Located within the Canoe Valley National Nature Reserve, Alligator Hole is a small mangrove-lined river famous for the three beloved manatees who call it home. Once in captivity, the manatees were thankfully released into Alligator Hole where they continue to dwell. Although it is not guaranteed that you will encounter one of the manatees, they usually surface near a man made dam around 5 p.m. to be fed. However, if they are not there, a local attendant will be happy to take you by boat to see them up close, and you should tip them for this generous service.