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Students snorkeling with manatee

Crystal River, FL

Step into the realm of Florida's West Indian Manatees, where curiosity meets conservation. Witness these gentle giants in their natural sanctuary, gaining a profound appreciation for their significance and the efforts to protect them.


Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Introduction & Volunteer

  • Introduction with our experienced tour director who will guide you through this extraordinary expedition.

  • Dive into action as you volunteer at a state park, actively contributing to the preservation of the manatees' habitat.

  • Get ready for the days ahead with a quick and informative swim test to ensure your comfort in the water.

Day 2 – Snorkel with Manatees / Dry Caves

  • Embark on an enchanting boat trip, immersing yourself in the underwater world with a snorkeling experience alongside these magnificent creatures.

  • Delve into the depths of the earth with an Aquifer and Cave program, uncovering the geological wonders that shape the Crystal River region.

  • As the day winds down, engage in captivating nighttime activities including a wade under the stars and thrilling sealife net pulls.

Day 3 – Homosassa Springs and Airboat Ride

  • Explore the captivating Florida's Fish Bowl at Homosassa Springs, where manatee rehabilitation takes center stage, offering insights into the rehabilitation efforts for these wonderful beings.

  • Feel the rush of wind in your hair during an exhilarating airboat ride in the Gulf, followed by an enlightening Ocean Discovery Program that uncovers the secrets of marine life.

Day 4 – Rainbow River Float Experience

  • Glide through the serene springs on an inter tube float.

  • Head Home


Participants have the chance to engage in hands-on activities, learn from experts, and witness the beauty of these gentle giants in their natural habitat. It's a well-rounded schedule that combines learning, exploration, and appreciation for the natural world.

What's Included

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school trip guides


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