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Belize Manatee Excursion

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Great for Families
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Safe fun for all ages
Wildlife Encounter
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Manatee sighting guaranteed
Cruise Friendly Tour
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Cruise port pick-up & drop-off
Fun Boat Adventure
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Explore the famous Belize River


Considering a manatee-watching excursion while in Belize? Hop on board and be prepared to learn all about this interesting animal and its lifestyle. Manatees in Belize are brown or gray, covered in bristly hairs, and quite wrinkled. They don’t sound like the most attractive creatures, but these gentle giants are one of the most requested sea creatures in Belize. And the country has more than its fair share!

In this half-day boat tour, you will be able to see one or more of these docile and friendly sea mammals swimming and frolicking in their natural habitat. Manatees are also called “sea cows,'' and on your manatee-watching excursion, you’ll be looking out for the plentiful patches of seagrass found in the Belize River. Hold your breath as they come up for air, and if you time it just right, you might be lucky enough to snap a photo.

Manatees are classified as endangered under Belize’s Wildlife Protection Act and Belize is known as the last stronghold for Antillean manatees in the Caribbean. So, while it’s possible to see manatees in a few other places in the world, a manatee-watching excursion in Belize is one of your best chances for actually seeing them in the wild.

Looking for More? Want Some Mayan Ruins Too?

If you'd like to see the manatees AND add a visit to the famous Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha then look no further than this combo excursion which blends wildlife and Altun Ha.

What's Included

Round-trip transportation
Boat Ride
Tour Guide
Additional food or souvenirs
Optional gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed on the tour?
Kids are welcome and should find the tour interesting and engaging.
What is included in the tour?
This manatee watching excursion includes transportation, a tour guide, snacks, and taxes.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour • Maximum Age: 100 years old
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts

Belize City

3h 30min


Itinerary • 3h 30min • 3 activities

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Meet your guide at the Tourism Village and head over to the river.

45 minutes
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Float down the river and enjoy the sights as you spot the wildlife, including crocodiles, birds and manatees.

2 hours
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Kick back and relax as your guide drives you back to Belize's Tourism Village.

45 minutes
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