Swim With The Manatees
Questions and Answers

Questions and answers about tours and policies.

Q. Is this for real? can we really see and touch a manatee?

A. Yes, this is very real, this is a wild encounter. As for touching the manatee, well we allow them to interact with us, thats the best way. We guarantee you we will see a manatee, and we dont see any manatees at all, you will get a raincheck to come back and try and try again. We are the only company that provides this service.

Q. What do we need to bring?

A. In the summer months a towel, swim suit and maybe shirt to wear after your done swimming. In the winter months bring a jacket, hoodie and some sweat pants.

Q. Where is this amazing encounter?

A. We are just a short drive from the Tampa and Orlando area. We are located in Citrus County Florida, the only place in the USA to have this in water encounter. It's different than the theme parks.

Q. Are there age restrictions?

A. No, any body can do this, all ages welcome. This is very easy, you just float on the surface and relax. All passengers under the age of 18 must have a guardian or parent on the boat. The parent or guardian also counts as a passenger even if just riding on the boat, please inlcude all passengers when booking.

Q. Can I just ride on the boat and watch my kids and family?

A. Absolutley; bubble watchers, (Parents, Guadians and Friends) are still counted towards the boats maximum of 6 passengers, (USCG regulations) on our 13 passenger boats.

Q. Are their big waves?

A. No, this swim with the manatee program is usually behind the residents homes, all in fresh shallow waters.

Q. What kind of boats do you use?

A. We use Coast Guard inspected pontoon boats. These boats are rated for up to 12 passengers but we only allow 6 passengers for your comfort and the manatees protection. If you have more than six in your party, just call and we can make arrangements for your larger group to be swimming together.

Q. Can we take pictures?

A. Absolutely, we encourage you to bring your cameras. In fact if you don't have a camera we can rent you a nice underwater digital camera and you can use your own SD memory card.

Q. How cold is it in the winter time?

A. Funny you should ask, it does get a little chilly but the water is 72 degrees year round. Sometimes in the winter the water feels like a luke warm bath.

Q. What other wildlife might we see?

A. We have a chance to see tons of other wildlife such as; Dolphins, American Bald Eagles, River Otters, Ospreys, and even a Manatee or two.