5 manatees 60 yards away doing nothing. Save your time. Drove here from St Pete. F that. I know its a free but my 13 and 10 thought it was lame.
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About Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
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Such a fun place to go November through beginning of March. Free parking, free admission, wonderful boardwalk from which one can view manatees close in as well as in the open water near the electric plant. There is a sting ray exhibit which was fascinating....More
First thing - this place is a bit of a drive. We came from Clearwater and after 40 minutes and many miles of industrial buildings we began to wonder if we were heading in the wrong direction. Just keep with it! It’s a little further...More
This was the second of the 'Power Station' manatee viewing areas that we had visited during a tour of Florida. It was by far the best. The facility is well laid out with Skate tanks and bird trail walks, however, the stars of the show...More
We saw about 5 manatees, lots of big fish. Its was 80 degrees out, there are usually more manatees when it's colder. The stingray touch tank was fun for the kids and there was a fun educational room too. It is definitely a fun, quick...More
You can see a whole lot of manatees as well as a bunch of fish like Tarpon in the very clear waters. It's worth the stop.
A great experience for children, families and really anyone interested in the gentle giants we call manatees. You get to get up and personal with some very close viewing options. The winter months tend to be the best as the manatees gather to play and...More