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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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Want to see the manatees? Come when it is cold; they swim up here near the power plant to get warm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry B
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Small but informative park. Nice views of the river and kayaks are available. The best time to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon H
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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” (228 reviews)
“warm water” (152 reviews)
“orange river” (55 reviews)
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10901 State Road 80, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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+1 239-690-5030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to see the manatees? Come when it is cold; they swim up here near the power plant to get warm. Com in the morning when the sun will be behind you and wear polarized glasses.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but informative park. Nice views of the river and kayaks are available. The best time to go to see manatees is in the winter when the water is cold. Very clean as well with ample parking.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the park during Labir Day weekend. It was very hot and there wete no manatees. There was also noone at the kayak rentals.

Thank asithappened
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manatees don't like the colder water, so they will swim toward the power plant's warmer water discharge. January and February are best. Kayaks are available to rent at the park.

Thank ralphc430
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 8 August 2017 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 August 2017

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

2  Thank Nate F
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jerrie C
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Jaime N
7 August 2017|
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Response from 44Cloudbuster | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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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.
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GrannySlabma
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.
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