Customer Reviews for The Real Florida Adventure & Swim with Manatees
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Average 4.7 out of 5 ( 72 customer reviews )
GREAT day out. Breakfast on the bus, Visit to a zoo, swimming with manatees ( glorious!! ) airboat ride ( got soaked!! ) Lunch and breakfast were ok, but nothing hot. The lady on the tour bus was SOO good!
June Perez reviewed 24 Mar, 2020
A good day out. We didn't manage to see any manatees, but the operators tried their best and the rest of the day was very enjoyable.
Trusted Customer reviewed 06 Mar, 2020
Great to see the Manatees in there own environment. Very informative to hear how they are doing in the wild and that the population is slowly growing.
Trusted Customer reviewed 29 Sep, 2019
The swim with manatees was out of this world .i had never heard about the manatees until one of my friend mentioned them , so when I booked to go to Florida we looked into it and saw this on your web page and the tour included airboat ride and a wild life park with breakfast and lunch excellant will use you again
Adrian Knaggs reviewed 30 Apr, 2019
This was an excellent day with lots crammed in its excellent value for money. We were lucky to see Manatees in April so check the site for the best months before you go as sightings are not guaranteed at certain times of year. Dont forget to ring 72hrs before the trip to confirm your collection point. Lunch is included in the price but if you have any dietary requirements please ensure you tell them when you call 72hrs before the trip. The wildlife centre was lovely and we would have liked more time here. The airboat ride was the best we have ever done! The company Dolphin Tours were excellent and Madeline helped to make the trip excellent! Highly recommended.
Trusted Customer reviewed 27 Apr, 2019
One of the Best days out in Orlando! No stress and hassle of theme parks. A small bus outing with just a few people, the package incled a lot for the price! Really was a nice day out
Elizabeth Savage reviewed 07 Apr, 2019
Good attraction and price a bit rushed on the day by the opoerator
Terence Summers reviewed 12 Jan, 2019
Easy to purchase no confusion
Heather Thompson reviewed 20 Nov, 2018
Very enjoyable day. Nice to do something different.
Paul Simpson reviewed 09 Oct, 2018
Experience of a lifetime, must do.
Trusted Customer reviewed 26 Sep, 2018
Madeline was a fantastic tour guide and bus driver rolled into one!! Amazing, lovely lady.
Trusted Customer reviewed 22 Sep, 2018
Top trip. Wonderful day all round. No complaints. The airboat ride was one of my favourite things from the whole holiday. Great fun.
Trusted Customer reviewed 18 May, 2018
This adventure tour, the staff and the experience was just amazing more than we could have dreamed of, my hubby even had a manatee come up to him to cuddle him and nibble his shoulders.
Lee ann Darroch reviewed 06 Jan, 2018
Absolutely wonderful. Full day and transport included.
Trusted Customer reviewed 02 Jan, 2018
Great fun. Shame there is no recycling facility fir all the lunch and breakfast wrappings !
Trusted Customer reviewed 15 Dec, 2017
This was a great day out. Everything ran smoothly, food provided was good and all the people involved were really friendly. Would reccommend this trip as a relaxing fun day out ( the airboat ride at the end of the day was great fun )
Trusted Customer reviewed 17 Oct, 2017
We had the best captain (Glen) on our boat he was fab and also Shelley as well. The whole experience was awesome and would recommend this to anyone.
Trusted Customer reviewed 30 Dec, 2016
It rained the whole journey but as soon as we were off the bus, ithe stopped thankfully! The guide was lovely and really enjoyed looking for the manatees. We didn't get to swim with them as the hurricane churned up their food so they had moved somewhere else, but we still had a good time and got to swim in the springs. The state park was great and the airboat ride was cool but not so many gators as it was hunting season.
Trusted Customer reviewed 30 Sep, 2016
Favourite part of my entire florida trip. Great swimming with these gentle giants. If i have a criticism it was the amount of people crowding tbe manatees. But they didnt seem to care. Airboat but ride was very good if a little short. Wildlife park chilled and relaxing.
Trusted Customer reviewed 06 Sep, 2016
The tour was excellent. The only thing that spoiled it was that the photos taken by tour guide when at Manatees were unavailable befor we had to leave
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Trusted Customer reviewed 06 Jun, 2016
Excellent day and well worth the money to see Manatees in natural environment. Airboat ride was amazing also.
Trusted Customer reviewed 27 May, 2016
What a day. All you can eat breakfast, a trip across the whole state, swimming with manatees with about 1.5 hours in the water, a packed lunch, a lovely visit to a nature park and topped off with a cool airboat ride spotting several alligators in the wild. Greatest of days
Trusted Customer reviewed 14 Apr, 2016
Except for the lack of a vegetarian lunch it was brilliant
Trusted Customer reviewed 03 Apr, 2016
We had a great experience-only one manatee was around ( about 5 feet long)but water was clear and the creature was completely relaxed and apparently oblivious to the group. Instructors and boat captain were very friendly and informative and took lots of excellent photos
Trusted Customer reviewed 12 Mar, 2016
Captain Bryan went out of his way to find us some manatees
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Trusted Customer reviewed 23 Sep, 2015
An amazing experience & really good value for money. Would strongly recommend .
Trusted Customer reviewed 01 Sep, 2015
a very enjoyable day, very busy.
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Trusted Customer reviewed 15 Aug, 2015
Good event let down by fellow tourists. Dive leader lost a bit of control hence the groups were almost fighting over spots to see the manatees.
Trusted Customer reviewed 03 Aug, 2015
Fullpacked day. Probably not the best time to do the manatee swim because the water was so muddy but we got to swim with one mom manatee and baby.
Trusted Customer reviewed 20 Jul, 2015
We did that tour at the beginning of April and we didn't see any Manatees..The captain explained that the best time to see them is from November -February so you should really advise your clients that! Very disappointing! The rest of the tour was very good
Trusted Customer reviewed 20 Apr, 2015
Fantastic opportunity at a great price.
Trusted Customer reviewed 17 Apr, 2015
Great value day out
Trusted Customer reviewed 18 Dec, 2014
Perfect as always.
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Trusted Customer reviewed 30 Sep, 2014
excellent value for money, great guides
Trusted Customer reviewed 22 Aug, 2014
This was excellent value for money and included a buffet breakfast which had not previously been mentioned in the itinary. Even though it was not the peak season the manatees were still around. Wonderful experience.
Trusted Customer reviewed 19 Aug, 2014
Loved it and driver Clark was lovely. A credit to the company.
Trusted Customer reviewed 17 Jul, 2014
Another excellent day out ....great fun ... enjoyed every minuite ... and to swim with the manatees was a super experience ......
Trusted Customer reviewed 30 May, 2014
Remember to go between december and end of february for your best chance to see manatee in the wild
Trusted Customer reviewed 08 Mar, 2014
Very worthwhile tour, visiting 3 good locations. The manatee experience although not to be missed is quite dependant on the weather and time of year. Our visit in October was not the best conditions due to the water being so mucky and cloudy. This is due to nature and not the tour company I hasten to add but something to consider if this is a lifetimes dream activity. I think the $10 wet suit hire charge is a bit naughty and should be included in the tour price even if it is added to the ticket. No one likes surprise add on's. Would I recommend this tour? Yes definitely. If you tried to organise your own trip from Orlando it would cost a whole lot more and probably a nights accommodation near the activities, not to mention the cost of fuel and missing out on the reps knowledge and commentary.
Trusted Customer reviewed 31 Oct, 2013
It was an amazing tour! Such a great day. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would do it again.
Trusted Customer reviewed 26 Oct, 2013
fantastic day, have done this excursion 3 times now, always touched manatees and loved the springs.
Trusted Customer reviewed 09 Oct, 2013
Excellent trip, really enjoyed the whole day from start to finish. Well organised. The snorkelling with the manatees was a highlight!! The wildlife park & airboat ride added to the enjoyment of the day. Would definitely recommend
Trusted Customer reviewed 10 Jun, 2013
This tour was excellent value for money - swim with manatees, Homosassa Wildlife Park and an Airboat ride plus breakfast and lunch! Swimming with the manatees was a brillinat experience. The tour guides were very informative and friendly.
Trusted Customer reviewed 07 Jun, 2013
My nephew and sister went on this day out and they said it was fantastic. So much to see and do throughout the day they would definitely book another trip out like this.
Trusted Customer reviewed 09 Apr, 2013
Fantastic trip. Highly recommended
Trusted Customer reviewed 30 Dec, 2012
It was amazing! Our host was brilliant & all 3 attractions were brilliant.
Trusted Customer reviewed 08 Nov, 2012