What You'll Get
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 10 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required at least 48hrs in advance; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply; 3-week cancellation notice required for parties of 10 or more. Credit card required at booking. Must be 10 or older or accompanied by paid guardian. Subject to weather. Valid every day of the week; Tuesday and Friday only at 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.