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Florida Manatee Swims  

  1-866-466-2848    

4155 S. Suncoast Blvd.

Homosassa, Fl 34446

 

 

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Our manatee snorkel tours begin at 8:00 am and 11:30 am daily. Each manatee tour lasts about 3 hours, however, as your enjoyment is important to us, your time on the water may be extended to try to ensure everyone has a good encounter, especially the manatees!

 If you are staying at a nearby hotel/motel, you may want to ask for a late check out time, as our tours are on the manateesschedule, and not necessarily ours. 

On the 8:00 am manatee tour you should expect to return around 11:30 am.  Our 11:30 tour does not always begin right on time, so please be patient, as we will be sure everyone has a great time. On the 11:30 am manatee tour you should expect to return around 3:00 pm.

Rates are as follows: 3 Hour Manatee tour-    

  • $40 per person
  • $10 rental wetsuit
  • $10 rental snorkel gear
  • We do not have an age restriction
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult on the boat
  • We only take 6 people per boat

 

Also available at our shop and/or boat:

  • Underwater, disposable cameras
  • Underwater, re-usable cameras
  • Manatee souvenirs & gifts
  • Private restrooms
  • Coffee or tea and pastries
  • Cold drinks on the boat

Join Florida Manatee Swims for an experience of a lifetime, the way nature intended. Below is what you can expect when you visit us for your manatee swim experience.

Upon arrival, and after signing the necessary paperwork, each guest will change into the rental wetsuits, or your own. 

After ensuring all the wetsuits fit properly, we will play a short DVD, (filmed in cooperation with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave while on a manatee tour, interacting with them in their natural habitat.

Next, all guests and their US Coast Guard Certified Captain will proceed to the dock area and board our comfortable pontoon boat to embark on your manatee tour.

While touring the Homosassa River in search of manatees, your Captain will teach you about manatees and their habitat, and answer any questions you may have. 

You could  also Bald Eagles, dolphins, otters, wild pigs, raccoons and a large array of local and snow birds. Once the captain has found some friendly manatees, the anchor will be dropped and everyone will quietly enter the water to interact properly with the manatees. 

You are allowed to take pictures, swim/snorkel with the manatees, and even, if the manatees allow, touch these amazing creatures.

Manatee Tours begin at 8:00 and 11:30 am Daily (Reservations Required)

Notice: You must book 48 hours in advance of your trip when using the Online Booking link.

Snorkeling with manatees tours are conducted all year long, although many of the manatees will leave the area during the Spring and Summer months.

 


 






 

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