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Manatee Park

#8 of 113 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 park, if you go from November through March you will see the manatees

Nice park and if your lucky enough you will see the Manatees we were able to see one. They do have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lindy L
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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
via mobile
Manatee Park

this was a good place to take a walk and look for Manatees . to read up on them, see pioturesYou... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
elserg24
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Santa Ana, California
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Look for the West Indian manatee.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“power plant” (224 reviews)
“warm water” (152 reviews)
“winter months” (70 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80 (Palm Beach Blvd), Fort Myers, FL 33905
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+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice park and if your lucky enough you will see the Manatees we were able to see one. They do have a outside class to teach you about the manatees. There is also some great hiking paths and a cute little shop with some cute...More

Thank Lindy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

this was a good place to take a walk and look for Manatees . to read up on them, see pioturesYou have to look f9r them they feed off the weeds

Thank elserg24
Reviewed 5 days ago

The experience is unique in that you sit on a huge fallen tree while the guide tells you all about the manatees and the park. Afterward free posters and brochures are passes out. By advised that unless the weather and the water are cool, the...More

Thank Cegis360Playground
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit however we didn't see any manatees. They are gone for the summer season but we still took the trip just for the fun of it. We got a nice souvenir from one of the women working the grounds....More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for all ages. Fabulous view of the manatees in the winter months ONLY. There's a power plant nearby that keeps the water warm in the winter months and the manatees migrate to this area of the river. Kayaks for rent as well.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went here on kayaks that we rented. Though we did not see any manatees we still had a great time and saw plenty of other animals like fish and birds.

Thank semclaughlin13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many manatees during the winter in a bay or estuary off the river. I think the water is warmer there due to the nearby power plant. Easy viewing, even for handicapped. Plenty of parking. Its and easy half hour or hour outing and interesting for...More

Thank golferbogie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the cool weather season this is where the manatee's swim to. The park is at the edge of Fort Myers (probably a 10-15 minute ride). When the Gulf of Mexico gets to be colder the manatee's come up the river and into the canal...More

1  Thank tpoppinga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walks, clean picnic area, good canoe and kayak rentals. Great way to see many of these gentle giants who come into the inlet waters warmed by the nearby power plant. It is a thrilling experience for all ages.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to bring winter visitors. In the cooler months dozens of manatees come in to the protected inlet. Visitors can see them relatively up close. There is also rental opportunities for canoes and kayak to get a REAL close up view...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Josh L
Is it free to get in?
7 May 2017|
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Response from haifa a | Reviewed this property |
It is free. There is a parking fee of $2
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GrannySlabma
How much are kayak rentals?
9 April 2017|
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Response from haifa a | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. But people were kayaking there.
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nellnel
Is this a good place to visit in June?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Mchlpdnnlly | Reviewed this property |
Probably not because the manatees will Be out in the ocean then. They come into the bay when it's cold because the water near the power plant is warmer.
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