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Manatee Boat Tours

Want to get up close and personal without having to wear water shoes? Our manatee boat tours have been a crowd favorite for years! For a nominal fee, these tours depart from the City Pier for a trip into Kings Bay and other favorite manatee hangouts, guided by experienced local captains.

What to expect from your tour!


Tours leave from Kings Bay Park, at the end of NW Third Street.

  • Boat tours are approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • The boat tour route is determined by the captain based on other boat traffic.


Saturday: First tour 9:30 a.m.; last tour 4:30 p.m.

Sunday:  First tour 9:30 a.m.; last tour 3:30 p.m.


Adults $15 | 6 – 12 $10 | 5 & Under Free

Safety Information:

If it becomes too windy boat activity will stop.  This is based on the captain’s judgment.  Tickets will be available at the boat dock and will be honored only on the day of purchase.

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Thank you to our tour partners the Manatee Eco Tourism Association (M.E.T.A.). M.E.T.A. strives to ensure that all human/manatee interaction is conducted in safe, non-stressful, and considerate manner.

The Manatee Eco Tourism Association (M.E.T.A.) represented in 2023 by the following organizations:

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