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.
After selecting your featured O'scursion in the booking widget, consider adding one of the experiences to your adventure:
Shuttle departs from Game Changers 7500 International Drive on select Mondays of 2020.
10:00 am Check in at Game Changers 7500 International Drive, Orlando, FL at covered patio
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 at Game Changers
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.
Swim Suit, Flip-Flop type shoes, towel, & cover up
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
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:
10% same day with contact
0% day before or sooner, or case-by-case
A ZERO PERCENT IS A FULL REFUND