Even people who have lived in Florida their whole lives have never had the opportunity to see a manatee in the wild.
Florida is one of the best places to view manatees.
When the temperatures are cold, they swim into the lakes and rivers where the water is warmer. The water in the springs is a constant 70 degrees and that is often much warmer than the ocean temperatures at 50 or 60 degrees. My wife and I went to Clearwater Beach last year during the winter season. It was cold, but we were warm at the beachside hotel. While we were in the Tampa Bay area, we decided to take a boat ride on the Tampa Bay. While we were on the boat ride, we saw a manatee hanging out in Tampa Bay. Even the person guiding the boat was surprised, because it is unusual to see manatees in the bay. The springs are closer and warmer. After my wife and I saw the manatees in the river, we decided to drive away from Tampa to one of the springs that is about 45 minutes away. My wife and I saw two hundred different manatees in the springs. If we would have thought ahead, we would have been able to rent a kayak and boat down the river to the area where the manatees were swimming. It was freezing cold that day. Some crazy people were in the water with snorkels. The manatees didn’t seem to be bothered and the park wildlife officials were making certain that everyone was following the rules and guidelines for manatee safety.
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