I've done mangrove paddle tours in 2 locations besides this, and it never fails to be magical. I saw this on the 2.5 hour VI Ecotours trip to through the area, and I could easily have explored all day. In most of the lagoon the water was crystal clear, and on the bottom you could see a type of jellyfish that farms algae (super cool!). Mangroves are fascinating and beautiful plants, and this would be a great area to paddle around on your own if you had the chance (though the tour moves at a good pace and provides lots of interesting info, so that's an excellent option).
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