After the first two films had successful stints at the box office, critics slammed "City Slickers 3: Cowboys at Sea," for it's "inaccurate portrayal of sea-cattle drives." Look at without lassoing gentle seaweed grazers with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a manatee tour and swim at Manatee Adventure (a $45 value).
With more than 25 years of experience at sea, Captain Greg and his crew guide manatee devotees of all ages on interactive dives in the Crystal and Homosassa rivers. Departure times are flexible, though groups are advised to get an early start as to not miss the manatee's morning ritual of daily affirmations. All the gear needed for the two to three hour tours, including snorkeling equipment and cowbells, is provided. Boats hold up to six people in addition to the mates, so families and friends can share the experience of swimming with the prehistoric mermaids in the river's mild waters. Tours are available year round, every day of the week, and require scheduling at least 72 hours in advance.