Float with Manatees

swimming with a manatee

Float with Manatees

Float with Manatees

While everyone has heard of swimming with dolphins, there's another sea mammal that's just as interesting to swim with. Manatees, also known as sea cows, are gentle water giants found in the Crystal and Homosassa rivers of Florida. Because there are strict rules about harassing manatees in the wild, swimming and snorkeling with these endangered animals should only be done under the supervision of tour operators. Tours typically last two to four hours with at least an hour spent in the water. Sunshine River Tours is one reputable operator.