Swim with the manatees on our 3 hour Manatee Tour, which begins at 8:00 am. Each manatee tour lasts approximately
3-4 Hours. However, as your enjoyment is our goal, your time on the water may very well be extended to help ensure that everyone
has an enjoyable experience, especially the manatee. If you are staying at a hotel/motel in the area, you may want to request a late check-out.
can expect to return between 11:30 and 12:30. Rates are $35 per person. Also available, for a nominal rental fee $10 per wet
suit rental, and $10 per snorkel gear rental. You will also receive a 10% off coupon to Cravings Cantina, where
you can enjoy an Authentic Cuban Sandwhich and more. Underwater, disposable cameras are available, as well as manatee
souvenirs and gifts.
As our name
suggests, we want our guests to feel as if they are enjoying our little piece of Florida paradise as a Native, not as a tourist.
Therefore you may want to consider our Private Manatee Tour which lasts about 6 hours. You will truly feel comfortable and no matter where you live, you will
be a Florida Native, at least for the day!
Native Vacations, Inc., offers one of
the most memorable and truly wonderful manatee tour experiences of a lifetime. Here is what you expect when you join us for
a Manatee Tour:
Upon arrival, and after signing your paperwork, you may change into the gear you
brought with you, or the gear provided. Then you will be shown a short video (filmed in cooperation with the United States
Fish and Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave when interacting, and sharing the water with the manatees in
their natural habitat.
Next, you and your Coast Guard Certified Captain will proceed to the
dock area and board our comfortable pontoon boat to embark on your manatee tour.
While you are
touring Kings Bay in search of manatees, Captain Traci will teach you about manatees and their habitat, and answer any questions
you may have. After she has found some friendly manatees, she will drop anchor and everyone will quietly enter the water to
properly interact with the manatees. You will be allowed to take pictures, swim with the manatees, and even touch these amazing
creatures! (Touching is based on strict rules, which must be adhered to at all times)
Tour lasts approximately three hours, maybe longer depending on conditions. Your 3 hour Manatee Tour may not return until
after 11:00 a.m., so if you are staying in a local hotel, you may want to request a late checkout time.
Manatee Tours begin at 8:00 a.m
Manatee Tours are available all year
long, although many manatees leave the area in spring and summer. Kings Bay boasts a year round manatee population.
Manatee Tours are conducted throughout the year
Reservations are required
Call us toll free at 1-866-Go-Native