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Manatee World

#39 of 113 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
+1 239-694-4042
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Great place to see Manatee

A fun place to see Manatee during the winter months but very crowded if they are there. Informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jimbev2015
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Grove City, Minnesota
A winter visit.

Great way to see these gentle giants close up. But you must be there before the water in the Gulf... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
domenica2002
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Pittsburgh
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  • Average8%
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“power plant” (6 reviews)
“manatee park” (5 reviews)
“warm water” (4 reviews)
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5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
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+1 239-694-4042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to see Manatee during the winter months but very crowded if they are there. Informative video tells you all about them. Nice trails and gardens. You can also rent canoes and kayaks.

Thank jimbev2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see these gentle giants close up. But you must be there before the water in the Gulf warms up or they will all be gone from the river.

Thank domenica2002
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The park has the feel of an outdated "mom and pop" operation and their website is terrible. However, there is nice path and boardwalk and even though it wasn't the "busy season" we did a number of manatees both close to the visitor center and...More

Thank Marian R
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Manatees are such a treat to see year after year. The grounds are nice to walk around in, there is a gift shop. I like to go down by the river and see if there are any gators around.

Thank Diana M O
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, right off Main road. Parking needs to be fixed, seriously not fun parking in grass. Great time other than that. Watching the Manatee was cool. They're so neat, during the winter us the best time. Good family time

Thank FtMyersFoody
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Go early to rent a kayak there. We kayaked out thru the overhanging trees to the river where the Manatees come in the winter since the water is warm there from a near by power plant. Best day ever! I highly recommend it!

1  Thank DebonairTravel
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Everyone should see manatees at least once if you are in this area. They are slow moving and living in groups it seems.

Thank Ft_Myers_FLSunshine
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a marvelous experience, taking time to relax and enjy the sight of the manatees bouncing up and down in the ponds. The setting is informative and very worthwhile for learning about these curioius creatures and seeing them perform.

1  Thank jbc1940
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Not much to say. You get what you pay for in this area. Cute but not real exciting. Just move slow and then you might have some fun.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Using the address in tripadvisor we went around and around using the GPS. Ended up going up the street to Manatee Park, which is a nice park, however the weather was unseasonably warm so no Manatees for us.

1  Thank scubapotter
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nellnel
Would this be a good place to visit in June?
26 March 2017|
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Response from luckyg215 | Reviewed this property |
In June you will Not see the manatees. It is still a nice place to see the butterfly gardens, kayak, take a limited walk, see the tiki hut, or to have kids play on the play ground, but manatees are only there when it is cold... More
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Sharon205
I'm looking for a boat ride to see the manatees with my handicapped daughter. She is in a wheel chair and would love to be able to board a boat and see them. Do you know of any place we can do this?
6 February 2017|
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Response from Wayne H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have both kayaks and canoes on site that you can rent and go out among the manatees. Not sure if this is suitable for this parent's daughter, but it may be worth looking into.
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Gottone
Are the Manatees around in Jan.?
6 November 2016|
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Response from luckyg215 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see the manatees in January. The park has no cost except to park or rent kayaks. A volunteer gives tours free. If they aren't available you can see the manatees & enjoy the experience without their explanations... More
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