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 to Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one child ticket to a manatee eco tour (a $35 value).
- For $27, you get one adult ticket to a manatee eco tour (a $55 value).
Children younger than 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 2.5-hour manatee eco tour. Customers hoist anchor from the Port of the Islands marina aboard a 32-foot pontoon boat piloted by a local captain, with groups of six or fewer embarking 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 lusciously maned 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.