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Snorkel Manatee Checklist

  • Reservations are required.
  • Write down your manatee tour time as this is the time to be at our center.
  • Get directions.
  • The price of any snorkel rental equipment is separate from the tour rate. If you do not own your own mask, snorkel, fin and wetsuit try our Mares line of rental gear. Some folks have their own snorkel gear and this is why the tour rate is separate from rental gear.
  • Yes, you will need a wetsuit even during the hot months- all year.
  • Wear your swim suit under your clothing to be more efficient at arrival.
  • Have a towel and dry clothes to change into after the dives.
  • Wear warm clothes on cool mornings like sweats and jackets.
  • The boat may get wet so protect your electronics with a dry bag. Remember any items on the deck of the boat will get wet when everyone returns from the water. See your captain for the dry areas of the boat.
  • No need for sea sickness medicines as this is a smooth slow ride in the springs.
  • Snorkelers and Divers must provide their own transportation. The private marina where the boat is launched offers a large parking lot and convenient store on site. This location charges $5 per vehicle but you don't have to circle the parking lot multiple times to find a space. The monies are to be paid at their store, see staff for direction at the docks.
  • Usually the boat ride is short to find the manatee so meals are not provided.
  • We have hot chocolate on the cold mornings for the boat ride back.
  • If your a diver also see the diver checklist.
  • Be prepared to sign a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
  • Smile, Snorkeling is Fun.