If you're a Tampa Bay resident there is now an alternative to the 2.5 hr drive to Crystal River to see the Manatee......
Join Hurly's Wet Adventures on the Week Wachee River
for a fun Manatee Safari!
Our US Coast Guard certified Captains will guide you
on a 3 -4 hour river experience
We offer a few different options.
Boat Ride $49
Snorkel or Dive with Manatees $69
Add a rental scuba kit for $30
Try Scuba w/ Manatees (non-certification) $150
Learn-2- Dive with Manatees (3 Day course) $399
*******BOOK YOUR SAFARI BELOW ******
The Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, is a large, slow-moving marine mammal with an elongated, round body and paddle-shaped flippers and tail. Manatees are herbivores, feeding solely on seagrass, algae and other vegetation in freshwater and estuarine systems in the southeastern United States. Florida manatees can be found as far west as Texas and as far north as Massachusetts during summer months, but during the winter, manatees congregate in Florida, as they require warm-water habitats to survive. Abundance of the subspecies has increased over the last 30 years, which recently prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to down list the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. However, due to their slow speed and relatively high buoyancy, manatees are often struck by vessels, which is the primary cause of human-related deaths of the species. Additionally, manatees continue to be threatened by loss of warm-water habitat and periodic die-offs from red tides and unusually cold weather events.
Learn about the West Indian-FL Manatee
Boat Rider-Manatee Spotter $49.95
Snorkler or Diver $59.95
(Snorkel equipment inc)
Diver +Rental Gear (1 tank) $89.95
Try Scuba w/ Manatees $150.00
Learn-2-Dive w/ Manatee $399.00
(4 day Certification Program)