Groups from 2 to 18 GuestsMost manatee and scalloping tours are limited to 6 guests due to Coast Guard Requirements. We host up to 18 guests by using up to three boats. The boats travel to the springs together and the boats tie up together.
About Larger Group Tours
Most tours are limited to 6 guests due to Coast Guard Requirements. (This is true for all tour companies who adhere to 6-pack captain licenses). This tour hosts 13 to 18 guests by using three boats traveling together!
We use three boats to accommodate larger groups. The boats travel to the springs together and the boats tie up together.
Once in the springs, everyone can enjoy either boat and everyone appreciates the onboard restroom of the 30-foot pontoon. The group can swim with the manatees together and be together as long as the boats are not moving.
After swimming with the manatees, the guests choose a boat for the short ride back to the docks. Everyone can even trade boats to get to experience different boats.
Per Coast Guard rules, children, seniors, and non-swimmers all count as guests toward the boat total