Best Places to See Manatees at the Springs

Florida wildlife is unique and amazing.

Manatees congregate near fresh water springs for warmth or to cool down in summer.

Blue Spring State Park: one of the best places to see manatees

Enjoy Blue Spring from viewing platforms or on the water. Kayaking with manatees is a safe, fun experience.

Silver Springs State Park

Famous for its crystal clear water, it's easy to see manatees all around Silver Springs.

Seeing manatees from stand up paddleboard is ideal, especially at Silver Springs

Crystal River is famous for allowing swimming with manatees

Never touch a manatee, even if they seem tame.

Do an eco-tour at De Leon Springs to see manatees in the river

For more of the best places to see manatees in Florida, visit the list of springs for manatee encounters!