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Beautiful day on the ocean at Manatee Park on Anne-Marie Island have nice facilities there they have a restaurant where you can get some snacky foods rent a brella or chair white sandy beaches very nice.
This is, when the weather is right, the most amazing place to get close to manatees, either in a kayak or a paddleboard. When it's right you may see 100 manatees of all ages. Parking is easy and water access very accessible
I’m from here so it’s not such a big deal to see manatees. That said, this park is located at the power plant cooling water outfall so the water is quite warm in the winter. The manatees love it in the winter and treat it...More
We visited for about two hours and had a wonderful time. While we didn’t see any manatees we did have a good time looking. The bingo game they had was fun and helped us identify the flora and fauna of the area. We also saw...More
No manatees to be seen on September 27, 2018. That being said, there are two lovely play grounds for the little ones and the nature trails are quite pretty. We did see lots of butterflies and there are informational signs everywhere. The information center is...More
Response from LongIslandMabel | Reviewed this property |
I'm only in Florida in the winter (when I also didn't see any manatees in the park!) and my guess is that the manatees don't need to be by the power plant for warmth now because all the waters are warm in the summer.
Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater & huddled up as much as they could to try and stay warm.