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Manatee Park

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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Many, many manatees!

I am so glad hurricane Maria delayed out visit to Ft. Myers, the manatees would have been far out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kay T
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
via mobile
Once in a lifetime experience

It was only in the 40s on the day we went to Manatee park which may have been why there were so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canton, Michigan
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am so glad hurricane Maria delayed out visit to Ft. Myers, the manatees would have been far out to sea in September. We arrived a day before the first winter cold snap. Manatees prefer warm water and the cold weather had them ganged up...More

Thank Kay T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was only in the 40s on the day we went to Manatee park which may have been why there were so many there! I’d guess close to 100?! Very cool to see them in the wild. The best part for us was renting a...More

Thank toddlermom81
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went in January so not yet high season best to go earlier in day . The parking lot gets packed but the parking lot kids do a great job organizing and directing you to a spot.There were a lot of manatees to see because...More

Thank rumpole15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were a lot of people at the park today to see the Manatees in the warm water. The water could have been clearer, but it was neat to see them. There were many in the park. You can also rent kayaks to go down...More

Thank lcrib
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular when seeing it the first time. Even visiting a year later, pretty much the same thing. Not really worth the second trip!

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the place to go if you like to see Manatees. But you only get to see them during the winter month. I counted at least 30+. Parking: $2 per hour or $5 for the day.

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved seeing these gentle giants - have to pay nominal fee for parking - manatees are glad for the attention and put on a show

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal! They were everywhere & it's FREE! A great park & the viewing of these very unusual & interesting animals is spectacular!

Thank Ray J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice family day. Lots of Manatees. Clean. Reasonable to park. Would recommend for all ages. Easy access off of I-75. Family restaurants nearby.

Thank venetians2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to see a lot of manatees. There are a lot of educational things there too for young children and adults!

Thank jimwalt
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1 January 2018|
Response from Mari Anne G | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any grills, but I wasn't looking for them either. They have picnic shelters you can rent. I would check with the Lee County Parks department or hopefully someone else on here might have a more definitive... More
29 December 2017|
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Response from ralphc430 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can reserve a kayak, but that may not guarantee it will be available exactly when you asked for it. Call the Park to reserve.
Vicky S
19 December 2017|
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Response from MasterNaturalist |
One to two hours should be enough to check out all there is to do at the park. There is a gift shop, concession, children's playground, volunteer center, walking trails, Manatee viewing areas and micro replicas of the types... More