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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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THERE ARE NO MANATEES!!!

Arrived at the park at 10:00 am on February 19 after much research and eager to see a manatee in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
trixi
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Chisago City, Minnesota
Go See the Manatees

They say the manatees come when the water is chilly and they were not kidding. We took our 1 and 5... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TeamDavis1
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (245 reviews)
“warm water” (167 reviews)
“orange river” (58 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived at the park at 10:00 am on February 19 after much research and eager to see a manatee in it's natural environment. Rented a canoe for $26.00 and headed down to the landing greeting multiple park workers on the way. Paddled for and hour...More

1  Thank trixi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They say the manatees come when the water is chilly and they were not kidding. We took our 1 and 5 year old. The 1 year old could care less but the excitement of our 5 year old seeing over a dozen manatees playing around...More

Thank TeamDavis1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just by the name we expected to see Manatees...but none were there. We arrived, paid the mandatory parking fee with the anticipation of seeing Manatees. We walked into a beautiful park and proceeded down the path to the water. Along with a number of other...More

Thank Milford L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to see the manatees no matter whether you use a canoe or a kayak or just walk around the park.

Thank 334deans
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on 2/14 and there were no manatees. My sister, who lives locally was there 2 weeks earlier and there were many manatees. We were so disappointed and may plan a trip to FL earlier next year.

Thank Beckdo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We timed our visit just right on a day there were 200 manatees in the park. Unbelievable! Very informative speaker, nice facility and it is free. Parking fee. We also saw a gorgeous painted bunting there.

2  Thank MageeReading_PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park and pathways but what made it better was the kayak rental. We really enjoyed paddling upriver and the wildlife we saw. We went in February and I couldn't count the manatees that we spotted from the walkway and were up close to in...More

Thank bast40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is no admission cost but there is a $2 parking fee. My wife and I spent about 60 minuets walking through the park and admiring the manatees. It is worth your time to make this stop.

Thank Henry H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice park and waterway's which are home to Manatees when the water conditions are right. The water was little too warm when we visited , so alas we had no sightings. There was hover ever a very information presentation on Manatees which occurs twice...More

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adorable manatees! They didn't emerge from the water much but they came up for air frequently and they are super cute!

Thank Michelle H
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Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from Kimberly B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I’m back in Canada.
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MAAGR
10 February 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
You very well might. The cooler the temperature, the more they gather together next to the power plant for the warm water.
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