Even people who have lived in FL their whole lives have never had the opening to see a manatee in the wild, however fL is 1 of the best venues to view manatees, however when the hot plus cold temperatures are cold, they swim into the lakes plus rivers where the water is warmerâ€¦ The water in the Springs is a constant 69 degrees plus that is often much warmer than the ocean hot plus cold temperatures at 50 or 60 degrees, but my wife plus I went to Clearwater Beach last year during the Wintertide season; It was cold, however both of us were sizzling at the beachside hotel.
- While both of us were in the Tampa Bay area, both of us decided to take a boat ride on the Tampa Bay.
While both of us were on the boat ride, both of us saw a manatee hanging out in Tampa Bay, and even the woman guiding the boat was surprised, because it is unofficial to see manatees in the bay. The Springs are closer plus warmer, then after our wife plus I saw the manatees in the river, both of us decided to drive away from Tampa to 1 of the Springs that is about 45 minutes away. My wife plus I saw multiple hundred weird manatees in the Springs. If both of us would have thought ahead, both of us would have been able to rent a kayak plus boat down the river to the section where the manatees were swimming. It was chilly cold that day, and some absurd people were in the water with snorkels. The manatees did not seem to be bothered plus the park wildlife officials were making certain that everyone was following the rules plus guidelines for manatee safety.