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Manatee Park

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Lots of Manatees!

We went early in the day to visit this park... It is a bargain, the only cost is a $2.00 parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie H
A cold day won’t disappoint!

Being a South Florida native and growing up with manatees, I had high standards for a park named... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there twice and the way it is designed you cant see any manatees or at least i never have. Go to Seriena Vista park in Cape Coral it is free and you can usually see Manatees.

3  Thank woopsidaisey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went early in the day to visit this park... It is a bargain, the only cost is a $2.00 parking fee. There were many manatees, adults and babies, swimming in the canal. You have to be patient but they do surface and swim fairly...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a South Florida native and growing up with manatees, I had high standards for a park named them. We stopped by one chilly day (by a South Floridian’s standards) hoping to see a few manatees. The waterway was packed!!! Manatees flock to escape the...More

1  Thank W9608EEchristinac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see manatees. Plan your trip when the waters of the gulf are chilly. That is when the manatees migrate to the park as the water is warmer there.

Thank Marguerite R
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great for us older people - have as many wrinkles as we do. Haha Park very well kept and hosts friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a wonderful experience when the gulf is cool the manatees are abundant here. The informational talk was interesting. A great place to take visitors and children when the manatees are there.

2  Thank Michigansnowbird2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

No admittance fee. When Southern Florida is having cool weather the Manatees migrate here for warmer water. There are Kayaks you can rent. Easy walk for entire family.

Thank 205leslieb
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had a nice time watching the manatee and walking around the property and playing on the playground. The gift shop is not much of a gift shop though.

Thank boobug2017
Reviewed 30 July 2018

No entrance fee, just pay for parking. You walk around and see if you can see any manatees. Even though we only got to see a few bubbles and a few of them popping up for air, it was a good time, and a nice...More

2  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Took the grandkids there on one of the coldest days last winter.. "tons" of manatees literally...lol There was a nice playground. great parking. Nice park just for an everyday visit, but you want to go on the cold days to see the manatees.. (They come...More

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18 June 2018|
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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.
Wayne M
22 February 2018|
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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
Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from sparklyjo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I went in January and saw several!