Manatees—the large, aquatic herbivore—should not be confused with the “Man-In-Tees”—the world-record holder for most T-shirts worn at once. Observe a shirtless species in its native habitat with today’s Groupon for a Manatee Eco-Tour at Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company. Choose from the following options:
• $17 for One Child Ticket (a $35 value)
• $27 for One Adult Ticket (a $55 value)
Children under 3 are admitted free. Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company offers landlubbers a seafaring excursion through the heart of the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands estuaries during the two-and-a-half hour Manatee Eco-Tour. Hoist anchor from the Port of the Islands marina aboard a 32-foot pontoon boat piloted by local captains, while groups of 6 or less embark on a center console boat. Sponge-like brains soak up knowledge about native wildlife and history while eyes and ears peel themselves, hoping for glimpses of migrating manatees. Other animal inhabitants of the largest mangrove jungle in the United States include alligators, dolphins and several species of birds, from bald eagles to the more follicly-flowing osprey.
Double R's Fishing and Tours Company
Helmed by US Coast Guard–certified captains—each with at least 10 years' experience navigating the waterways of 10,000 Islands—Double R's fleet of seafaring skiffs ushers visitors along fishing charters, eco tours, and manatee-watching jaunts. Exploring an ecosystem rich with diverse wildlife inside the United States' largest mangrove jungle, guides point out manatees, tropical birds, alligators, and Swamp Thing's collection of Swamp Thing memorabilia. Fishing charters explore the complex systems of swamps and estuaries home to tarpon, snook, and redfish, while fishing guides provide their years of experience in angling from exceptionally maintained vessels in rich waters.