Associacao Peixe-Boi, Porto de Pedras

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#3 of 14 in Wildlife in State of Alagoas
Visit Associacao Peixe-Boi for an up close look at a manatee specie in danger of extinction. This ecotourism site is also home to a project aimed at protecting the endangered mammal and its disappearing mangrove habitat. Project staff can take you on a boat tour up the river, where you are likely to come face-to-face with this creature. Manatees are free to roam these waters and tend to spend a lot of time asleep at the bottom of the river. Project members maintain several rafts along the shore, which the docile animals approach at the sight of visitors. Keep in mind that feeding and touching the manatees is strictly forbidden, though you can photograph them. Bring your children along for a real-life lesson in environmental conservation. Put Associacao Peixe-Boi into our Porto de Pedras trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The ride must be scheduled in advance, you can do via Whatsapp (on the site of the Association has the number). It costs 50 reais per person to maintain the structure and assist 47 families who were fishing on the River before the establishment of the project. We did the tour with the Liorde Guide. The ride lasts about 1:00, being able to see the fish steer in the enclosure (rehabilitation) or free (we had no such luck). Is done in a raft, no motor so as not to disturb the fauna. At the headquarters of the Association there is a small shop with plushes of Manatee. Accepted card.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I really enjoyed though the water was a little murky because of the rains, but gave it to observe the animals. From September we reported that the water will lighten more
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  • July 30, 2017
    The project of the Association is very interesting, especially knowing that there are only 500 copies of the species throughout the national territory. I just thought the value a little high, R per person $50.00, from children of 7 years. Remember that it is not always possible to see the animal in a natural environment, we were lucky to see one in captivity moving.
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  • August 1, 2017
    It's been five years since our visit, and I pray to God to return one day! Here in my Portugal never had knowledge of this lovable manatee, and our Zoo to is one of the best in the world. And even better bought two t'shirts that still use and with the same good quality from the beginning.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Just visit scheduled. Shop with commercial exploitation, but no information about the Manatee or ecological and environmental guidelines for those who can not make the visit.
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  • May 17, 2017
    Very good preservation work developed by the Association, in addition to eco-tourism by the local trails and river Tatuamunha, to see the Manatee in your habitat. In may 2017, cost R $50.00 per person. I thought it was a bit pricey, especially for families. However, the ride is worth it.
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  • April 23, 2017
    The place is beautiful and the design is amazing. Go to Maragogi and not go see the Manatee is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope!!!! Without a shadow of a doubt is a unique opportunity to get to know a little bit about the very cute hat from mammal in question, and even more, trying to assist in your preserve! Do not forget to bring memories of the store to help the project. Every thing more beautiful than the other!
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  • May 11, 2017
    Congratulations to the ideas and dedication by Manatee protection.
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