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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure

  • See manatees up close on a covered boat
  • Small group for an intimate and personalized experience
  • A local guide helps you spot the animals
Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure
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Manatees—sometimes called sea cows for their slow, peaceful movements—are often spotted in Florida waterways. On this small-group tour,  you'll get up close to manatees and other animals such as alligators, dolphins, and birds as you cruise around on a covered boat, which caters to all types of weather. Plus, exploring with a guide means your chances of spotting the creatures are dramatically increased. 

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the Port of the Islands Marina at your chosen departure time for the 90-minute covered boat tour. Board the boat, put on a pair of provided high-tech water sunglasses, and set sail through the harbor, bay, and mangrove forest in search of manatees.

Your guide is on hand to share details about the history of the region, answer questions, and help you spot the animals. Often, the manatees swim up to the boat allowing for up-close views.Your tour concludes at your original departure point. 

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Interesting and saw 2 manatees but question the statement of the boat captain

A relaxing and enjoyable boat ride and saw 2 manatees for a lengthy time. However, at the end of the tour, the boat guide (Bruce) made the following statement: "I work for tips (he previously said he retired from his career in Chicago and move...More

4  Thank jer9223
cbluna086, Owner at Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You are correct the gratuity is earned. The captain was completely wrong. He will be retrained. He must work hard to earn a gratuity .

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Boat Trip

Captain Rich was a great guide. We saw lots of manatees, 1 year old manatee and a baby one, along with alligators and a shark. There was just the 3 of us on the boat which made it more personable.

1  Thank Peepies
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Time!

Small groups and a great learning experience! Captain made it fun while teaching and getting everyone involved. Highly recommend!

Thank zoomdink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing trip

We had an amazing trip and saw a group of 8 manatees, and for about 30 minutes they were just slowly circling the boat giving us great opportunities for photos and videos. Bruce, our captain, went out of his way to locate the manatees and...More

1  Thank Jude080
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Excursion

Captain Rich was great. We saw several manatee, bald eagles and a nest of green heron chicks. We saw an alligator before we even left the dock! Plus, he taught us so much about the area and especially about the manatee. We would take this...More

Thank Karen W
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
The captain of our tour followed the law to the letter..