There’s a power plant up here in Tampa called TECO. The warm water they pump back into the Bay Area is loved by the manatees in the winter when the sea water is cold. We’ve heard about it for a while, and yesterday seemed like a great day to go visit!
We walked through the mangroves, which I absolutely love! Saw lots of tarpon, some stripe fish, and my kids swear they saw a shark. IDK.
The one thing that didn’t happen? A manatee siting. Our temps here are still in the 70’s and I think if we go back when it drops a bit then we will have better luck.
It’s the perfect place to take younger kids – very safe, and so many docents around to answer questions! I highly recommend it, plus it’s FREE! Ya can’t beat that!
Have a blessed day!