Manatee Gatherings in Florida


Manatee Gatherings in Florida

Manatee Gatherings in Florida – Check out the manatees in Florida…this is the time of year that they gather at Florida springs. The kids love these gentle giants!

Manatee Gatherings in Florida

My Central Florida Family loves visiting the manatees this time of year and if your family hasn’t gone to visit them, we highly recommend a trip to say hello to these gentle giants!


Take your family on a day trip to see the manatees at Blue Spring State Park! This is the perfect time to visit them because the water temperature is a balmy 72 degrees and the manatees head there to keep “warm.” Manatee season will last through March.

You can also check them out at Three Sister Springs in Crystal River. It’s about a two-hour trip from Orlando, but a beautiful and tranquil area for manatee sightings.

Both Blue Springs and Three Sister Springs hold manatee festivals. Check out The Manatee Festival at Blue Springs on January 26-27, 2019 or at Crystal River at The Florida Manatee Festival on January 19-20, 2019.

The Manatee Festival offers free shuttles to Blue Spring State Park with entertainment for the whole family. Admission is just $8 for adults and $2 for kiddos. Those 3 and under are free. Otherwise, entry into the park is $6 per vehicle.

The Florida Manatee Festival in Crystal River is $5 per person and kids 12 and under are free for entry!


Blue Springs State Park | 2100 W french Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763

Downtown Crystal River, Crystal River, Florida 34428


January 26-27, 2019 | Blue Springs Manatee Festival

January 19-20, 2019 | Crystal River Manatee Festival


$8 per adult or $2 per kiddo (3 and under free) | Blue Spring Manatee Festival

$5 per person (12 and under free) | Crystal River Manatee Festival

$6 per car for Blue Springs

More Information:

Click here for more information on the Blue Springs Manatee Festival

Click here for more information on the Crystal River Manatee Festival

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