Manatee Education

The Captain and I delight in sharing the knowledge we have obtained over the years about the Manatee, southwest Florida, the Caloosahatchee and Orange Rivers.  What makes us unique as a tour boat business is the importance we place on providing an education to our guests, and of course, seeing a manatee as they migrate here when the water temperature turns colder in the Gulf of Mexico is neat too!  We never know what we are going to see or experience on our trips which makes it even more fun!

This year, we have added additional crew members to help provide the education.  Two are current students at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and have an enthusiasm to share.  Our third new crew member is also formerly with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and he too is excited to share his knowledge!  We are working on ways to enhance the ECO TOURS that are offered once the manatee move out of the area.  So check back with us as our curricula grows!

The weather has warmed up significantly over the past few days… and most people visiting southwest Florida are really happy about that!  I love the sunshine and warmth myself.. however, the double-edged sword is when you operate a “MANATEE” tour business… and the manatee have moved out of the area… it is disappointing for us and for YOU our guests.  🙁  Good for the manatee, to have a food source to rely on in Pine Island Sound… sad for us because our tours operate in/around the Caloosahatchee and Orange River.  So if anyone hears me say I’m praying for cold temperatures at night and for the Gulf waters to drop and stay below 70 degrees… you’ll understand why!!