Average citizens rarely get to interact with manatees as most have already fully matured into mermaids. Hang out with majestic mermaid larvae with today’s Groupon to Manatee Tour and Dive. Choose from the following options, both of which include rental gear (mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit):
- For $20, you get an adult admission (a $49 value).
- For $10, you get a child (ages 6–12) admission (a $24.50 value).
Coast Guard-certified captains lead the 2.5- to 3-hour journeys into waters ripe with manatees every day of the week at 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m., except for Tuesdays and Fridays, when tours run at 6:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to account for semi-weekly water tennis tournaments. Divers can enjoy the warm waters of Crystal River while snorkeling alongside the graceful creatures in their natural habitat. Witness manatees in their everyday life testing new turtle grass recipes and filling out government forms for small-business loans. Aqua-tots younger than the age of 5 can participate in tours for free, and reservations should be made 24 hours in advance.