Each winter as the Gulf temperatures begin to drop, The West Indian Manatee migrates into the tepid springs of Florida. Our trip will begin with three days of snorkeling among these giant herbivores who winter in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge,
the highest concentration of the West Indian Manatee in the United States.
Kim Powell, our trip naturalist saw her first manatee when she was eleven, a life altering experience. Kim has been snorkeling among these incredible mammals and their offspring nearly every winter since. She is eager to share her knowledge of her home state and favorite animal with you.
Our trip will also include two days of exploring the spring fed Rainbow Run and Chassahowitzka Rivers, both
spectacular waterways. During our kayak trips we may drift by cypress knees, river otters and a multitude of wading birds such as little blue herons, white ibis, great egrets and limpkins. By joining us in these beautiful crystal clear rivers you will be experiencing a slice of Florida that most visitors to the state never see.
DATES: January 20, 2019-January 26th. Trip begins and ends in Tampa, Florida
Includes: 6 nights of shared lodging (private rooms are not available), van transfers throughout Florida, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, guided kayaking and snorkeling instruction, 3 guided snorkeling tours via pontoon boat, naturalist-led interpretation, slide shows, permits and the extraordinary experience of snorkeling with a 2000 pound mammal!
Air transportation, snorkeling gear or personal liquor are not included.
All meals are included with the exception of three (one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner).
Total cost is $1950.
$100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space.
Space is limited to 10 people for this trip.
If you have any questions contact Beth - callingu2 at gmail.com