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Manatee Observation & Education Center

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Manatee Observation & Education Center

329 Reviews
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480 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3024
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Fort Pierce Inshore Fishing Charters
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Fort Pierce Inshore Fishing Charters

Experience and explore the intercoastal and backwaters of Indian River Lagoon which has an abundance of Snook,Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper and Black Drum. Just minutes from Waterfront Beach, Fort Pierce Island has all types of fishing an eye’s view. View the beautiful scenery, while experiencing the thrill of a chance to catch the local inshore king, “the Snook” and many other species. A fishing enthusiast may choose to chase the resident fish, but there is a lot of variety for every angler.<br><br> All charters are guided by a licensed Captain in a modern inshore boat flat or bay boat, we provide the fishing rods and reels, right and left-handed and all the tackle you can use, as well as all other necessities including safety equipment.<br><br>While visitors were experiencing Fort Pierce and the outdoor fishing, they also enjoyed a trip through the Navy Seal Museum, a trip to Jetty Park or Blind Creek Beach!&#xa0;
$490.38 per adult
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Angela G wrote a review Feb 2020
Carneys Point, New Jersey28 contributions5 helpful votes
Very informative with very knowledgeable volunteers. We got lucky and saw a manatee on her way out of the harbor!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wendy l wrote a review Feb 2020
20 contributions1 helpful vote
Great information indoors about manatees and other ocean life. Excellent gift shop. Saw a few manatees from a distance- it was a hot morning.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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George M wrote a review Feb 2020
Glen Burnie, Maryland193 contributions52 helpful votes
There is a seaside park and an Intet-Coastal Waterway park. During the right time of the year you can observe Manatees in the inter coastal.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Peter A wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiscasset, Maine50 contributions20 helpful votes
We were publicly shamed in front of a tour by a staff member while in a tiny plastic boat attempting to look at the other boats in the marina. The staff member said that it was a no wake zone, which we knew and couldn't possibly have been going any slower with our tiny electric
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Response from ManateeCenter, Manager at Manatee Observation & Education Center
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Dear Peter, I am very sorry to hear about your experience at the Manatee Center. We strive to be inclusive and patient in our education and communications, and what you experienced is not representative of our approach. Our team is largely volunteer-based, with only four staff members and nearly 150 volunteers. We take care to train staff and volunteers alike toward a positive educational and outreach approach, and we will address this promptly. As a team, we are passionate about protecting the manatees in Moore's Creek, and we can sometimes get lost in our own message. It sounds like your boat may have been in Moore's Creek, which is actually a motorboat-prohibited zone between November 15 and March 31st. Motorboats are actually required by law to turn their motors off, and, if possible, raise the propellers out of the water. This is because of the manatee migration activity during these months. I'm certain the person who was talking to you meant well, but that does not excuse public shaming. I am sorry again for your experience, and we wish you the best in your travels and conservation efforts. We're happy to hear you experienced a manatee sighting during your visit, and we're very happy to know that you are fellow environment lovers and conservationists. Our sincere apologies and best wishes, Rachel and the ManaTeam
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Dan A wrote a review Feb 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia813 contributions69 helpful votes
Road trip! The center is small and there really weren’t any manatees to observe. Don’t expect to see manatees here. You are more likely to find them in the marina next door.
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