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Escorted Florida Resort - Manatee Adventure!

Apr 27, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022

Come and join our Escorted Florida Adventure!

* Swim with the Manatee * Sunset Boat Ride * Poolside Cookout * Daily Activities

Crystal River, on the West Coast of Florida, is the only place in the world you can Swim with the Manatees in their natural habitat!

The Plantation on Crystal River is a beautiful 50-year-old, 232-acre eco-friendly resort surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay in Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian Manatee that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs.

4 Day(s) | 8 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Hartford Bradley Airport
  • Round trip flights to Tampa
  • Three (3) nights accommodations at the Plantation on Crystal River
  • 8 Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Swim with the Manatee
  • Sunset River Cruise
  • Daily Activities
  • Friendship Tours Escort with you through the tour


Day 1

Motorcoach to Bradley Airport for our flights to Tampa, FL where we will be transferred to our beautiful resort. Get acquainted with your resort with a Welcome Reception prior to dinner.

Day 2

Today we swim with the Manatee! After breakfast, we head out with our boat Captain and in-water guide to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, swimming with these gentle giant sea creatures. Return to the resort for lunch and pre-planned activities with the group or enjoy your free time. Our Tour Director will have plenty to keep you busy. Dinner is included.

Day 3

After breakfast, we will have some pre-planned activities such as a Pickle Ball Tournament & horseshoes. You may also opt to try the Links on the 18 hole golf course, Full Service Spa or kayak rental (add’l cost) Lunch and then maybe relax by the 96,000 gallon heated pool or try saltwater fishing (add’l cost) Tonight we will have a Poolside Cookout prior to our beautiful Sunset River Tour!

Day 4

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy the a last bit of time at this wonderful place before we head off. We will stop at the quaint Heritage Village in historic downtown Crystal River. You can find a number of unique gift shops, restaurants, art gallery and more. Time on own for lunch. Then we continue to the airport for our return flights with great memories of the manatees and relaxation on the River!







Payment Policy

$400 per person deposit with reservation. Final payment by February 1, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to February 1, 2022 fee of $200 pp; February 2 - March 2, 2022 fee of $900 pp; no refunds if canceled after March 2, 2022. All cancellation are plus any non-refundable air fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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