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Is it possible to see manatees in July

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Is it possible to see manatees in July

can anyone advise if there is anywhere to see manatees around Fort Myers in July or is it to late in the season to see them?

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1. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

liacpam

It might be to warm for them in July, but you can try and contacting:

Lee County Parks & Recreation

3410 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916

Phone: 239-533-7275 Fax: 239-485-2300

Email: LeeParks@leegov.com

They may have the answers your looking for.

Good luck

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2. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Not too late, They will be in our canals.

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3. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Thanks guys, that's great have only ever seen them in captivity so would be great to see them in their natural habitat. beachbratz when you say they are in the canals is there anywhere in particular in Fort Myers we should look?

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4. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

They were all over the back bay (behind Fort Myers Beach) and in Captiva especially last July. In Captiva you could see them around the marina right off the dock.

In Fort Myers Beach try something like the http://www.esterobayexpress.com tour, you can see dolphins and probably manatees too.

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5. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Of Course! Go to Jensen's on the edge of Captiva and Sanibel. You see 'em all the time!

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6. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

There are frequently manatees in the lagoon behind the Shipwreck Motel. Please note that it is illegal to interfere with them at all, including spraying them with fresh water.

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7. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Thanks again everyone that is a big help & be assured islandgirlfmb we would never be stupid enough to try & touch them or interfere in any way it would just be lovely to see them in the wild.

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8. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to insinuate in any way that you would. Just like to throw out reminders. People love to spray fresh water through hoses because the manatees enjoy it so much, but few realize they could be fined :)

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9. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Not at all islandgirlfmb, I totally understand why you pointed that out & I thank you again for taking the trouble to reply to my question.

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10. Re: Is it possible to see manatees in July

Yes you can give them fresh water. You can not harass, hunt, capture or kill them. I offer them water whenever/where ever possible. Even at a dock by the Coast Guard and they watched me. I have pet them too.

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