Manatees are a common sight in and around the Pine Island area. Although Manatees spend most of their time in salt water, they still need to drink fresh water. This photo was sent by one our guests,who was washing the boat when an opportunistic Manatee stopped by for a drink of water. This activity is discouraged so that manatees don't become dependent on fresh water from humans.
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.