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Manatee swim in Cozumel

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Manatee swim in Cozumel

OK, I'm hoping you won't be too hard on me. Can you please tell me where the best place to swim with the manatees is at Cozumel? Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

Not in Cozumel.

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2. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

They are at Chankanaab Park.

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3. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

I stand corrected. Shows you how much I know. Haven't been there in 25 years

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I haven't been there for 23 years. I just know they have manatees. I think the entrance fee is expensive and I don't support a place that has swim w/ the dolphins etc. Plus it's touristy and crowded w/ cruisers IMO.

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How do you know it is touristy and crowded with cruisers if you haven't been there in 23 years?

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Because many people I know have been in the last 1,2 or 5 years and they told me.

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7. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

Are these captive ??

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8. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

If they have them, yes, they will be captive.

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I swam with wild manatees in Crystal River Florida and it was incredible. The babies were like puppies and would use a front flipper to move your hand to where they wanted to be rubbed.

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10. Re: Manatee swim in Cozumel

We don't find Chankanaab to be crowded at all, even with five or six boats in port.

We don't go near the manatee area or the cheesy sea lion show but we do enjoy snorkeling around the outer perimeter of the dolphin prison because that's where we see the most varieties of fish.

The only way to get your hand wrapped around the best fish fajitas on Cozumel is to eat at La Laguna Grill there by the (yes) lagoon.