Best Places To View Florida’s Manatees

Best Places To View Florida's Manatees

During the cold winter months, Florida’s wonderful manatee (sea cow) population head up river to warm springs and go to the warming waters of bay power plants. It is the best time for non-divers to get close to viewing manatees.

BEST VIEWING SPOTS in winter: Blue Springs State Park in Orange City; the Mantee Observation Center on North Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs, and the TECO Mantee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach.

If you want to take some underwater photographs of manatees without getting wet, try the Florida Manatee and Aquatic Center at Tampa’s Lowry Park.

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Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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