Homosassa, Florida: Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

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Address:
9025 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL
Directions:
US Hwy 19 east side, north of Brooksville Rd.
Phone:
352-228-2712
Admission:
Free to look at art. Manatee snorkeling tours $40.
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Manatee Tours statues.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues
A sign advertises "Manatee Tours," but the unofficial attraction is a wild assortment of statues and theme park castoffs -- a shark, mermaids, a mer-toddler, Fred Flintstone.... Roadsideamerica.com Report... [02/24/2011]

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Manatee Tours.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

We were there in 2014 and the tour is actually pretty good! It's a husband and wife operation and they could spot a manatee from pretty far and will get you close. There's only one area that now allows you to get close to manatees now and we were right there with a whole bunch of them thanks to good spotting! The sculptures outside the office are a riot and died give it a "sketchy" feel but the tour is quite legit!

[Poes, 12/08/2016]

Shark attack.

Manatee Tours: Weird Statues

Visible from Route 19 is a fabulous collection of sea animal fiberglass sculptures that has some great photo ops. Out front is a giant squid wrapped around the rear fin of a great white shark who has the lower half of a woman's body in his mouth. There are also beautiful jellyfish, a snake wrapped around a tree, mother and baby manatees, a mermaid on a rock, and much more.

The artist, Capt. Don, was so kind to give us a tour and answer my zillion questions about Manatees. He even showed us some of his art that is still under construction, including a motorcycle/octopus hybrid (Octocycle) and a dissection to show the internal organs of a manatee.

We signed up for one of his snorkeling trips to swim with the manatees! His prices are very reasonable and I know we'll learn a lot.

[kim goode, 02/18/2016]

Jellyfish attack.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

[Tipster] Alison said it perfectly, "Sketchy!" Car-keys-in-hand-ready-to-go type of sketchy. We said hi to the two elderly gentlemen, who stayed seated as we began to look around. The theme seems to be sea life creations with a random large ice cream cone statue. The large shark and what we believe to be a jellyfish were the two most impressive things there. Ahhhhhh, shark attack!

[Cheryl Ann Rondinelli, 04/23/2014]

Manatee Tours.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

No longer abandoned, is now a swim-with-the-manatees facility -- although pretty sketchy looking.

[alison, 03/13/2013]

The way we like 'em!

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bubbles the ManateeBubbles the Manatee, Homosassa, FL - 5 mi.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife ParkHomosassa Springs Wildlife Park, Homosassa Springs, FL - 5 mi.
Monkey IslandMonkey Island, Homosassa, FL - 5 mi.
In the region:
Sign: Elvis Movie Filmed Here, Inglis, FL - 22 mi.

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