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Address: Bahia de Chetumal, Chetumal, Mexico

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Up Close Visit with a Manatee

We really enjoyed our visit here. Daniel was found alone as a newborn manatee with his umbical cord still attached. We have been told that he was bottle-fed and raised by humans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. Daniel was found alone as a newborn manatee with his umbical cord still attached. We have been told that he was bottle-fed and raised by humans and now comes into the sanctuary during the day and leaves in the evenings and is "libre". There is no charge for this attraction, but any donations go... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We saw "Danny" the sole manatee who still lives in the sanctuary's pens. It was not clear why the manatees were released. Danny and various fish choose to hang around the sanctuary for the free lunch. The taxi ride was 150 pesos from downtown chetumal. The sanctuary was locked when we arrived. A couple of children unlocked the gate and... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

How lucky- we got there on 7th of September - the National Manatee day! We didn't know one existed! So there was music and dances. Daniel, the manatee was happy and friendly. The staff were very informative - told us all kind of inetersting facts about manatees, their habitat. Daniel is a free manatee who chooses to come and feed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were in chetumal and decided to go visit the santuario del Manati. It was fairly easy to find a taxi to take us there and the cost was ok. When we arrived we discovered that it is closed on mondays but the taxi driver found the care taker and we were able to enter any way. Facinating creatures and... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I'm lucky too be there! to find the Manatee sanctuary all over the coast, prohibited take pix but you need to be there! to have a view of them, seen them at many places just close to there beautiful Bay of Chetumal.

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Chetumal Quintana Roo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

You have the posibility of feed a real manatee, and know different protected species in this area, located near the Chetumal City. The tour operator Uchben Kah Tours has a guided tour, you can visit the web site for more information.

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Address: Address: Bahia de Chetumal, Chetumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Chetumal

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