Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Price ($)
Public
S$ 350
Members*
S$ 280
*Find out more about Friends of Wildlife here
 
  1. Tours sold are strictly non-refundable.
  2. Tour price excludes park admission tickets, which must be purchased separately prior to the tour.
  3. Tours may be altered or cancelled due to weather conditions, animal health and / or safety concerns.
  4. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the tour.
  5. Participants are to arrive at least 5 minutes before tour start time at the River Wonders Entrance. Late arrivals may miss certain tour components. 
  6. Photo opportunities are allowed only at authorized photography areas. 
Adult ($)
Child ($)
Ages 3 to 12 years old 
Public
S$ 118
S$ 72
Members*
S$ 94.40
S$ 57.60
*Find out more about Friends of Wildlife here
 
  1. Animal interaction time: 20mins.
  2. Tour price excludes Park admission, which must be purchased separately prior to the tour.
  3. Participant must be at least 1.2m in height to participate in the Manatee Mania tour.
  4.  Expectant mothers will not be able to join the tour due to safety reasons.
  5. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, during the tour.
  6. For safety reasons, wheelchairs and strollers/other mobility devices are not allowed within back of house areas.
  7. Slippers and comfortable attire recommended. Swimsuit not necessary.
  8. Participants are to meet at the River Wonders Visitor Services Counter at least 5 mins before tour start time.
  9. Late arrivals may miss certain tour components.
  10. Photo opportunities are allowed only at authorised photography areas.
  11. Tours are non-exclusive. You may be sharing the same tour with other guests.
  12. Tour operates daily. Bookings are compulsory for Manatee Mania tour, no walk-ins allowed.
  13. Mandai Wildlife Reserve Family & Individual membership and Corporate membership enjoy 20% discount off tours.

What others are saying

My fiance signed me up for the Manatee Mania tour as my birthday present and it was AMAZING. Our guide was Neetha, who was punctual and led us on our private tour. She gave a very good explanation on the Amazon Flooded Forest and you can see that she really knows her stuff as she could answer most of our questions. She was also frank when she was unsure of a couple of specific questions e.g. how old is the youngest baby manatee and directed us to the aquarists in charge of the aquarium.

We were then brought in behind the scenes to get a quick briefing by the aquarists on the dos and don'ts when in the aquarium. They help up get suited in the wet suit and it was so adorable when we saw the manatees lined up waiting for us! Each of us had a basket of vegetables and their favorite pellets to feed the manatees. The aquarists were very helpful and answered all our questions. You can also touch them and we were shown how to get them to flip over and open their nostrils. We were about knee/waist deep in the water by the side but be careful of splashes as the mischievous manatees may sometimes splash you to get your attention for food or when they are eager to get food for you.

Neetha proceeded to help us take many many beautiful pictures and gave us a small unique manatee badge as a memento at the end of the tour.

It was overall a fantastic once in a lifetime experience that I recommend all manatee lovers!! Thank you!!

As reviewed in 21 June 2021

Hello team

After our tour yesterday Sunday at 3:25pm, I would like to share my gratefulness and appreciation for the very gentle and professional experience provided by our tour guide, Genevieve. She was very knowledgeable and made our tour entertaining, whilst also tuning in effortlessly into the right age group (2x 4yo kids) - sharing fun facts with them and helping us manage them throughout.

The team at the show was also fantastic - they allowed us amazing proximity to the animals, infused confidence into our young ones and were very patient. Their passion and enthusiasm shone through, it was a privilege and a pleasure!

We wish everyone a great day and the best continuation,

Many thanks

As reviewed in 28 February 2021

I also had a wonderful time at the Manatee Tour, and it was really an educational one as well - with me knowing less about manatees than I do about birds. Seeing the passion and love of this aquarists for the animals and the animals for them was truly magical. Please do send my thanks and appreciation to Donna, Sean, Hafiz and Joseph.

I am definitely looking forward to going on the RepTopia Tour once it is available again.

Thanks again!

Definitely going to recommend the tours to friends, family and members of the public. Even wrote two articles about the tour. :-)

As reviewed in 20 February 2021

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