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Manatee Swim and Chankanaab Park
Cozumel | Mexico |
 
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Children under 12 OR under 4'7" must be accompanied by 1 paying adult per child. Children 13+ may swim on their own if an adult is present.
Price: $65.00
Special Instructions: Cozumel Manatee Encounter
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Tour Details

Manatees, once thought by sailors to be mermaids, are beautiful and enormous, creatures that can grow as long as 13 feet and weigh up to 1300 pounds. Submerse yourself in the underwater world of the manatee.

During this program you will be able to meet and interact with these magnificent creatures. You will start with a 15 minute briefing about the manatee and an explanation of the activities you will experience.

You will then enter the water on a submerged platform from which you will be able to interact with the manatee including the very popular kiss and hug. You will also have a chance to feed them in their home in the sea.

Each session is 30 minutes with 15 minutes of time in the water. Group size is limited to 10 people to ensure that you have a very personal experience. There will be a professional photographer on hand taking pictures and videos.

The taxi ride is not included in the tour price so you can come and go at your will. The park is open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM local time. The park offers a beach and swimming pool and a snorkel area. Restrooms, and showers are available. Beach chairs, and snorkel gear can be rented. There is a restaurant offering food and drinks for sale. There is a Sea Lion Show and Dolphin Presentation most days. Check the schedule when you arrive for shows that day. There is also a Manatee Exhibition, and self guided Archaeological Tour available. The park admission is included in your encounter tour. Guests in your party not participating can purchase admission for themselves at the park gate.

Please Note: The tour duration is only for the encounter portion. Your tour ticket includes admission to Chankanaab National Marine Park. Guests can arrive at any time and make use of the facilities at the park. Your animal encounter begins at the time on your ticket.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Water/Beach, Active
Tour Duration
1 Hour
Tour Departs From
Chankanaab National Marine Park. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a swimsuit under comfortable clothing and shoes. A towel, sunglasses, and biodegradable sunscreen (for after the manatee portion) is recommended. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the manatees is not permitted in the water with the manatees.
Restrictions
The MINIMUM HEIGHT to participate is 4 feet tall. Children under 12 years old OR under 4 feet 7 inches must be accompanied by one participating, paying adult per child. If children are 13 years old and over, they may swim on their own, but they must have an adult present at the manatee facility.

Pregnant women may not participate in this tour. All participants should be competent swimmers and comfortable with the use of mask, fins, and snorkel. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the manatees is not permitted in the water with the manatees. The instructors have the final say on what can and cannot be worn in the water with the manatees. For security reasons, personal cameras are not allowed in the water, nor in the program area. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures, which will be available for purchase.

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