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3 ratings2 reviews
December 19, 2017
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.
This was super fun! Very friendly crew. We found a female Manatee and calf pretty quickly even with it going into the off season. We were able to swim with the female Manatee for a long time, tho the calf kind of kept its distance. Very enjoyable. It was so fun to watch her little snout move when she was eating moss and when she would come up to get air. Would highly recommend this experience!
OK - this is a follow - up to my original post about not receiving a voucher for a return trip. I was sent a voucher in August for a repeat trip for the Manatee tour - Signed by Rose Johnson - must call 1 week prior to redeem This follow-up post written 08/10/2016
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.
Four-hour tour on a houseboat, which boasts amenities such as AC power
Swimming with the manatees, including masks, wetsuits, snorkels, and flippers
Continental breakfast with muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, and beverages for all guests
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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.