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Orlando Manatee Tours

Go Kayaking and Swimming with Manatees!

Orlando is just a short drive away from the Crystal River area of the Gulf Coast, known as the manatee capital of the world! If you’ve always loved the idea of swimming with these amazing creatures, an Orlando manatee encounter is exactly what you need. Make your Florida vacation even more exciting and meet manatees in their natural habitat. Read more and book your manatee experience today!


See Manatees Near Orlando

Manatees, also called “sea cows,” are Florida’s state marine mammal. Found in canals, coastal waters, estuaries and bays, manatees are present in large numbers in the waterways near Orlando, like Blue Springs State Park. You can explore this old Florida waterway on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and count manatees as you go. In this particular area, there are estimated to be around 500 manatees! You might also see otters and gators, but nothing beats the experience of watching the peaceful manatees float underneath your kayak.

For a more intimate Florida manatee encounter, visit Crystal River and swim with manatees! See these incredible animals up close and personal in the only place in the U.S. where it is legal to swim with manatees. Learn about these creatures, how they affect Florida coastal habitats, and what makes them tick.

Whether you’re a nature lover or can’t get enough of these adorable marine mammals, these manatee tours near Orlando are sure to be the highlight of your vacation. Book your Florida manatee experience online today.

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