"Manatee Magic: Florida's Best Viewing Locations Unveiled!

Manatees inhabit Florida's waters from April to October, seeking warmer havens during colder months.

Freshwater Florida Springs, with temperatures around 70 degrees, become a refuge for manatees in the chillier seasons.

Top manatee viewing spots include Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, hosting over 100 manatees in winter.

Homosassa Springs near Three Sisters Springs offers quieter tours like Blue Heaven River Tours for close encounters.

Blue Spring State Park in Orange City allows no-boat-needed manatee watching through several overlooks and boardwalks.

TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach is a sanctuary where manatees gather in warm discharge waters.

Lee County Manatee Park in Fort Myers, near Florida Power and Light, provides viewing areas and picnic spots.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville offers manatee observation platforms and interpretive signs.

Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach, a free educational attraction, provides close-up views and interactive exhibits.