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Manatee Park

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Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 690 5030
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Look for the West Indian manatee.

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We had a great time visiting the park. There were quite a lot of cars and people so I was afraid the manatees may be a no show due to the noise. It was slow at first but if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a great time visiting the park. There were quite a lot of cars and people so I was afraid the manatees may be a no show due to the noise. It was slow at first but if you sit, wait, and be patient you will be rewarded with seeing these magnificent creatures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome place to meander around. We enjoyed viewing the manatees, watching people kayak.(rentals available, gift shop & great place for a picnic lunch. You pay to park, but otherwise you can walk around & enjoy the sites for free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love to visit the park and while we haven't seen manatees on any visit, the scenery is wonderful and great place to stroll! We come often and will continue to do so!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Manatee park is an awesome experience if you hit the weather right. Go in the morning as the Suns glare doesn't impede your obscure your veiw. When the Gulfs waters start to dip around 68 degrees the Manatee are everywhere litterly hundreds. Recommend kayaking rentals or launch your own right there.

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Homer, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We drove a long way from Cape Coral to hopefully see manatees. The park was really nice, but there were no manatees. The park guide said that she had spotted one earlier that day, but none afterward. As others have suggested, you are more likely to see something in the cooler months. It was worth a shot anyway.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place to see the manatees but only in the cooler winter months. It can be fun to kayak there with them. You can rent one but it's awfully expensive. You can bring your own.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I can only assume June is the off season as the place was deserted. However there, was a sign stating you were required to pay to park. After walking around a little bit we did run across two baby armadillos. If my grandson was happy with that, so was I.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wish we'd brought a kayak or had more time to rent one because there were manatees everywhere. The water is shallow and clear enough that you can easily spot them, especially when they come up for air. The people out in the kayaks were actually touching them! I'd go again better prepared to kayak.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We rented boats and although it was anice place we never saw a manatee. We still had a good time with the kids and I'm sure they have manatees so good luck.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you want to see manatees this is the place to go in the winter months. The manatees are West Indian manatee that were introduced to Florida and not native to Florida. Manatee Park is not a natural habitat but man made. The power plant across the street had to put in heaters to continue to supply warm water after... More 

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Address: Address: 10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 690 5030
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers

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