into the water, and you will get some great shots due to the crystal clear waters. Manatees also make weird little sounds you can capture on video. 

Don't be nervous, the only thing in the water are manatees, seaweed, and fish. Maybe Turtles!

Booking & Cancellation Policy

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  • O'scursions shuttles embark RAIN OR SHINE, unless the Boat Captains inform us of exceptionally inclement weather conditions (Complimentary reschedules and cancellations will be in order).

  • With advanced notice, we can provide car seats.

  • We do not always use ADA vehicles but can always pack foldable wheelchairs. Please inform us of your needs.


Payment due 48 hours out (at least deposit, 100% if through a booking representative)

Percentage of payment that will be RETAINED based on notice of cancellation & circumstances:

  • 30% no-show/no-call

  • 10% same day with contact

  • 0% day before or sooner, or case-by-case


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