Manatee Spotting by Catamaran in Swallow Caye

Manatees are gentle aquatic mammals that can grow over three metres long and weigh up to 3,500 pounds. The warm, shallow waters of Belize are prime habitat for the endangered Caribbean manatee, and one of the last vestiges to observe these beautiful creatures in the wild.

Your crew will operate your private catamaran by sail and pole, protecting the gentle herbivores and allowing you to seek them out as they munch on seagrasses.

The turquoise water is clear enough to spot swimming manatees from the deck of your vessel, and they periodically return to the surface to breathe, allowing for up-close encounters.

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