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Manatee Park

#8 of 117 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Great place to visit!

This is a nice little park. You can rent kayaks here on the weekends 9-12. Actual manatee sightings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fort Myers, Florida
amazing "Water-Cows"

These "guys " were floating leisurely and peacefully in this part of Orange River. They're a sight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roswell, New Mexico
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“warm water” (152 reviews)
“orange river” (54 reviews)
10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice little park. You can rent kayaks here on the weekends 9-12. Actual manatee sightings are more frequent in the colder months because the water is warm here from the nearby power plant. There is a nature trail with a map that...More

Thank boyzmama
Reviewed 1 week ago

These "guys " were floating leisurely and peacefully in this part of Orange River. They're a sight to behold. It's a heart-warming moments in seeing them...

Thank hereandnow2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are always multiple manatees to view in this area. Will not disappoint. Adult and baby manatees will be available for your viewing.

1  Thank Spencer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place to visit you can see the manatees up close and see the babies a nice area to walk around area for the kids to play souvenir shop comment they have a couple there that set up and explain all about the manatees...More

1  Thank marinegirl21653
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you're renting kayaks, skip this attraction except in exceptionally cool weather. If the gulf temperatures are above about 73ºf you aren't likely to see much of anything. There are other ways to get up close and personal with manatees in Florida. Several of the...More

1  Thank Nate F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. We launched our Kayaks and toured the groves watching the manatees and enjoying the outdoors.

Thank Jerrie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manatees enjoy a warm place to relax and vacation as much as the visitors to SWFL in the winter. The clean natural gas burining power plant's warm water discharge provides a great way to attract these huge mammals. They love hanging out in the Orange...More

Thank Luckyme1980
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped st ManTee Park, they offer a lecture on the Manatee & their background. There are a number of viewing areas. You can also rent kayaks there.

1  Thank 44Cloudbuster
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The manatees swim up to the power plant in winter to seek warmth. This enables you to observe the "gentle giants" close up!!

Thank Debbi T
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to see Manatees close up this is the place. Can get crowded during Winter months when the Manatees come upstream for the waters being warmed by the power plant.

Thank Freckl2
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Jaime N
7 August 2017|
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Josh L
7 May 2017|
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Response from arownet | Reviewed this property |
Just pay for parking. Admission is free.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Renard K | Reviewed this property |
I never saw any kayakers when I was there. Granny, since you are in Fort Myers, give the park a call. I'm sure that they could tell you.