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Our 7 Day Itinerary for 2017!

(January 22nd-28th, 2017)

 Welcome to the Florida Springs Trip!

(info on flights, deposits, travel insurance and more)


Packing List/Suggested Reading List

View Trip Photos

My Manatee Story

Trip Overview:

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, your 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 Ocala National Forest and the
spectacular wilderness canoe run, Juniper Springs. During our canoe trip we may drift by basking
alligators, river otters and a multitude of wading birds such as little blue herons, white ibis, great
egrets and limpkins. By joining us in the wilderness of Ocala, you will be experiencing a slice
of Florida that most visitors to the state never see.

DATES: January 22nd-28th, 2017
Includes: 6 nights of lodging, van transfers throughout Florida,

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners,
canoeing, kayaking, 3 guided snorkeling tours via pontoon boat, naturalist-led programs, 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 lunch and two dinners).

Space is limited to 10
Please indicate your interest by email.

Blue Water Ventures
127 Mason Street,
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060.

For Information on Manatees Please Visit:

For Photos and Facts about Juniper Spring Run in Ocala National Forest:

A complete package of information will be sent to you in December.