Manatee Plus+ Tours
The Ultimate Manatee Adventure!
The Manatee Plus+ Tour is a full day of manatee fun that takes the manatee magic to the next level. The morning is an interactive 3-hour manatee swim experience where you may have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of our incredible manatee friends. The afternoon is a walk through the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park to see rescued manatees and you may even get to see them be fed a snack in their salad bowl! The wildlife park is en route to the boat dock (about 2 miles from the docks). Plus kids get a special keepsake to take home! This ultimate manatee experience includes:
- An exceptional private 3-hour Swim with the Manatees Boat Tour experience with one of our expert captains
- Same-day, one-day passes for everyone in your group to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
- A special keepsake for kids 12 and under to remember the magical manatee day
- Call for more information 352-322-3722!
- Book online by simply clicking the "Book Now" Button and choose the Manatee Plus+ Tour!
Manatee Plus+ Tours
Manatee season officially runs during the cooler weather months from November 15th through Early April. However, we offer manatee tours all year long! However, Manatee Plus+ Tours are only offered during peak manatee season for the ultimate experience. We recommend earlier morning tours for a better chance to see and swim with these gentle giants! Although we definitely have a reputation for finding manatees when others don't, please remember that we may be in charge of the fun, but Mother Nature is in charge of the manatees! Call for a free manatee report at 352-322-3722! Our Manatee Plus+ tour times for manatee tours are 7:30, 8:00, and 11:00 to leave time for the park experience in the afternoon. Weekend afternoons are definitely more crowded and once again, early morning tours are recommended for Manatee Plus+ Tours!
Everything is Provided
Wetsuits are provided for Manatee Plus+ Tours! We furnish everything you need from masks, snorkels, swim noodles, lifevests, and your own designated Coast Guard-approved expert captain that will help guide you to the Ultimate Manatee Experience!
- Wildlife Park
The Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park is located at 9350 W Fishbowl Dr, Homosassa, FL 34448 and opened from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. After your manatee swim, spend the afternoon at the park! Discover the wild eco-side of Florida with endangered Florida panther, red wolf, manatee and whooping crane, plus black bear, bobcat and, of course, the famous Lu the hippo. This small and shaded wildlife park can be visited in an hour. It's the perfect finale after swimming with the manatees.
This private boat tour offers manatee lovers a new and fresh approach to the ultimate manatee tour. This experience offers a 3-hour boat tour plus a visit to the wildlife park plus a special keepsake for the kids!
Come enjoy all the beauty of these magnificent gentle giants and see why our customers say that this may be the neatest thing that they have ever done in their life! Homosassa is one of the only places in the world in which you are allowed to not only see but interact with Manatees and enjoy what many of our guests say is simply Manatee Magic! We take great pride in both educating our guests on how to have the ultimate Manatee experience while protecting these magnificent creatures! They are so loving and sociable that if you relax and listen to a little coaching, the Manatees may end up coming to you! We have had all ages from 2 years old to 92 years old aboard and have even had a few babies get rocked to sleep on our boat!
All boats are set up with wetsuits, masks, snorkels & all the equipment you need for your manatee adventure! Our Cozy and Warm Heated Adventure Craft Cabin Yacht with an upstairs flybridge is our #1 sought-after boat for our Winter Manatee Season! This boat is heated with an on-board restroom so when you see so many of our competitors' guests shaking and shivering, you will know why they are pointing at us! It has plenty of glass for a great view and also has an upstairs Flybridge which allows you to get out in the sunshine and everyone loves that it enables you to see more Manatees and a great birdseye view of the River! Wetsuits, swim noodles, masks, snorkels and your own Coastguard-approved Captain included in all tours!
Our 30-foot Pontoon with an on-board restroom has so much room that it's like a party on the patio! Up to 6 people! It is also a wonderful boat for those warmer days in which we open all the windows and let fresh air in! This boat has so much room for everyone to enjoy along with a great swim ladder that makes it easy for even someone with knee or hip problems to be able to get in and out of the water! This is our only boat that is wheelchair accessible and is also the perfect boat for small children and seniors that rides like a Cadillac across the smooth water of the Springs! This boat is heated and offers an on-board restroom.
Our 20-foot pontoon is perfect for couples, friends, or families can venture into the backwaters for the perfect river adventure! Just sit back and enjoy the ride! This boat is the perfect manatee boat for those warmer days that we get even in the Fall and Winter. We call it Back-Water-Blue because it can go under bridges to explore beautiful parts of the River where most boats simply can't go! This gives us the advantage of finding manatees when many other boats can't! Although this boat is not heated and doesn't have a restroom, it is a very nice Pontoon that when you compare it to the competition, it is still one of the nicest boats on the water! So if you don't mind wearing some warm clothes over your swimming suits and tinkling with the fish this may be the perfect adventure for you!
Our 22-foot Fun Chaser is our newest boat. It is a super comfortable boat that can cruise into the backwaters to seek our manatees in the narrow canals. We suggest this boat for year-around manatee viewing. It's great to view our resident manatees because we can drop the bimini to get under the Hall's River Bridge.
#1 Manatee Tours
Just read all our 5-Star Reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and Yelp to see why we were voted best of the best for your manatee adventure or river tour adventure! Manatees are attracted to the Springs during the weeks when we have cooler nights. Please keep your expectations realistic! Although we have a reputation for finding manatees on over 90% of our tours, it is important to know that although we are in charge of the fun, Mother Nature is in charge of the manatees! Call us for a free manatee report! We look forward to having you all aboard!
How to Book
Check the online calendar by clicking the Book Now Button or call 352-322-3722 for more information and availability!