There be Manatees in Them Waters!

Michelle has been on the look out for Manatee for the last couple of years. They’re fairly common in South Florida and the Bahamas, but we have never seen one – until this week.

We were motoring up the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) and had just passed through Jupiter Florida. Michelle was at the helm and saw several logs in the water about 100 yards out in front of us. I stood to get a better look and we both realized at the same time that those logs were moving! MANATEE!!! A pod of 9 or so were feeding on Sargasso Weed floating at the water’s surface.

Manatee sighting – Check!

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   3 Comments


  1. Don Turner
      May 15, 2015

    Manatee sightings about as rare as posts of the trip! LOL. Great pictures, wonderful marine animal. Congrats. Safe sailing……May the wind be to your backs………

  2. Mark Haley
      May 15, 2015

    Hey guys,

    So glad you had this encounter w/ the Manatees, they are such awesome/laid back animals. Our Rybo pod we see from time to time up in the Marina really enjoy a drink of fresh water.. & the cafe will feed them the lettuce & cabbage cores.
    it was really great to see you both the other day & looking forward to seeing you again soon.
    ~Mh

  3. Sue Bennett
      May 16, 2015

    I’m so glad you found them!

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