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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 2 days ago
Thrilling tour

My wife booked online ahead of time, and our family of five was on a boat with Captain Rich. After first cautioning us that July was usually the toughest time to see manatees, he soon spotted a “mating herd” of four adults. He gently eased...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent Adventure!

My family of 5 enjoyed a morning tour with Captain Rich, and we can not say enough good things about our trip! He had told us that July can be a tricky time of year to find manatees sometimes, but he was very optimistic and...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent manatee adventure!

Excellent hour and a half tour today with Captain Rich, who gave us an in-depth guide to those gentle sea cows - the manatees. In total we found 8 manatees; 7 of which were in the most incredible mating herd. Captain Rich knew where to...More

Thank Lottie3098
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic experience!

I booked this trip the day before online and saved $20 per person. Comfortable boat with just 6 people. Rich was our captain, who was very knowledgeable and interesting. After a long search and seeing a couple of alligators and a sea snake, he managed...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Manatees Galore

They guarantee manatees and they're not kidding. Port of the Islands is an out-of-the-way location, but that's probably why manatees flock there. Actually lost count of how many we saw. Part of the fun is trying to spot them. It starts off as an adventure....More

Thank MikeHammerlock
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The captain of our tour followed the law to the letter..
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