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Let's go to Manatee Park and see the sea cows

The temperatures will warm up again after a chilly week that's coming up, its going to be cold enough to send dozens of manatees searching for warmer waters this Month. They will head for the Orange River, where the warm water of the power plant keeps them warm.

Manatees typically migrate when the Gulf dips below 68 degrees.
The temperatures in the Gulf, some morning are a chilly 64 degrees.
Over 50 manatees were spotted at Manatee Park in Lee County where the water is much warmer, around 77 degree.
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The outings planned by our organizers. We do not screen these persons nor have we checked out their kayaking abilities.
Regardless of what organizers posts an event, when you take part in kayaking or paddling, you alone are responsible for your safety.
Kayaking can be dangerous, you paddle at your own risk.
Safety is your responsibility. Become aware of the dangers of wind, waves, currents, and wakes from big boats, sun and heat.
It's mandatory you have a personal flotation device with you and a whistle when kayaking. Wear your PFD vest, always.
Be ready to turn back if you no longer feel comfortable in a situation.
No other person knows better what your limitations are than you.

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  • Nancy

    I don't know how Jeff does it but he got even more Manatees to show up than Kayakers!

    January 27, 2014

  • Bea W.

    Had a good time thanks for posting Jeff. Lots of manatee, even a few belly rubs. :)

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great trip! Water perfect, beautiful river!! Manatees aplenty!! (Note: don't sneak up on one accidentally..... !!!!) And of course, great company!!!

    January 26, 2014

  • DON

    Thanks Jeff for posting the trip.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
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    January 26, 2014

  • Jana C

    Beautiful river and the manatees were so much fun!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Tim

    Under the weather. Have fun.

    January 26, 2014

  • Bea W.

    I went there today, there were a bunch of them. I even got to pet a couple that came right up to the side of my boat. :)

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Michael M.

    sorry I can't make it.But I'll have to work. Hope you all have fun.

    January 5, 2014

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