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Are You Available for Group Tours?

Are You Available for Group Tours?

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Want to go out and enjoy the scenic ecosystem, sparkling waters and wonderful wildlife of Florida with friends and family? At Captain Mike’s, we are available for group tours 7.. read more

What’s the right way to help a hurt or stranded manatee?

What’s the right way to help a hurt or stranded manatee?

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Florida is home more than 6,131 manatees. With that massive number of animals it is quite common to see beached, stranded or injured manatees, particularly during the winter in Crystal.. read more

How to Rent Pontoon Boats?

How to Rent Pontoon Boats?

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Crystal River is one of the best places in Central Florida for a boating excursion. Whether you’d like to just drift along lazily, paddle at pace from shore to shore,.. read more

Where on United States is it legal to swim with wild manatees?

Where on United States is it legal to swim with wild manatees?

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The go-to spot for West Indian manatees, also called Florida manatees, is Crystal River, Fl. As soon as the animals sense the coming winter, they seek out warm locations. For.. read more

What do I do if I hit a manatee while boating or find a stranded, injured, or dead manatee?

What do I do if I hit a manatee while boating or find a stranded, injured, or dead manatee?

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Collisions with watercrafts is the largest cause of manatee mortality. The animals come to the water surface every 2-5 minutes to breathe and prefer to dwell in shallow waters. So.. read more

Do alligators bother manatees?

Do alligators bother manatees?

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Alligators and manatees have overlapping habitats. They often hang out together in sunny spots along the shoreline or spend time in warm-water areas. Occasionally alligators and manatees can be seen.. read more

What is the best time of year to see manatees in Florida?

What is the best time of year to see manatees in Florida?

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In the summer, manatees roam throughout the United States as far as Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts. But in the winter, they congregate in Florida in massive numbers to take advantage.. read more

What Not To Do When Swimming With The Manatees?

What Not To Do When Swimming With The Manatees?

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Manatees are amazingly cute, docile and adorable animals. And swimming with them is an experience like no other wildlife encounter. During a swim-with-manatee tour, you slip quietly into the crystal-clear.. read more

What is the life expectancy of a manatee?

What is the life expectancy of a manatee?

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In their natural habitat, the life expectancy of a manatee is 50-60 years. Manatees have no natural enemies. As with other wild animal populations, their mortality results from natural causes.. read more

What Role Do Manatees Play in the Ecosystem?

What Role Do Manatees Play in the Ecosystem?

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Often referred to as “sentinel species,” manatees are an indicator of the overall health of their marine ecosystems. As residents of both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems, typically slow-moving bays, rivers,.. read more