Manatees are hard to see due to distance. Lots of fish & small sharks. Sting Ray petting. Doesn't take much time. A little disappointing. We did not go to the viewing tower which is not for manatees.
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About Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
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This facility is best used during the colder months say December, January, February and March. This is when the warm water from the plant attracts many Manatees, Tarpon and other species of fish. We can stand on the pier and see them swim under you...More
We enjoyed the nice summer evening, it was cool & worth going. It's a short visit, 1-2 hours in a evening would be sufficient. There is a nice gift shop where from we bought Manatee magnet
Thinking it would be just a pier, we drove out early int the morning to make sure we would see Manatees. We were disappointed to see that we couldn’t get in until 10, but we went and found a local place for breakfast and then...More
Plenty of native Florida fish and of coarse manatees to view. Location also has a ray touch tank. We saw a half dozen or so manatees. Sharks that jumped out of the water. Tarpoons and other fishes. Handicap accessible. Helpful volunteers on site. Gift shop....More
Visited this attraction on December 1st. The attraction was small and doesn't take too much time to see. There is also no entrance fee. You don't need more than an hour