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Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

*Please Note! If the experience you'd like to join is not available on a specific day, please message us so we can try to open a spot.* You will become manatee caretaker at our rehabilitation center. You will experience the daily work of our staff, assist in the preparation of the diet for our patients, and assist in its delivery.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Manatee Conservation

Manatee Conservation

Tony: I founded the Caribbean Stranding Network and the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Center. I've devoted my life to helping save the manatee population in the Caribbean. Marina: I am one of the Community Outreach Technicians for the Manatee Conservation Center. I rescued my first manatee in 2011 when I was 12 and now I educate people about their conservation.

About the organisation

Centro de Conservación de Manatíes de Puerto Rico

Our center, an alliance between the 501c3 non-profit Caribbean stranding network and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, focuses on manatee conservation through four actions: rescue and stranding response; rehabilitation and veterinary care; population research; and community outreach. We also tend to sea turtles and marine birds that are found sick, ill, or injured on our island.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Centro de Conservación de Manatíes de Puerto Rico.

What's included

Drinks
We have a water fountain. please bring a water bottle to fill up if needed!
Equipment
A caretaker t-shirt

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Where you'll be

During your visit, You'll be in our marine laboratory, were we conduct our daily duties from the preparation of their food in our kitchen, and our vet care area were we tend to all types of animals from small birds to adult sea turtles. You'll come into the lab through the single blue door.

This experience is available starting May 03, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until 30 April 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Children under 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

Bottle water

More tips

We have memorabilia and gifts available.
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