The tiny island itself belongs to Nirwegian Cruise Lines, and they must have spent a shipload of money to develop it into a destination. It just opened a couple of months ago.
We first went looking for the local colony of manatees, those gentle vegetarian mammals that stick their snouts out of the water to breathe.
We could see their shadowy forms in the shallow water (they weigh up to 1300 pounds!) and once or twice they surfaced, but the only photos we got were of snouts.
After that we cruised toward the mainland to observe pelicans and cormorants in the mangrove trees.
A termite mound in a mangrove tree...
The guides brought a starfish and a jellyfish aboard for us to gawk at.
A pleasant and low-key tour.