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.
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 organization
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.
We have a water fountain. please bring a water bottle to fill up if needed!
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.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
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.
We have memorabilia and gifts available.
Be a Manatee Caretaker