Crystal River, Homosassa, Tampa & Orlando Area.
Thank you for your interest in the all inclusive private manatee tour. This is the best manatee swim tour of them all. Our houseboats named the Yabba Dabba Doo! and Yabba Dabba TOO! offers all the luxuries of home while swimming with the manatees. How cool is that? The manatee tour is all inclusive so it includes all your, Snorkel Gear, Wetsuits and meals for your adventure. Our tours are conducted on the Homosassa River and the Homosassa Springs and have no more then 6 guests at a time per boat and more amenities then our competition we are certain we do! If you have anything electrical you need to bring along such as, Camera, chargers, hair dryers etc. These boats has you covered as they are equipped with the top if the line inverter systems. The cost for the tour is $99 per person with a minimum of 2 guests or a rate of $300.00 for the boat. Do you have a big family or group? If so we can also accommodate up to a max of 12 guests via two houseboats parked side by side at the springs with the manatees so you and your family or friends are never seperated. The price for the two boats is $450.00 The manatee tour is 4 hours in duration it offers a continental breakfast, or lunch depending on your tour departure time. So with all these "Amanatees" what are you waiting for? Lets go swim with the friendly Florida manatees on your very own all inclusive private tour. All tours subject to availability please call ahead. We are home of the rare twin manatees of Homosassa. We hope to see you soon. transportation available for all guests*
1. Small Personal Groups
2. We have heat. Not just an enclosed pontoon boat as we do get into the 30's at night during the winter months. In Florida the springs are warm at 72' F 22 C
3. You get food and drinks.
4. Tours are on a houseboat how cool is that?
5. Family Friendly Staff
6. A/C on hot summer days if needed.
7. Everything is included with no hidden fees we avoid the *
8. We stay out longer we do 4 hour tours not 2-3 hour tours.
9. We have TV for non swimmers. Or you can observe the manatees. Just do what you like we keep it freestyle.
10. We have a working bathroom!
If you need a ride to your manatee tour that's not a problem we offer round trip with beverages from Orlando for $200.00 and $175.00 from Tampa for groups of 4 or less. For groups of 5 OR 6 will need to add an additional $50 for the larger group. So now put the worries about being late and getting lost behind you with a professional driver.
1. Do I need to know how to swim? Answer: Yes. You should know how to swim as we can be in water over your head but we always welcome observers.
2. Do I need to bring towels? Answer: Yes, you should bring towels from were you are staying.
3. Is there a bathroom on board? Answer: Yes, we have a fully functional restroom
4. Is there an age limit? Answer: As long as you can swim and don't have any major health problems there is no age restriction.
5. Are we allowed to touch the manatees? Answer: Yes, you can and the manatees are very friendly. The state of Florida asks all swimmers to not use more then one hand.
6. When is the best time to swim with manatees? Answer: Anytime of the year although our biggest population of manatees is during the winter months. However we are so confidient that you will see the manatees in the summertime that if you dont see the manatees we will offer you a voucher to come back on us absoultly free of charge!
All manatee tours are conducted 7 days a week ALL year round EXCEPT for Summer Holidays and Holiday Weekends although we are open on all Winter Holidays and Weekends. We have a 4 person minimum for our semi private tours only. We do have manatees all year round but we cannot guarantee how many there will be on any given day and also how well they will socialize on any given day the manatee is a wild animal. Please call at least 7 days in advance although you may call anytime for availability. Please be on time! It is very important that you allow adequate travel time. The boat CAN NOT wait longer than 10 Mins. past your scheduled departure time. If you are more than 10 minutes late you will have to reschedule.
Due to our limited number of tours we have found it necessary to implement a cancellation policy. When you make a reservation with us it means that someone else may be turned away if they try to book that date and tour. We make a commitment to our guests when we reserve a tour on their behalf and require a commitment from our guests in return. We require seven (7) days notification if you wish to cancel a tour. We will not refund short-notice cancellations or cancellations due to weather instead a rain check will be issued. We pre-charge all credit card reservations for the cost of the tour. This is to insure that people don't book a tour and then not show up. Thank You. No call no shows will be charged the full amount of their scheduled tour and is not subject to refunds.
All tours depart from the public boat ramp, located at. 5424 South Cherokee Way Please DO NOT park in the Macreas Parking Lot, All tours MUST park at boat trailer parking lot next to the 4 way stop before the boat ramp Thanks Management!