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Manatee encounter at Three Sisters Springs

Hosted by the Consul of the Miami Stand Up Paddle Boarding Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 02 Mar 10:00 - 14:00

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Join us on our first Internations Miami SUP expedition for this encounter of a lifetime with hundreds of manatees :)

About Three Sisters Springs:
Three Sisters Springs is often described as "An Environmental Jewel", a blue oasis of crystal clear and pristine ground water, located in the heart of Crystal River, Florida. Three Sisters Springs is a complex of three spring areas, with vents, and sand boils that help feed Kings Bay, the headwaters of the Crystal River. These springs that form the Three Sisters complex also constitute one of the most important natural warm-water refuges for the endangered Florida Manatee. The mouth of the Three Sisters Springs run is gated by concrete posts to prevent boat access; only snorkelers, SUP, canoe’s, and kayakers may enter the springs. Three Sisters Springs, and the outer sanctuaries, provide a safe haven for the Florida manatees. Last week hundreds of manatees were counted in Three Sisters Springs and the outer sanctuaries ( Protected content ). Three Sisters hot springs remain at a constant temperature offering an ideal setting for manatees seeking shelter from the cold Gulf of Mexico waters.

Step 1: SUP or kayak reservation
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Step 3: Manatee encounter
On March 2nd we will meet at Protected content to sign the waiver and get our gears. We will leave at 10am as a group for a 4 hours adventure. It will take us approximately Protected content to arrive at the Three Sisters Springs. For an up close encounter, you can bring your own snorkel gears or rent them at Protected content !

Step 4: After paddles
After the tour of approximately 4h, for those who want to hang out, we will stay for the night in St Pete.