We went on this tour twice and were the only ones each time with Captain Rich. The first trip we didn't see anything and we're only out about 20 minutes before a storm blew up. He got us back to the dock before it started...More
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.
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.