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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure

  • See manatees up close on a covered boat
  • Small group for an intimate and personalized experience
  • A local guide helps you spot the animals
Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure
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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. 

What to Expect

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. 

Reviews (142)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Quiet trip to see nature at its best

Captain Rich explained everything in great detail as we sailed peacefully along. He answered all our questions. We saw manatee, vultures and gaters. We found a discount code so good value for money. 6 persons in our party so had the boat to ourselves which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 653Carol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great activity!

My husband and I did a manatee ecotour and had a great time! Captain Rich led us on a very informative tour and we saw so many manatees! Very cool experience. We also learned a lot about the area, saw lots of birds and even...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Manatee tour

We had a great time. Captain Rich gave us an excelent tour and explanation. We saw aligators and a lot of manatees!

Thank Wanderer52182
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A perfect cruise!!

I booked the eco tour for 4 and we were pleasantly surprised that we had the boat to ourselves and it was really a private tour led by a very knowledgeable captain/tour guide, Dan gave lots of wonderful information and it was a perfect tour....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sammysue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A nice relaxing and informative tour

The knowledgeable and personable Captain Rich took a group of young men and mentors from Operation 300 out for a late afternoon manatee tour. It was a very relaxing and informative trip as Captain Rich knows much about the history of the area and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scott f
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Gundars K
20 October 2018|
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Response from MikeHammerlock | Reviewed this property |
It's at the marina in the Port of the Islands development off Rte. 41 (the Tamiami Trail).
9 May 2018|
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Response from Ben E | Reviewed this property |
This seems to be a quotation from law or regulation. What is the question? On our tour, the guide demonstrated the principle quoted, in both words and action. He was very patient and careful to avoid disturbing the... More
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