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Practice Manatee Manners

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Swimming with the manatees and exploring the beautiful Kings Bay estuary and springs is a favorite Florida outing. At Captain Mike’s Swimming With the Manatees, we welcome both beginner and.. read more


Where to See Manatees in Florida

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While manatees may not win an animal kingdom beauty contest, they are remarkably admirable and charming. They live their lives at a slow pace and spend most of their time.. read more


9 Cool Facts About Manatees

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Manatees are large and lumbering creatures, but they are also cute, cuddly and adorable animals with fascinating lives. Uniquely known for their whiskered faces, paddle-shaped tail and broad backs, manatees.. read more


Private Manatee Tour in Crystal River, Florida

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Do you share a love of endangered animal species and have a passion for manatees? Want to get in the water to interact with them in a way that protects.. read more


Are West Indian Manatees Omnivores?

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The West Indian Manatee is a large aquatic mammal that eats sea grasses and other aquatic plants equivalent to 4-9 percent of their body weight. Nicknamed “sea cows” because of.. read more


Why Should I Book with Captain Mike’s Swimming with the Manatees?

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There is no better way to swim with manatees in the spring-fed waters of Crystal River, Florida than with Captain Mike’s Swimming With the Manatees. That is, of course, if.. read more


How to Snorkel like a Pro

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Snorkeling is one of the most fun things you can do in Crystal River, Florida. It allows you to explore the beautiful crystal clear waters and check out amazing wildlife… read more


Rules to Follow When Swimming With Manatees

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Manatees are protected animals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. These are regulations, enforced by both the United States Federal Government.. read more


Do Sharks Eat Manatees?

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Manatees are gentle, slow-moving animals that spend most of their time eating, traveling or resting. They are shy and reclusive mammals with no natural or animal predators. Because they are.. read more


Why Do Manatees Migrate?

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Manatees are typically migrating animals. During the summer, they reside in shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries and coastal waters areas—whether fresh, brackish or salt water—while traveling freely around the Gulf.. read more