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“Site appears to be out-of-business...”
Review of Manatee World

Manatee World
Ranked #40 of 112 things to do in Fort Myers
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Hamilton, Canada
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Site appears to be out-of-business...”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We found the site in a listing of attractions but couldn't really find much on it. Our
Tom-Tom directed us there ( we were close by at another site) and found the place
to be shut down... gates were blocked off. Unsure if shut down for good or during
apparent road construction.

Visited April 2013
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Florida
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200 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“If you've never seen a manatee, start here”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

You pay only to park, and one hour is enough. You see the manatees in the wild, docile as they are. Bring a camera. The pavilion has excellent educational posters and video. To see the "whole beast" you have to go to Mote Marine in Sarasota, (also excellent) but this is what you may encounter in a SW FL boat ride.

Visited February 2012
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5 Thank FloridaFelix
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Lewes, Delaware
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A fun, informative and totally enjoyable tour with lots of manatees”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

On the website for southwest florida travel.com it said that this tour was out of business and to go to Manatee Park instead. Someone lied. We checked this tour out and I am so glad we did. It was one of the most enjoyable days we have had. We really did see lots of manatees up close. The captain was very informative and fun. Very much worth the money. If you are really interested in manatees call 693-1434 Manatee & Eco River Tours it's wonderful!

Visited January 2012
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16 Thank ann l
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great afternoon on the water!”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

We went on Jan 21st, 2012 and had a great 2 hour pontoon boat ride (from 1 to 3pm) and we saw lots of manatees! The captain is a great guy, very knowledgable about the manatees and the area in general. He made sure that everyone on the boat had their fill of the manatees before we started back. He was very nice, open to questions and was very much passionate about the protection and conservation of the manatees (it's nice to see that there are still people out there that care about wildlife). We would definitely recommend this tour to our friends!

Visited January 2012
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14 Thank Chad A
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lots of manatees!”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This river tour was really fun! Definitely worth the money! The captain is really good and we saw at least 40 manatees. We went in january and i suggest packing a sweatshirt because once the boat gets going it gets a little chilly. Also there is no bathroom on the boat so make sure you go before you leave the dock!

Visited January 2012
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