We had the most wonderful manatee sightseeing trip/encounter with Captain Hank and Manatee Connection. Captain Hank went out of his way to accommodate us on our Florida road trip, even agreeing to start our trip earlier than usual and take us out on Thanksgiving Day. As our Captain he was friendly and fun, but always concerned about our safety and the well being of the manatees. He made an additional suggestion that we swim up the outlet of a spring called "Three Sisters" and the water was super clear with a sandy bottom. It was challenging swimming against the current and the visibility was fantastic. My 11 year old daughter actually liked it better that swimming with the manatees. There was no shortage of manatees to be seen and even as we were passive observers, some manatees came up to us for a gentle rub on the back. Although my husband was an experienced diver, my daughter and I had never snorkeled and Captain Hank is a patient instructor for novices who may feel a little insecure. He offered to use our camera to take family photos and pictures of us in the water. At the end if our trip he warmed us up with hot chocolate and made recommendations for local restaurants and other area attractions. We had a super time and highly recommend Captain Hank and Manatee Connection.