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. Tours run on Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and children 3 and younger are admitted for free. Choose between the following options:
- For $33, you get one child ticket to a 3.5-hour eco tour (a $67 value).
- For $52, you get one adult ticket to a 3.5-hour eco tour (a $105 value).<p>
Each tour includes hunting for shells on Panther Key and a sunset cruise on Fakahatchee Bay. <p>
Double R’s offers landlubbers a seafaring excursion through the heart of the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands estuaries during the 3.5-hour eco tour. Customers hoist anchor from the Port of the Islands marina aboard a 32-foot pontoon boat piloted by a local captain. Knowledgeable guides shower sponge-like brains with facts about native wildlife and history while eyes and ears peel themselves, hoping for glimpses of tropical birds and 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.
Boats land at Panther Key, where passengers can disembark for shell collecting while partaking from complimentary drinks and snacks. As the cruise drifts into the evening, guests can catch glimpses of a sunset from Fakahatchee Bay or perfect their fishy faces in the reflection of glassy waters.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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.