Private Manatee Tours
Due to a large number of requests for a private boat, we have set one up just for you and a few.
We have converted one of our comfortable 24 foot pontoon boats into a private 6 passenger vessel. We can also accommodate larger groups of up to 45 spread over 5 boats.
All tours meet at the shop at 6:15am unless you opt for a special, later time.
Our boat is spacious, open and airy in summer with a good view, and is enclosed and heated in the winter months. The boat has a changing room and porta-potty. Bakery donuts, breakfast bars, fresh fruit, bottled water, and juice drinks are included.
Your Captain will get in the water to help you out and shoot an underwater video of you and your family or friends. DVDs of your tour are available for viewing after the tour and you can buy them for $35.
To speed things up, and allow for your privacy, you can come into the dive shop no later than 4:00 pm the night before to fill out your waivers, watch the required manatee manners video, and pick up your rental wet suits (if you do not have your own). That way you can try them on in the comfort of your hotel room. Wet suits are $15.00 and required. Mask, fins, and snorkels are included.
May 1 through December 14:
Up to 6 people $360 00 plus rental gear and tax.
Up to 12 people $550.00 plus rental gear and tax.
December 15 through April 30:
Up to 6 people $480.00
Up to 12 people $960.00