Manatee Sanctuary Park, Cape Canaveral

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  • August 14, 2017
    This place was extremely cool, a group of us rented kayaks and got to go see the manatees up close. Just sitting in the kayaks, the manatees would come up right next to you! They were just curious to ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    After eating breakfast at Zachary's (which I highly recommend), my family and I stumbled upon this gem of a park. Slightly off the beaten path, it is an extremely well-maintained park that boasts a gr...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This is a little out of the way park that boasts of the opportunity to see manatees and other wildlife. It is located off the Banana River and during the right time of the year or day, I am guessing y...  more »
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  • April 19, 2017
    This is a must do!! Don't over look the boat dock honestly to me that's the best part! It's free and absolutely amazing. There are around 30 manatees that are so very friendly and just want you to rub them. If you lean over and just splash in the water with your hand they will swim up and you will see them very closely. Manatees very very easy to spot and we're so friendly. I fell in love!! Such a cool experience!!
  • June 19, 2017
    It's very calm and peaceful. Great for morning runs or just sitting on a bench to relax. There isn't a lot of activity for kids to see. I didn't see any manatee but it was a nice stop.
  • April 25, 2017
    This little park is a gem. Paved walking/exercise trail draws a lot of locals and the boardwalk/viewing stand draws others who hope to actually see a manatee or two. There is a nice picnic pavilion as well as a space to play horse shoes and some folks fish in the Banana River. Plus, they have reasonably well maintained bathrooms.
  • April 16, 2017
    Beautiful park. Very clean. I wish I had a park like this where I lived. The track is very well maintained as are the little exercise stops along it. Unfortunately, no manatee sightings during my visit, but I thoroughly enjoyed the park regardless.
  • March 11, 2017
    I love the protected area but not what I expected. I hoped to see a Manatee and imagined they would be easy to spot. The day we were there we didn't see them. They have a beautiful boardwalk around the area and a nice walking track with fitness stops along the way.

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