Contact: Donna LaMountain

Calusa Blueway Outfitters @ Manatee Park



Santa arrives at Manatee Park!

Ft. Myers, FL. December 6, 2012



Calusa Blueway Outfitters announces Santa will arrive at Manatee Park on Sunday, December 16th @ 11:00am. Bring your camera and bring your wish for Santa. Santa will be greeting children under the Oak Tree at the Amphitheater. All children will receive a goodie bag with a coupon for a free ice cream redeemable at the Calusa Blueway Outfitters Concession located within Manatee Park.



Calusa Blueway Outfitters & Gift Shop at Manatee Park is open from 9:00a - 5:00p daily. Kayak / Canoe rental start at $15.00/hour. Paddle with us for spectacular views of wildlife as you paddle up or down the Orange River, departing from Manatee Park. The gift shop specializes in Manatee and Butterfly items. For more information about Calusa Blueway Outfitters, dates and times and for information about guided tours, please call: (239) 481-4600


Manatee Park is a non-captive refuge for the endangered Florida Manatee. Optimum viewing for the Florida manatee is between the months of December March. The park offers ADA accessible paths through the restored native plant habitats and beautiful butterfly gardens. Volunteer interpretive naturalists provide guidance along the walkways throughout the park. In addition to wildlife observation the park offers picnic facilities, playground, fishing pier, self-guided Ethnobotany trail and canoe / kayak launch to the Orange River.

Manatee Park is open 8:00asundown. Parking fee required. No Pets. Manatee Park is located at 10901 Palm Beach Blvd.1.3 miles east of I 75 ( Exit 141) SR 80 directly across the street from the FPL power plant. For more information go to