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All reviews power plant warm water orange river winter months rent a kayak these gentle giants manatees congregate cold weather viewing area gulf waters a small gift shop butterfly garden per hour lee county worth the trip fish ft myers
This is a lovely park. We were able to see several manatees in a couple areas of the park. The gift shop offers a small selection of items appropriate to the park. We enjoyed our time here and recommends stopping if you want to see...More
Not the most picturesque setting as by a power plant. It is the warm water from the plant that attracts the manatee. The weather had cooled so the manatee had come inland. They could be seen from a distance. We have been to Blue Spring...More
Manatee Park is a great place to view manatees (particularly when the weather is cool) for the price of parking. After viewing the manatees, take advantage of some of the nearby unique restaurants that are a bit off the beaten path. Three suggestions: 1. Table...More
Stopped here to see if the Manatees were available . Paid for parking and walked to path to water. Found a divot in the water and waited,
Soon Manatees started to come to the surface to get air. Great experience and good signage recommend to...More
A wonderful compact park with plenty of car parking (pay at meter - but very reasonable)
Helpful little guide booklet and advice offered, from the visitor centre, as to the best place to find the manatee’s on the day of your visit.
Well laid out...More
Went at end of November and was able to see a few manatees. Arrived early in the morning and was the only person there. Parking is cheap, paid $1 for an hour. Have to self-pay and place receipt on dashboard.
Several viewing areas, I had...More
If you go be sure there is no or little wind for better viewing.A little cooler day is good because they tend to go toward the electric plant.Plenty of areas to view from,and parking is reasonable.Worth the trip mainly for kids on the right day.
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.
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
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 & huddled up as much as they could to try and stay warm.