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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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A fun place to visit with the family, small children included...Go on a cold day and you will be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary D
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Fantastic

If you want to see manatees this is the place! Great place for the entire family. If you like to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
803terrenceb
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (252 reviews)
“warm water” (174 reviews)
“orange river” (60 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun place to visit with the family, small children included...Go on a cold day and you will be assured to seeany Manitees....Our teenagers liked to see them swimming in and under the water... They are happy creatures.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see manatees this is the place! Great place for the entire family. If you like to kayak it’s there also.

Thank 803terrenceb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews have noted, not terribly impressionable, but you will always see manatees. And what a better way to spend a beautiful winter day in Ft Myers than a quick drive to the manatee Park and overlooking the water with the surprise of seeing...More

Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best time to go there is either Jan. or Feb. because the ocean temperature are cool so the Manatee come the that area where the warm water comes from the Power Plant across the road which supplies warm water. We saw over 200 Gentle Giants...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there in February and there were a lot of manatees swimming or sitting around. It was really neat to see them. I will go there again.

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a terribly scenic or romantic place, near a power plant, but the manatees love it when the Gulf waters are colder than 68 degrees. Fairly informative nature walk, and of course there's the manatees. They tend to stay submerged, surfacing with their snouts every...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really nice little park. Parking was very inexpensive. Lots of trails to walk. The Manatees weren't in the park during our visit but we still enjoyed spending time here.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told the Manatee have been gone for a week now and we visited on 4/3. It was a cool park though and we walked along the water and talked fishing with a guy fishing for snook. We did see a small snake on...More

Thank Gamecock97
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no manatees unless it is really cold. The park is nice and educational. It was a pleasant walk.

Thank 341larryf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little park to see manatees in the wild. You have to go there when the water in the gulf is still cool, because the manatees come into the park canal that is heated by the electric power plant across the road...More

Thank JimBoothbayCC
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Wayne M
22 February 2018|
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Response from BusyMicheLady | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January when it was so dang cold - the manatees ARE there - but you can't really see them.....we saw a lot of BACKS and then noses poking up for air, but that was about it. They were trying to stay underwater... More
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Jerilynn L
21 February 2018|
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Response from KyBoop | Reviewed this property |
You could call the park and ask them to make sure.
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MAAGR
10 February 2018|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
You very well might. The cooler the temperature, the more they gather together next to the power plant for the warm water.
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