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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 must see if you are in Fr. Myers during "winter"

The Manatee Park is such a great little haven. If you happen to be in Ft. Myers when the water temp... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Manatees are beautiful!

A great way to see manatees coming together to enjoy the warm water from the electric plant in... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
William S
Fort Myers, Florida
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manatee Park is such a great little haven. If you happen to be in Ft. Myers when the water temp is below about 70 degrees, the manatees will all congregate at this park, and you will get to see hundreds at a time! The...More

Thank shannonacosta10
Reviewed November 9, 2017

A great way to see manatees coming together to enjoy the warm water from the electric plant in cooler weather. We also enjoy it during the summer as a place to kayak.

Thank William S
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Manatee Park is nice at any time of the year but you'll only see the manatees in the winter when it gets cooler. They are drawn to the warm water coming out of the FPL power plant. We have seen just a few at times...More

Thank RosyPosyJosy
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We went on a cold (40's F) morning. The manatees congregate in pools exiting the power plant. Great views. I would say about 40 manatees all sizes and ages.

2  Thank Mooretosee
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I well laid out park with plenty of places to view the wildlife and interesting film show, only spoilt by the manetee hiding so I only saw his nose!

Thank PompeyTraveller007
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

It’s early yet but we were able to see a mother and some babies in the water swimming around Kayak launch not open yet but soon

Thank Dan G
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This was a nice place to stretch our legs and relax for an hour, although our sons could have spent the whole day there. I was fun to watch for the Manatee to come to the top of the water. It is amazing how large...More

Thank tents0118
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Very nice park. Learn all about the local flora and fauna and animals. Great!!! volunteers and staff on site to give you LOTS of information. So cool to see the manatees surfacing to get air. Cute little baby manatees!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Small but lovely little park very inexpensive. Easy to get two free parking and lower admission fee make this a very affordable outing for a family or individual. Even rent kayaks to kayak in the river near or around that very gentle manatee for an...More

1  Thank Corides
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The Manatee love the warm water from the electrical plant. The problem is they only congregate in the winter AND if it's a sunny day, the only thing you will see is the reflection of the sky on top of the water. I will say...More

1  Thank nanciefaye
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December 4, 2017|
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Response from Melanie W | Reviewed this property |
No pets are allowed.
Kelli C
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Jerrie C | Reviewed this property |
during season, you will want to go earlier in the day to beat the crowd.
Kelli C
November 20, 2017|
Response from Cegis360Playground | Reviewed this property |
It's not so much the time of day that matters, but rather the temperature of the water. When the water is cold the manatees gather near the shore line to warm up courtesy of the nearby hydroelectric plant. I would think... More