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A naturalist-led snorkeling and kayaking adventure for women

January 24th-30th,2021


 Welcome to the Florida Springs and Manatee Adventure

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Deposits, Cancellation Trip Insurance

Packing List/Suggested Reading List

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 the spring fed Rainbow Run and Chassahowitzka Rivers, both
spectacular waterways. During our kayak trips we may drift by cypress knees,
river otters and a multitude of wading birds such as little blue herons, white ibis, great
egrets and anhingas. By joining us in these beautiful crystal clear rivers you will be experiencing a slice
of Florida that most visitors to the state never see.


January 24th-30th, 2021


7-8 Women: $2175~~  9 Women: $2025  ~~ 10 Women: $1975
ncludes: 6 nights of lodging, van transfers throughout Florida,

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
guided kayaking and snorkeling instruction, 3 guided manatee snorkeling tours via pontoon boat,   2 days of exploring Florida Spring-fed rivers by kayak and snorkeling,
naturalist-led hikes, evening lectures, all permits/entrance fees and the extraordinary experience of  snorkeling  with a 2000 pound mammal!

Air transportation, snorkeling gear or personal liquor are not included. Wetsuits are included.
All meals are included with the exception of three (one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner).

We maintain a small group size of  no more than 10 woman plus our naturalist-guides
Please indicate your interest by email.

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

For Information on Manatees Please Visit:

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