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Manatee Park

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Manatees were all out too hot in this weather

Payed a quick visit to the Manatee Park. The weather has been too hot so the animals seems to have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Unusual experience

Especially during cold snaps, this is the place to see these fabulous animals. Excellent guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marsha v
Fort Myers, Florida
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Payed a quick visit to the Manatee Park. The weather has been too hot so the animals seems to have been swimming to the sea.

Thank 965karlf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Especially during cold snaps, this is the place to see these fabulous animals. Excellent guides, good gift shop.

Thank marsha v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank 689georgeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

2  Thank norainrider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manatees are only there when the waters in the gulf or rivers are too cold so you'll only see them late Dec through early Feb. Nice park, clean and quiet. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank Joey B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Manatees came in as predicted. It was a slow paced and fun visit. The park is large enough and not crowded when I went.

1  Thank Reginald W
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Do you want to see manatees??? Go here anytime its cold out! Right across from the power plant! Great place to see these beautiful creatures!

1  Thank MirGRU27
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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!