This was by far my favorite part of our vacation.
At the Chankanaab National Park in Cozumel, we took the opportunity to swim with manatees. We could’ve chosen dolphins, but I’m so glad we didn’t because this turned out to be an incredible experience.
Truthfully we didn’t really know what to expect, but what we got what was an hour and half, just the three of us, feeding and swimming with 5 manatees, including a little baby one! We fed them lettuce and fruits as they swarmed us with their large bodies. They might be slow, but they were strong and sweet.
Post Manatee experience – before we could even dry off, Big A and I made our way to a private pool to swim with a sea lion. She was so quick, slick, and had the sharpest teeth. We didn’t feed her but we did play and watch her tricks.
The ocean is full of some of the most beautiful creatures and I feel so lucky to have been able to see them up close and personal.