Paddle with the manatees

We will paddle on the Orange River in the warm discharge water from the power plant. Number of  manatees varies, but usually quite a few are in the river in January. This is an easy paddle and length can vary depending on skill and experience. It is possible to see and paddle close to manatees as close as 1/4 mile from put-in.  Ths is a Lee County Park and a parking fee is required. $1 per hour or $5 for the day. Rest rooms on site as well as a gift shop.  Early start time is because parking area usually gets crowed by late morning. Any questions, please feel free to call me[masked] or email [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    beautiful day.

    January 6, 2013

  • Ann

    It was great:)

    January 6, 2013

  • Steve B.

    Wonderful day and paddle. Thanks for organizing this trip Jack, and making it happen for the rest of us.

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Kumiko W.

    Great

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Stephanie L.

    Great paddle! Enjoyed seeing the manatees and hanging with a great group of people! Thanks Jack!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent time!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Not as many manatees as last year, but still a great paddle

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been fighting a bad cold all week and need to give up my spot for Saturday morning. Any interest in Sunday at 10 or 11?? I would be happy to lead a third group.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any one want to switch days? I am on sun and would like sat

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to do the sat trip if anyone is interested In switching with me .. I am scheduled for the trip on Sunday

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Latest posted by the park: "There are lots Manatees present in the warm waters surrounding Manatee Park. The temperature in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped to 66 Degrees F."

    http://www.leeparks.org/facility-info/facility-details.cfm?Project_Num=0088

    January 2, 2013

  • Jack C.

    Hopefully, someone will step up and set up a 2nd trip at 10 AM. As a trip leader, I do not want to be responsible for keeping track of 46 paddlers. 20 is difficult enough LOL

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance on a second group for the Saturday Paddle, seems to be enough of us?

    January 2, 2013

    • Jack C.

      If you can find someone to orgnize nd lead the trip 10 AM woiuld be a good start time

      January 2, 2013

  • Jack C.

    This is always a very popular paddle. Please sign up for only one of the 2 days, to give everyone a chance to see the manatees

    November 11, 2012

13 went

  • Jack C.
    Kayak Roller, Explorer, ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Cindi A.
    Explorer Dec 21, 2014, Assistant Organizer
  • Gary +1
    Explorer 5/30/2015
  • Rich E.
    explorer12/21/2014
  • Michael +1
    explorer 3/29/2015, Assistant Organizer
  • Linda D
    explorer 12/21/2014
  • debbie M
    Explorer Dec 21, 2014, Assistant Organizer
  • Ann
    Explorer 9/15/2014
  • Linda K.
    Explorer 3/14/15
  • Steve B.
    explorer 12/21/2014, Assistant Organizer
  • Kumiko W.
    Explorer 5/18/2015
  • Stephanie L.
    Explorer 3/19/2015
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