We have had a few guests that have stayed at Castaway Cottage and told us they never saw a manatee during their visit. Despite their large size manatee's are very stealthy travelers. The tell tail sign of a manatee is the disturbance on the surface of the water from their large tail. You will many times see these boils 10 to 15 feet apart as these make their way down the canal. When they do come up for air it's very brief and only their snout is visible. So sit back and enjoy the manatee parade.
How to spot a Manatee
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Jen & Tim
When not visiting their home on Pine Island, Florida, Jen and Tim live on Long Island. This page is a journal of their explorations of Southwest Florida, including Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva.