As cooler weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to meander through the Jupiter Sound in Jupiter. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound. To get up close and personal with these gentle giants, opt for a motor-free water vessel rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center.
The West Indian manatee, which is spotted throughout Jupiter, was once abundant throughout the tropic and subtropical western North and South Atlantic and Caribbean waters. However, the manatee’s numbers have been greatly reduced. Today, the West Indian manatee is listed as an endangered species throughout its range.
The sea cows will let you take a selfie, but DO NOT TOUCH them. You must remain respectful, calm and do not chase them from their mates and calves.