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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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Manatees

This was a nice part to walk around, We didn't see many Manatees because the Gulf was warming up. We did see a Mommy and her baby. It was pleasant and the gardens were nice too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice part to walk around, We didn't see many Manatees because the Gulf was warming up. We did see a Mommy and her baby. It was pleasant and the gardens were nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Manatee Park is always a stop to visit & see those sea creatures. Watching them come up for air is wonderful & your camera must be ready as they do it very quickly, I discovered. Great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you time your visit properly, usually Feb/March is safe, you will see manatees. We took our own kayaks and enjoyed a river trip. Only a couple of manatees, but we have seen them before and wanted to explore the area by boat. A nice place for a picnic and very inexpensive. Not very busy in mid-week.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We travelled over from Orlando to see the Manatees in the wild, unfortunately as the waters of the Gulf had reached a comfortable temperature for them they had no need to head inland for the warmer waters so there were none to be seen. The park did put a sign up in the car park advising of this though, to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We saw only one or two manatees. But it was worth it to go during a time that was not too cool. We were advised that during the cooler months the Manatees come up further into the stream

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Fairfax, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We didn't see any Manatees, but in the very early spring or in the winter when they are present it could be quite interesting. A low key place for a nice afternoon picnic. Kayaks are canoes are available for rent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It looks like nothing driving into it, but no one has their hands in your pocket. You pay for parking and that is it if you want to see a Manatee. Nice leisurely stroll through the park with Manatee observation decks. Simple is NICE>

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The audio recording (nobody answers the phones) states manatee will not be there if the gulf temperature is above 68 degrees. The day we got there the temp was right at 68, and there was a sign posted that no manatee were there that day. If someone is available to post that sign, it seems like they should be able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This park is really quaint and would be a wonderful place to picnic. No manatees at this time (April 6) According to park, manatees only visit during the cool months. The waters in the inlet are warmed by a nearby electric power plant. However, we saw other wildlife: rabbits, squirrels, woodpecker, butterflies. Fee is honor system: $1-2 per hour or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The park was easy to find and the gift shop is amazing. I really loved being outside on a somewhat cool day and seeing all the manatees swimming around. Perfect destination for travelers on a cool day which is when the manatees come to the park.

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