The Manatee Paddle

NEW and UNIQUE - Our guided "Manatee Paddle" with a shuttle boat
for your assistance

Viewing manatee from a boat is a beautiful thing, but viewing them from your own paddle craft is an awesome experience! For those of you who would like to swim with Manatee's and combine it with paddling, this is the perfect opportunity. 

NO PADDLE ACCESS TO 3 SISTERS SPRINGS from Nov. 15th - March 31st.

The idea is to have a boat with an experienced Captain to help you locate the area of Manatee, instead of having to paddle for hours to possibly find them on your own! The shuttle boat will also be close by, so if you’d like a  break from paddling then get on the boat and relax!  To begin your adventure, you will arrive at our shop and prepare for the Manatee encounter; gear, wet suit and all you need is included in your tour price. You will be transported from our facility to a shuttle boat where your paddle craft and Captain are waiting. You will explore the refuge in capable hands from a safe environment, and disembark on your own kayak or SUP when you are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to snorkel with manatees if you wish, or stay topside and take it all in as you paddle! This is a unique and fun way to view this ecosystem and get up close with these amazing animals, even in the warm months when they can be tougher to find.

Pick your poison! Would you like to experience the Wildlife Refuge from a Kayak or maybe try a Stand Up Paddle Board? This tour provides a pilot boat driven by a Master Captain that will act as your guide and instructor increasing your chance of finding wildlife and assisting paddlers on the adventure. 

  • Paddle guide and short training for beginners
  • Your choice of Kayak or Paddle Board
  • Mask, snorkel, wetsuit, life jacket included
  • Bottled water, deck bungee
  • Tour requires moderate physical activity
  • This tour does include an in-water guide or photographer