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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. 

Locations visited
Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure
Port of the Islands Marina
Overview

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. 

Highlights
  • See manatees up close on a covered boat
  • Small group for an intimate and personalized experience
  • A local guide helps you spot the animals
  • Choose from several departure times
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Family Manatee outing

The one thing my daughters wanted to see on our trip to Florida was Manatee's and this trip didn't disappoint. Our captain was exceptional with the knowledge of these interesting mammal's that we all learned a lot on this trip, well worth it. The only...More

2  Thank t2pennington
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great fun!

Think we got lucky as we wandered over to the marina and bumped in to Captain Barry offering trips out. Captain Nate started our journey; he knows everything about the area and the wildlife living there. That manatees were playing hard to find and we...More

2  Thank SheriH1971
Reviewed 6 days ago
Successful Tour With Captain Rich & Captain Nate - 3 Manatees Located In 30 Minutes!

When we contacted Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Tour Adventure, we knew we had found the right guides to see manatees. Talking on the phone with Captain Carol, we were happy to find a tour that could accommodate our group of 7 family members. She arranged for...More

2  Thank Kevin Z
Reviewed 6 days ago
2 Fantastic tours with Captain Jim!

My family and I took a manatee tour with Captain Jim and found it to be a great experience. We saw a group of manatee's which Captain Jim said consisted of a female and a group of males. It was great to get that close...More

1  Thank roccojmarcello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Trip with Captain Rich!

Captain Rich took our family of five on a great trip! We learned a lot from him about the islands, the canals, and the evolution of the manatees. He took us on a quiet journey up the canal to find the manatees, and we even...More

1  Thank siobhanpamplin
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