Show description: Discover Florida’s mysterious inner world with Chad Crawford as he explores dry caves in Ocala. Then, Chad’s diving into the sparkling waters of Crystal River for some face-time with Florida’s beloved manatees.
When: Dry Caving is a year round activity and caving tours last about an hour. At Zip The Canyons, caving tours start in July.
Where: You can find several dry caves throughout the state. Zip The Canyons is located in Ocala Florida northeast of Orlando.
How Much: The caving tours are $35 per person. The rate for a day on the zipline course is $89.00 per person. This includes 2 guides, gear, rope bridges, a rappel and a nature walk.
What you’ll need: Courage! Other than that all your gear is provided. You may want to bring some snacks or lunch to eat at the picnic tables in the park.
When: The Crystal River Manatee Tours are offered from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. For the best possible experience it is recommended that you go in the colder months when the manatees tend to group together.
Where: There are many different manatee tours but Plantation on Crystal River is located on Crystal River in Citrus County northwest of Orlando.
How Much: Snorkeling Packages range from $55.00-$99.95. You can also choose a River Tour on a cruise for $15.00. Each package is different but almost all of them will include all the gear needed for your tour.
What you’ll need: You will want to wear your bathing suit under the wetsuit and bring a towel as well. You may also want to bring a small bag for your belongings or any snacks you want to have.