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“Absolutely worth the trip !”
Review of Manatee Park

Manatee Park
Ranked #8 of 113 things to do in Fort Myers
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Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
michigan
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110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Absolutely worth the trip !”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

I saw the reviews on trip advisor and decided that my husband and I should take a drive there. We were thrilled with this place ! Several manatees, lots of volunteer workers (very knowledgeable) Trails, picnic areas... Clean restrooms. You can even rent a kayak to get close us to the manatees, We went on a Sunday but we plan to go back on a weekday for a nice relaxing picnic. Just a beautiful relaxing place ...

Visited January 2012
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Naples, Florida, United States
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“CALUSA BLUEWAY OUTFITTERS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I have lived in Florida for awhile and never have been here. What a great secret!!!! I will take my friends and visitors in the future to this wonderful place . We rented kayaks and had manatees all around us. The outfitters were so helpful getting us in and out of the water with no problems. What a joy with them!

Visited January 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful park, great place to see manatees”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Wonderful walking trails. Great county park. Good facilities.

Visited January 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Manatees, Manatees, Manatees”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

We probably saw 30-40 manatees in our 2 hour kayaking tour. They were so close we could touch them. Several went under my kayak. At one point, a particularly curious one was nudging my kayak forward from behind. A truly awesome experience. $15/hour for a single kayak. Interestingly enough we didn't have to commit to how long we were going to be on the water--we just paid upon our return. Courteous staff and the gentleman helping to get us in the water was quite correct that the manatees were in the coves. In this hurried world, it was a great change of pace to find that by being still in one of the coves, you could see the most manatees. For those that don't like the water, we saw 5 or 6 manatees at the viewing station as well. This will be a must do for all of our visitors between now and March.

Visited January 2012
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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Holy sea cow!”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Our $3 admission per car (there were 4 adults) was so affordable! not only did we get to see many manatee's, but the butterflies were fabulous! Very educational, and well worth a stop! There is a playground and picnic areas (no swimming). Nice way to spend an afternoon, and for $3!!!!!

Visited January 2012
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