When you are traveling to Florida, make sure to plan something special that you will remember for a lifetime. While walking along a beach is a lot of fun, you can also have an opportunity to swim with manatees in Florida. Manatees are rare mammals that live in water, and our location is one of the only places where you can enter the water to swim next to one of these gentle creatures. We arrange small group encounters with manatees so that the animals aren’t frightened. When you are swimming with the manatees, you can use the snorkeling equipment that we provide to see what these animals look like underneath the water and on the bottom of the river.
Plan an All-day Excursion At a Wildlife Refuge
You might want to take an all-day boat tour to a remote area where the manatees live. In order to see one or more of these animals, you should visit a wildlife refuge where the tour guides know how to find the manatees. These large mammals move through the water slowly, and you are rarely in any danger from a manatee. Our tour guides are very concerned about keeping the manatees safe because many of these creatures have injuries from watercraft propellers.
Bring Along a Camera So That You Can Document Your Manatee Experience
Manatees spend the majority of each day sleeping or eating. While on a tour to see manatees, you might see a manatee resting or sleeping on the bottom of the river, and it will rise to the top of the water every 20 minutes to breathe. These animals also graze on the plants that grow on the riverbed. If you are quiet while observing these animals, then you can see how the manatees collect plants to chew the foods for nourishment. When you are quiet, you might have an opportunity to hear the manatees making sounds to communicate with other manatees. You can also bring along a camera to take photographs of a manatee in its natural habitat.