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Belize Manatee Watching Tour

Visit a secluded mangrove island outside of Belize City, a natural habitat for the West Indian Manatee. View the shy manatee as it comes up for air or just long enough for you to snap its photo.

The manatee, also known as a sea cow, is a large, gentle mammal that can be found in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern U.S. to Brazil. Manatees prefer shallow waters but thrive in fresh as well as salt water.

manatee_340x.jpgManatees are gray or brown in color, quite wrinkled and are covered in bristly hairs. They typically live for 50-60 years. Adults grow to 9-10 feet in length and weigh in at about 1000 pounds. They are herbivores and spend much of their waking hours grazing on 50-90 pounds of sea grasses per day.

Manatees are known for their gentle nature. With no natural predators, the manatee’s biggest threat is man. While the manatees of Belize are no longer hunted for food, they are threatened by boat traffic and fishing nets.

Watching these shy and fascinating creatures is one of the most popular activities for our guests.

MANATEE WATCH & SNORKELING
Visit a secluded mangrove island outside of Belize City, a natural habitat for the West Indian Manatee. View the shy manatee as it comes up for air or just long enough for you to snap its photo. Stop for a picnic lunch at a small island with snorkeling nearby. Visit our neighboring island of Caye Caulker and enjoy another snorkeling stop at Calabash Point. $90.00 per person. (min 6)
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