Sweet Nature Travel with the NC Zoo Society

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Swim with Manatees

Tour Dates: 

November 28-December 2, 2012

The places you'll go:

Day 1: Arrive by 1 p.m. into Tampa International Airport, group transfer scheduled at 1:30 p.m. to Crystal River. Welcome Dinner and Full Moon Paddle on King’s Bay in the evening.
Day 2: Morning Manatee Snorkel Tour at Three Sisters Spring. Afternoon nature walk at Crystal River Preserve State Park. The trail meanders through freshwater tidal marsh, floodplain swamp, Mesic Flatwoods, and Hydric Hammock.
Day 3: Paddle, float and swim in the crystal clear Rainbow River and tour KP Hole Park and Rainbow River State Park.
Day 4: Visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and enjoy their Manatee Education Program, which highlights the Park's rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned manatees. Our final evening in Crystal River,we will board a river cruise on the Withlacoochee River to enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 5: Optional sunrise paddle this morning. After breakfast you will be transferred back to Tampa International Airport.

   What Fees Cover:
   4 nights of accommodations a Plantation Resort & Spa
   Breakfast every day & two dinners
   2 kayak ours and 1 nature cruise
  4-day kayak rental with wetsuit and snorkel gear
   All permits and applicable fees.

Tour Cost:  $1,089 (based on double occupancy)

Physical demands: This trip includes outdoor endeavors of kayaking/biking/hiking that require a normal level of fitness. All activities are included in the price, but are optional if you want a day to enjoy the resort!

Accommodations: Comfortable Service Level – comfortable hotel accommodations.
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
$250 deposit per person

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