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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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A cold day won’t disappoint!

Being a South Florida native and growing up with manatees, I had high standards for a park named... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
W9608EEchristinac
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Great place to see manatees.

Great place to see manatees. Plan your trip when the waters of the gulf are chilly. That is when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marguerite R
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (251 reviews)
“warm water” (171 reviews)
“winter months” (78 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Being a South Florida native and growing up with manatees, I had high standards for a park named them. We stopped by one chilly day (by a South Floridian’s standards) hoping to see a few manatees. The waterway was packed!!! Manatees flock to escape the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to see manatees. Plan your trip when the waters of the gulf are chilly. That is when the manatees migrate to the park as the water is warmer there.

Thank Marguerite R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for us older people - have as many wrinkles as we do. Haha Park very well kept and hosts friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful experience when the gulf is cool the manatees are abundant here. The informational talk was interesting. A great place to take visitors and children when the manatees are there.

Thank Michigansnowbird2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No admittance fee. When Southern Florida is having cool weather the Manatees migrate here for warmer water. There are Kayaks you can rent. Easy walk for entire family.

Thank 205leslieb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time watching the manatee and walking around the property and playing on the playground. The gift shop is not much of a gift shop though.

Thank boobug2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No entrance fee, just pay for parking. You walk around and see if you can see any manatees. Even though we only got to see a few bubbles and a few of them popping up for air, it was a good time, and a nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the grandkids there on one of the coldest days last winter.. "tons" of manatees literally...lol There was a nice playground. great parking. Nice park just for an everyday visit, but you want to go on the cold days to see the manatees.. (They come...More

Thank hurracainedonna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in the cooler months we went to see the manatee's. its a fun thing to do. there were so many. great family outting

Thank magicbus224
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive short trip with guaranteed wildlife! Can’t miss at this time of year. Fun to see and can stay longer for kayak rental, etc.

Thank Owzone1
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Bkhj1510
June 18, 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.
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Wayne M
February 22, 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
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Jerilynn L
February 21, 2018|
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Response from sparklyjo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I went in January and saw several!
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