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Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with The Manatee

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 beautiful, brick-red light. Just read on to learn more!

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Daytona Beach Things to Do: Get to Know Sea Turtle Season!

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 (especially from the comfort of a relaxing river

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Your Safety Is Our Priority

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, its beautiful waterways and the animals who call it “home.”

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Happy Holidays Aboard The Manatee!

The holiday season is officially here aboard The Manatee—and we’ve got plenty of ways to celebrate. Just read on to find your next exciting activity, and ideas on how to spend the season ahead with the people who matter most!

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