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Address: Bahia de Chetumal, Chetumal, Mexico

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Visisted Danny the Manatee

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 18, 2014
Dawn F
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Much better places to watch Manatees and also some other better attractions in Chetumal. It is at the end of the Malecon, but you have to walk some distance with out any interesting to see.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We drove more than 30 km from downtown Chetumal to see Daniel, and the place was closed, the person there told us that he came to eat at 9 am but didnt showed up for lunch at 12 pm, and the place is closed because they are making this area in Latuna Guerrero for the tourists, i guess daniel wont... More 

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Awesome experience. We got lucky and a university professor that has been working with Danny since he was a baby happened to be there when we arrived. He explained to us all about Danny's story and about both manatee's in the local area and around the world. Really awesome experience and amazingly just donation based. The money you donate goes... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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