View Southwest Florida’s flora, fauna, and learn about its cultural heritage. Take a tour narrated by a Florida Master Naturalist in and around the oxbows and uniqueness of our environment.
Manatee Tour in Southwest Florida
Manatee tours are typically offered between December – March. Join us aboard the M/V River Queen as we take a tour on the Caloosahatchee and Orange rivers in Southwest Florida in search of manatees!
As the water in the Gulf of Mexico begins to cool below 70 degrees and seasonal air temperatures begin to drop, the manatees move into warmer waters. Within our region of Florida, their popular hangout is that of the Orange River near the warm water outflow of the FPL power plant.