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Address: 5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239 694 4042
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Manatee Giants

It is very important to arrive in the morning to see the Manatee's in the river. After noon the sun is not right for you to view them. At the head of the river is a power plant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Lehigh, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live here locally, so sometimes the manatee and dolphin sightings can become normal, but they are always welcomed! This is a wonderful park dedicated to viewing these amazing animals in their natural habitat. Can get busy during certain times of the year. But plenty of different viewing areas, and most people breeze through, so you wont have much difficulty... More 

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Eastern NC
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park for the 4th time. Have always seen manatees, but this time was the best. There were literally hundreds of them! Some of the staff were counting them and in just the one area there were 100. Best to go when it's cooler. That's when they come in to warm up.

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1 Thank magnoliagem
Lehigh, Florida
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It is very important to arrive in the morning to see the Manatee's in the river. After noon the sun is not right for you to view them. At the head of the river is a power plant; there is warm water coming from the plant & the Manatee's swim in from the gulf or river after spending the night... More 

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2 Thank mrsa411
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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387 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Will visit the manatees whenever in the Fort Myers area. It is awesome to observe these creatures in their "natural" environment. Looking forward to the next visit.

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1 Thank Denny B
Fort Myers, Florida
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92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The grandkids love it when we go there. Don't waste your time in the summer but the manatees love the warm water coming out of the power plant when it is cool.

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1 Thank nlb0818
Fort Myers, Florida
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92 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a lovely park year round but when the waters are cold the manatees gravitate here for the warm waters generated but the power plant nearby.

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2 Thank Sherri N
Troy, New York
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a very low key natural place. You may be disappointed because manatee sightings are sporadic and greatly depend upon the temperature. It's a small park with many native plant species marked with detailed descriptions. We've been three times, and only saw manatees once, but it was spectacular. They are hard to spot, as they move slowly and stay... More 

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1 Thank Nancy M
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

It was awesome to see and pet the Manatees. I was here back in 1997ish and saw Snooty the old living captive Manatee.

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1 Thank Phil R
Florida
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A nice family park where you can see the Manatees, provided the Gulf Water Temperatures are low. Usually Manatees are present in January and February. There are other facilities in the park for the youngsters to play on.

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Thank FreddyMcReady
Fort Myers, Florida
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90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is the place to see manatees up close. You have to be there when the manatees are there which means the weather has chilled.

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