I, Captain Traci heard about "Swimming with Manatees" in March, 1999.
I visited Citrus County that month, swam with the manatees, and absolutely fell in love.
I decided, at that point, while crying, and blubbering, after my very spiritual and exciting encounter
with wild manatees, that I needed to share them with the world.
moved to Crystal River 3 months later, got my captain's license, took some marine mammal classes, and started my own manatee
snorkeling tour company.
I know what it's like to be the tourist,
sitting on the boat and being excited about seeing my first manatee, so I can certainly relate with my customers excitement,
fear and even anxiousness. I have decided to use my personal experience to educate everyone who visits us, by sharing my love
and knowledge of the manatees, the eco-system, and the wildlife in Homosassa.
I consider myself lucky to be able to make a living at something I enjoy doing
every day, and sharing the manatees with people from all over the world gives me a feeling that I cannot describe.
During the past 18 years of running tours for families, friends, strangers and interesting
people, I have expanded to include 3 other captains and 3 boats in my fleet. We all greatly enjoy what we do, and consider
it a privelege to be able to share what we do with others.
If you are interested, or curious, or snorkeling with manatees has been on
your bucket list, please call and let me take you to a world of wonder, that is Homosassa Flordia, and my personal sanctuary.