The highlight of our recent trip to Florida was a visit to Crystal River to swim with manatees.
We booked an early morning tour to beat other boats and enjoy the manatees in greater concentrations. We hoped we would see a few manatees, maybe touch a couple, and get some nice underwater photos.
Little did we know we would be completely surrounded by lovable, friendly manatees numbering well over 20 including babies and a mother who was not too far away from giving birth. She was estimated at around 3,000 pounds!
Continue below for LOTS of photos
We spent almost 2 hours in the water and even after getting out, enjoyed interacting with the sea cows from the boat’s edge.
Bird’s Underwater did an amazing job and Captain John was funny and fun!