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Manatee World

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5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
+1 239-694-4042
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Wonderful park to explore

Great hidden treasure. Manatees are amazing! Staff very informative and friendly. Great place for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Catherine F
A Must See If Weather is Cool

If the temperature is cool, go there as the big sea horses are seeking warm water, Great place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WPEVLE
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Fort Myers, Florida
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  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
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“warm water” (6 reviews)
“power plant” (9 reviews)
“gentle giants” (2 reviews)
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5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
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+1 239-694-4042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great hidden treasure. Manatees are amazing! Staff very informative and friendly. Great place for kids. Well kept. Nice stop!

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the temperature is cool, go there as the big sea horses are seeking warm water, Great place to take kids. Definitely a plus to do on a cool day!!

Thank WPEVLE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to view Manatees in their natural habitat and this place gave us the opportunity. In January, there were plenty of manatees swimming and surfacing in the canal so we could enjoy their movements. A beautiful short hike on sidewalks and wooden piers.

Thank 123CasualTraveler123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go on a cooler day, there are a lot of manatees available for viewing. Parking cost by the hour and it's cheap...free for disabled vets, I believe. They have a nice walkway and free speakers that tell you about the manatees and Florida...More

1  Thank DebbieAustin
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A nice stop for a inexpensive experience. The Manatees are abundant when water temperatures cool and the power plant is sending warm water into the Orange River. Nice park to walk some modest trails. The water is a bit dark, likely due to the Lake...More

1  Thank Luckyme1980
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It is a sight to see. Go in the cold weather. The Manatees go up next to the outlet of warm water from the power plant. They are the most joyous mameles I have ever seen. They play together and just have fun lumbering around...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Nicely designed,with walkways to observe, not big enough! Always want to see more.....👍 knowledgeable attendants

Thank 535myreview
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We have visited here a number of times and the best is when the weather is bad. It is located in the outfall of a power plant and, when the weather is cool the manatees come to stay warm. On a nice day they will...More

2  Thank Dick P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A fun place to see Manatee during the winter months but very crowded if they are there. Informative video tells you all about them. Nice trails and gardens. You can also rent canoes and kayaks.

1  Thank jimbev2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great way to see these gentle giants close up. But you must be there before the water in the Gulf warms up or they will all be gone from the river.

1  Thank domenica2002
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Sharon L
18 January 2018|
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Response from Luckyme1980 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is minimal. A couple dollars to park only.
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nellnel
26 March 2017|
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Response from luckyg215 | Reviewed this property |
In June you will Not see the manatees. It is still a nice place to see the butterfly gardens, kayak, take a limited walk, see the tiki hut, or to have kids play on the play ground, but manatees are only there when it is cold... More
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Sharon205
6 February 2017|
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Response from Wayne H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have both kayaks and canoes on site that you can rent and go out among the manatees. Not sure if this is suitable for this parent's daughter, but it may be worth looking into.
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