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!