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Manatee World

#45 of 116 things to do in Fort Myers Features Animals
5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
+1 239-694-4042
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Great! It's nature

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Hard to rate. Depends on the weather

We have visited here a number of times and the best is when the weather is bad. It is located in... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Dick P
Bedminster, New Jersey
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“power plant” (7 reviews)
“manatee park” (5 reviews)
“warm water” (4 reviews)
5605 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905-3122
+1 239-694-4042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

1  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 2 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The park has the feel of an outdated "mom and pop" operation and their website is terrible. However, there is nice path and boardwalk and even though it wasn't the "busy season" we did a number of manatees both close to the visitor center and...More

Thank Marian R
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Manatees are such a treat to see year after year. The grounds are nice to walk around in, there is a gift shop. I like to go down by the river and see if there are any gators around.

Thank Diana M O
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, right off Main road. Parking needs to be fixed, seriously not fun parking in grass. Great time other than that. Watching the Manatee was cool. They're so neat, during the winter us the best time. Good family time

Thank FtMyersFoody
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Go early to rent a kayak there. We kayaked out thru the overhanging trees to the river where the Manatees come in the winter since the water is warm there from a near by power plant. Best day ever! I highly recommend it!

1  Thank DebonairTravel
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Everyone should see manatees at least once if you are in this area. They are slow moving and living in groups it seems.

Thank Ft_Myers_FLSunshine
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a marvelous experience, taking time to relax and enjy the sight of the manatees bouncing up and down in the ponds. The setting is informative and very worthwhile for learning about these curioius creatures and seeing them perform.

1  Thank jbc1940
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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
5 February 2017|
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.
5 November 2016|
Response from luckyg215 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can see the manatees in January. The park has no cost except to park or rent kayaks. A volunteer gives tours free. If they aren't available you can see the manatees & enjoy the experience without their explanations... More