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4 Best Kid-Friendly Activities in and Around New Smyrna Beach
4 Best Kid-Friendly Activities in and Around New Smyrna Beach Mon, Nov 23, 2020 Embrace fun and educational activities you can share with your children. Use these suggestions to get started. Read More

Top 4 Activities in New Smyrna Beach
Top 4 Activities in New Smyrna Beach Fri, Oct 16, 2020 New Smyrna Beach is home to many attractions and fun activities to thrill everyone in your group. Read on to learn how you can maximize your Central Florida fun. Read More

Back to School Daytona Beach Boat Tours with The Manatee!
Back to School Daytona Beach Boat Tours with The Manatee! Sun, Aug 23, 2020 Back-to-school season is upon us—and here in Ponce Inlet, there are abundant fun, educational opportunities to supplement what your child is learning at school! Read on to see how our Daytona Beach boat tours can help kids (and kids-at-heart, too) st... Read More

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with The Manatee
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with The Manatee Sun, Jul 26, 2020 Here at The Manatee, we are proud to cruise by natural vistas and local landmarks every day—including the famous Ponce Inlet Lighthouse! In honor of National Lighthouse Day on August 7th, we’re taking a closer look at the history behind this beautifu... Read More

Daytona Beach Things to Do: Get to Know Sea Turtle Season!
Daytona Beach Things to Do: Get to Know Sea Turtle Season! Wed, Jun 24, 2020 Every year, sea turtles make anywhere from 40,000 to 84,000 nests along Sunshine State coasts—with many of them being made right here in Ponce Inlet and Volusia County! Wildlife watching is one of the most popular things to do near Daytona Beach (esp... Read More

Experience Living History in New Smyrna Beach
Experience Living History in New Smyrna Beach Thu, May 28, 2020 Treat your friends and family to a relaxing water cruise, and step back in time. Learn what makes New Smyrna Beach a timeless attraction and destination. Read More

Explore the Quieter Side of Central Florida
Explore the Quieter Side of Central Florida Fri, Mar 27, 2020 Surprise and delight your family and friends with a relaxing water cruise. Experience a side of Central Florida seldom seen. Get started with this advice. Read More

Your Safety Is Our Priority
Your Safety Is Our Priority Thu, Mar 12, 2020 The Manatee is excited to announce the return of our beloved river tours! Now operating at reduced capacity - while still following only the most rigorous cleaning and sanitizing standards - we are welcoming families aboard to explore Ponce Inlet, it... Read More

Learn About Amphibians on a Relaxing Water Tour
Learn About Amphibians on a Relaxing Water Tour Fri, Feb 28, 2020 New Smyrna Beach is home to some of the most interesting wildlife creatures around. Discover how you can take a leisurely and educational water tour that the whole family will love. Read More

4 Ideas for Unmatched Fun and Excitement in New Smyrna Beach
4 Ideas for Unmatched Fun and Excitement in New Smyrna Beach Mon, Jan 06, 2020 Create a family-friendly day in New Smyrna Beach and make memories that will last a lifetime. Use these suggestions to learn how you can get up close and personal with Central Florida wildlife. Read More

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