Cross THIS Off My Bucket List!

Hi, this is Leslie Harris, and yes, that’s me, swimming with a manatee!

I’ve been to Florida dozens of times, but mostly to the east coast. Several years ago, I heard about an opportunity to go swimming with the manatees, but it was on the West Coast of Florida. Well, I finally made it!

Let me tell you, these are magical creatures. There weren’t a lot of them, but they let me swim alongside of them a couple of times. Our guides said that they can detect a heartbeat from six feet away, so this Manatee definitely knew I was there.

The only place in the entire country where you can legally swim with the manatees is in Crystal River. I highly recommend putting this on your bucket list, and then crossing it off!

Have you ever been swimming with manatees, dolphins or other creatures like this? Tell me about it in the comments