Refuge volunteer on manatee watch outside of Three Sisters Springs and snorkeler floating at surface of water with manatees resting around

The most popular wildlife opportunity is manatee viewing (both above and below the water’s surface). In the winter months, the most popular area for above-water viewing is the Three Sisters Springs boardwalk. Visitors may view manatees in the water by either bringing their own vessels, renting vessels, or joining a guided snorkeling tour. Remember to view "Manatee Manners" before visiting the refuge for any manatee-oriented recreational activities.