When we’re researching hotel websites here at SniqueAway, it’s rare to see an entire section devoted to Manatee Tours. Scratch that; we’ve never seen one (until now). At Plantation on Crystal River, Manatees are a way of life, and more specifically the endangered West Indian Manatee. The warm waters of Crystal River are perfect for the big fellas, and it’s the only place in the world where you can swim with them year-round.
But if a trip to the Gulf Coast isn’t in the cards, and you want to show your support for these endearing sea-dwellers, head over to the World Wildlife Fund’s gift website to make a donation. Offers range from basic photo adoption kits to full-fledged gift sets. So if you’re an animal lover like us, well, share some love! Or take a trip to the Sunshine State for a guided swimming tour through the manatee sanctuary; it definitely deserves a spot on your bucket list.