Discover Real Florida Adventures – Orlando’s favourite excursion provider

06/07/2023
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It’s just over two years since Orlando-based tours and excursions company Real Florida Adventures launched and the operator already tops Trip Advisor’s list of suppliers for outdoor activities in the region. 

Real Florida Adventures features around 20 different tours or excursions, including attractions on both coasts, many sports offerings, and its top-rated Manatee Snorkelling at Crystal River excursion.

As well as its range of highly rated group tours, the company also offers private day trips and excursions.

What’s more, agents can earn commission on ticket sales.

Here are some of Real Florida Adventures’ most popular options…

Kennedy Space Center Tours

Ticket options include the chance to meet with a real astronaut. Credit: Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and Shuttle Launch Experience is a dynamic day out taking in the past, present and future of the space programme, putting visitors front and centre of the whole experience.

The tour provides a complete overview of the full extent of the vast spread of operations, including the massive Vehicle Assembly Building, Launch Complex 39B, and the Apollo/Saturn V Center, with its recreated moon landing and awesome full-size Saturn V rocket.

Back at the main Visitor Complex, guests can experience the moving and emotional Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, one of four surviving orbiters, and get the inside track on what it feels like to blast off from the Space Center on the riveting Shuttle Launch Experience.

For a more personalised experience, private tours can be arranged and there’s even the option of a chat with a NASA astronaut, who will talk visitors through their experiences, what it’s like to live and work in space, before answering questions and posing for a photo.

There’s also the option to combine two Florida must-sees in one day with the Kennedy and Airboat Adventure, where guests spend the morning on Florida’s longest waterway, the St Johns River, spotting alligators, turtles and other wildlife, before spending the rest of the day at the Space Center.

Manatee Snorkelling Adventure

Say hello to a manatee on the Manatee Snorkelling Adventure. Credit: Carol Grant-Oceangrant Images, Discover Crystal River Florida

Head out to the beautiful Crystal River area on the Gulf coast, 80 miles north-west of Orlando to the ‘Manatee Capital of the World’ and the only place in America where it is legal to swim with manatees.

It is also home to stunning natural springs and lots of other wildlife, as guests on the Manatee Snorkelling Adventure will discover in the signature Manatee Snorkel under the supervision of a Coast Guard Certified Captain, learning all about the unique West Indian manatee before getting up close and personal with them in the crystal-clear waters.

The tour also takes in the 210-acre Homosassa Springs State Park, where there is plentiful local wildlife to see and hear about, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats and alligators, whooping cranes and flamingos.

Also here are the unique sights at Nature’s Fish Bowl, an underwater observatory, where lunch is provided.

The day concludes with an exciting airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River, another natural wildlife haven.

Newly added to the programme is a half-day option, which includes the manatee snorkel and lunch only.

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is considered one of America’s top beaches. Credit: VisitStPeteClearwater.com

Real Florida Adventures has gone to great lengths to create a blissful day of sun and sand in the heart of Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast at beautiful Clearwater Beach, known as ‘America’s beach’.

It is a superb family destination, with a gently sloping beach and mild waves, but also the perfect place to just chill and unwind, enjoying uncrowded acres of white sand and warm seas.

The Clearwater Beach daytrip takes guests from Orlando to the coast, within easy reach of the gently lapping waves, the many bars and restaurants, the iconic Pier 60, and the beautiful beach walk – a near one-mile stretch of winding promenade that links many of the attractions.

Guests are free to wander the marina, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and enticing array of shops and souvenir stores. Lunch is provided at a classic beachside restaurant.

Clients can also add on a one-hour exhilarating trip on the Sea Screamer – the world’s largest speedboat, one of Florida’s great waterway experiences, with the chance to marvel at bottle-nose dolphins leaping into the boat’s foamy trail. 

The Sea Screamer is the world’s largest speedboat

Alternatively, a pirate boat tour on Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise from Clearwater marina pays homage to the buccaneers of the 17th and 18th centuries such as Captain Kidd and Blackbeard who terrorised these waters.

During the two-hour odyssey, there will be a treasure hunt, face painting, water gun games, storytelling, and dancing for all ages, as well as complimentary drinks.

Or book the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and beach trip  – the best way to see the area’s bottlenose dolphins, as well as other creatures such as sea turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and even sharks, as well as pelicans and playful otters.

The aquarium is a working animal hospital and, as some of the creatures can’t be released back into the wild, they have become aquarium mascots.

Travel agents can book all Real Florida Adventures experiences with DoSomethingDifferent.

Main picture credit: Kennedy Space Center

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