Join Snorkel With The Manatees, for a truly Mini (Half Day) private swim with manatees
excursion on the beautiful Homosassa River accompanied only with your family/party.
offer this very special and unique opportunity to snorkel with manatees in a private boat setting, including; snorkeling gear,
wetsuits, hot chocolate/coffee/tea.
Our private swim with manatees tour begins
at 8:00 am and 11:30am. Each Mini private manatee tour lasts about 3
to 3 1/2 hours, however, as your enjoyment is important to us, we will only include your family. This tour is truly
private, as you will not be sharing the boat with others, this is for your party only.
tour companies offer a really nice "New Pontoon Boat" with "Captains Cocktails" included. If this is your
game, to set on a boat and drink, then good luck. We don't want you setting on our boats for the duration of your tour, we
want you in the water having fun. Plus they charge more, almost $200.00 MORE. We offer other tours that include drinking after
you return "The Monkey Bar" located at our resort.. Not to worry with us, if you chose to just be a boat rider or
spectator on our boats, that is totally fine. We will make it very comfortable for our guest that would just like to enjoy
the manatees from the boat. Let us take the wheel.
If you are staying at
a nearby hotel/motel, you may need to check out prior to the tour, as our tours are on the manatees schedule, and not
necessarily ours. You can expect to return to the dock around 2:30-3:00 pm for the afternoon tour.
Rates are as follows: 3 1/2 Hour Mini (Half Day) Private Manatee
for 1 - 6 passengers, you are booking the whole boat. This price is as if you booked 6 passengers, regardless of your group
being less than 6.
- Max 6 passengers per boat. If you have more in
your group, please call for special pricing.
- Wetsuit & Snorkel Gear
- Exclusive Mini ( Half Day )Private
tour has a maximum of 6 people (if you have less people in your party, the price is the same as booking the whole boat)
- We do not have an age restriction
- However we recommend
children from the age of 2 and up.
- If you have an infant in your family, this
tour maybe the one for you. As infants require more attention.
- 18 and under
must have a guardian on the boat
- We only take 6 people per boat
- We can accommodate up to 12 passengers, ask for details when booking
Also available at our shop and/or boat:
- Underwater, disposable cameras
- Underwater Digital Go
Pro style cameras for rent ($20) bring your own Micro SD card
- Underwater cases
for your iPhone/iPad or Andriod, take your gadget in the water for photos and videos.
- 16G MICRO SD Memory cards
- Manatee souvenirs & gifts
- Coffee, Hot chocolate, Hot cider or tea
Join Snorkel With The Manatees, for an experience of a lifetime, the
way nature intended. Below is what you can expect when you visit us for your Manatee swim experience.
Upon arrival, and after signing the necessary paperwork, each guest will change into the rental wetsuits,
or their own wetsuits. After ensuring all the wetsuits fit properly, we will play a short DVD, (filmed in cooperation
with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service) which demonstrates how you must behave while on a manatee tour, interacting with them in their natural habitat.
Next, all guests and their US
Coast Guard Certified Captain/Tour Guide will proceed to the dock area and board our boats to embark on your manatee
While touring the bays and river in search of manatees, your Captain will
teach you about manatee and their habitat, and answer any questions you may have. You may also expect to see:Monkeys,
Bald Eagles, dolphins, otters, wild pigs, raccoons and a large array of local snow birds. Once the captain has found
some friendly manatees, the anchor will be dropped and everyone will quietly enter the water to interact properly with the
manatees. You may be allowed to take pictures, swim/snorkel with the manatees, and even, if the manatees allow, touch
these amazing creatures, that is like wining the LOTTO. Share your memories and thoughts of your Manatee encounter on your
way back to the docks.
Snorkeling with manatees tours are conducted all year long,
although many of the manatees will leave the area during the Spring and Summer months, however, Citrus County boasts a year
round manatee population.
Tours are conducted throughout the year
Reservations are required
Location For your Mini Private tour
Homosassa Fl, 34446
Reservations On Line