The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: Though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$10 for a manatee dive and tour for a child aged 12 or younger (a $24.50 value). Children aged 3 and younger are free with a paid adult.
- Guided manatee tour (a $14.50 value)
- Snorkel-equipment rental (a $10 value) <p>
$20 for a manatee dive and tour for an adult (a $49 value)
- Guided manatee tour (a $29 value)
- Snorkel-equipment rental (a $20 value) <p>
Guided manatee tours depart several times a day for 2.5 hours and grant guests the opportunity to observe the majestic yet gentle mammals within an environment designed to preserve and protect their population. Before the dive, guests don wetsuits, masks, snorkels, fins, and echolocation helmets. Then guides armed with plenty of safety experience and knowledge of the natural world lead swimmers of all ability levels through manatee-rich waters as the huge creatures drift along, interact, and convene consciousness-raising groups to eliminate the hurtful term sea cow.
Manatee Tour and Dive
Manatee Tour and Dive curates expeditions to see west indian manatees within the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, which is dotted with natural springs that keep the water at a temperature of around 72 degrees. Guided manatee tours offer the opportunity to snorkel with the gentle giants, whereas kayak rentals encourage self-exploration of the crystal-clear waters and inner spirit manatees. Licensed captains lead groups on scalloping expeditions, during which groups travel to scallop-abundant areas to splash in the water and gather live bay scallops to take home.
What some people are buzzing about:
94% of 1,925 customers recommend
“We had a great time, but there were not as many manatees to be seen as would be during Dec- Feb. Captain Jesse was very nice.”
“You'd have more luck in the winter months. But even going in Spring, captain Jessie was great. He was patient and searched until we found manatees! So much fun ”
“for the best viewing go before april 1”