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“Great time”
Review of Manatee Park

Manatee Park
Ranked #14 of 125 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

First visit and it was great. We saw a number of manatees and walked around the park. The weather was perfect and the park was not crowded. I understand that the winter months are when the manatee visit this area. We will definitely bring our out of town guests.

1  Thank PorscheLover
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Go here on cold days and you will see alot of manatees! Also a nice small nature trail that is a boarwalk. We are going kayaking here soon. It looks like as great water way.

Thank CapeCoralAlley
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

WE went to see the manatees while we were in the area as it had been chilly and all the manatees were there for the warm waters.. We saw alot of very young ones. And one huge one. The place is clean and employees friendly. WE did not use the kayakes but we would like too in the future

Thank doris h
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is a small park by the power plant which attracts Manatees due to the warm water discharge from the plant. We went in December 2012 and got to see quite a few Manatees. The park is very well kept and only requires a minimal fee for parking. I highly recommend visiting while in the Fort Myers area!

1  Thank Jeff F
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Convenient location right off I-75. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend bringing a kayak or renting one there - it's the best way to experience the manatees up close. Minimal current and very easy paddling. Best to go when the air temperature is in the 50's or so because more manatees will be there for the warm discharge water from the power station. The fishing pier at the park is a good place to see the animals especially in the cooler months. Nice shaded picnic area and clean restrooms. Good way to spend an afternoon and very family oriented! Small parking fee and very reasonable kayak rentals.

1  Thank AquaNancy
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