What wonderful hand of nature guided and shaped the elusive manatee? Loved all over the world, these gentle giants are Florida’s favorite and are admired for their happy disposition and general ability to loaf lazily in the soft sea-grass. Endangered but protected, the Fort Myers Manatee Park is your chance to see and experience these contented creatures up close and personal as the park acts as a non-captive park and refuge for the Florida Manatee. The best viewing is in winter when the manatees approach to feed, but year-round the Manatee Park is a beautiful Florida sanctuary teeming with butterflies, a bountiful natural fishing point, and offers a great ethno-botany trail.
The Manatee Park is located at 10901 Palm Beach Blvd. off of State Road 80 in Ft. Myers, Florida. The park is open daily year-round, from 8am to sunset, and kayaks are available for rental on park grounds.