While waiting for the tour, manatees came up toward the swimming area. Objective met, and the tour hadn't even started yet. When we went in to get our tickets, we looked through the small visitor's center and learned a little about the park, including that it had been the site for the filming of several movies, especially some of the old Tarzan films and perhaps most notably, The Creature From the Black Lagoon.
The tour was a visual feast. There was wildlife of all kinds along the bank and in the waters. Rather than describe everything, here are some of the photos:
|entering the site of The Creature from the Black Lagoon|
|manatee surfacing for a breath of air|