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13 ratings4 reviews
January 10, 2020
Captain Jack accommodated us for a last-minute request. When the tour was ending, a manatee approached apparently soliciting attention. Jack enthusiastically encouraged my son to re-enter the water to interact, and patiently waited while my son and the manatee hung out together in the water for over 1/2 hour! No guarantees that will happen of course, but it was clear that Jack loves what he does, loves the manatees, loves the Florida ecosystems that supports them, and wants his tours to be a meaningful experience for visitors.
He was also vocal and serious about treating the animals, the ecosystems, and protection laws with respect, which made me feel comfortable that he is running an ethical business that works to appreciate, but not exploit, these incredible animals.
My husband and I both loved our experience with Nature Coast Manatee Tours. Our Captain was wonderful and made sure we got to swim with the manatees. The boat ride itself was also very nice, it was a perfect day.
We had a flat tire on the way and were going to miss our tour. They rescheduled our tour for the next day and were so understanding and sweet about it. The actual tour and tour guide were amazing! Dante made our trip an experience to remember. The wetsuits and mask and snorkel were like new, I was impressed. We will use this company again!!!
We saw only two Manatee with no encounter and our trip ran an hour less than scheduled.
Wait until winter when you are guaranteed a manatee encounter.
We were in the Yabba Dabba Do too and it looked nothing like the boat on their website. The boat was very worn and dated.
Not sure the trip was worth the money and time.
Our guide, Dante, was incredibly entertaining and helpful. He clearly wanted us to have a good time. We went on a day that was a busy river day so you wouldn't expect to see any manatees, but Dante kept in touch with other guides and made sure we found so sea cows to see and swim with. They were such beautiful, gracious animals. I'd definitely recommend!!
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About This Deal
What’s included: food and drinks, mask and snorkel are included with the semi-private tour
Departure time: by appointment
Departure location: at the public boat ramp, located at. 5424 South Cherokee Way
What to bring: customers are requested to wear street clothes over a swimsuit, bring towels and underwater cameras
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Five-day advanced notice required. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Nature Coast Manatee Tours
Nature Coast Manatee Tours', licensed by the US Coast Guard, makes sure the guests on their private manatee tours feel right a home—an easy feat, given that they're on a houseboat. Their houseboats have all the comforts of home such as electricity and on-board restrooms. Private tours can enjoy a hearty continental breakfast complete with baked goods and coffee. Guests are also treated to an outlandish activity: swimming with manatees. They don snorkels and wetsuits and plunge into the water alongside the gentle beasts.