Remember this is a ‘Wildlife Experience’ which means that seasons, weather, time of day, tides etc….all play an important role in determining your chances for the ultimate manatee encounter. Please inform yourself and have realistic expectations when considering taking a manatee tour with River Ventures.
We always welcome you to call and get the latest in conditions so you can make an educated decision. Here at River Ventures our motto is that ‘Honesty is the best Policy’. There is always an element of chance and conditions are variable from HOUR TO HOUR, but we will do our best to be transparent when it comes to what you can expect at any given time.

We can never guarantee a manatee encounter. Rarely do we not find any animals, but it does happen occasionally. Do not expect a clear water experience, regardless of season. They are wild and move around freely. We can never predict how close you will get or how many you will see.
— A Few Things To Keep In Mind…

Cold weather = many manatees!