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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Shark statue.

Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

Rode here on my Harley. Little bit of a gravel road entrance, but it smooths out after you enter the parking area (or you can park your motorcycle in the next door business paved driveway). We really enjoyed the art, fun friendly atmosphere. Staff was on hand, although the storefront is closed until the manatees return, and he was friendly and did not mind us looking around and taking photos. He even told us about the artwork that was being currently under construction in the back of the property. He said if we were interested to to take a look as it was very unique!

[Sandy, 11/07/2020]
Manatee Tours - Weird Statues

Stopped here on a whim. Was a little unsure what to expect, but ended up going on a snorkeling tour with Lisa and Dan, the owners of the business and art. The art is unique and some of it makes you scratch your head. It was a fantastic stop and side adventure.

[JTB, 04/06/2018]

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]

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:
Roosevelt's Rough Riders Rode By Here, Ybor City, FL - 54 mi.

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