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
are as follows: 3
Hour Manatee tour
- 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 check-in location:
- 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
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.