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Old 01-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #121
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Mmmm, doesn't sound too promising. I'm used to seeing manatees in a Florida state park, Blue Springs or Homosassa, and they are too far from Vero.

I'll be with a friend who hasn't seen any, so I want a good experience. I've heard about an electric plant or something that discharges warm water and manatees tend to gather there, anyone know about some place like that near Vero?
Yes! There is!!!

There is an electrical plant on the other side of the bridge that leads to Vero proper (and McKee) If you drive down A1A towards Vero Beach, it will be the SECOND bridge. There is a power plant on the inland side and they are a designated manatee observation spot. There is parking and an observation area.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #122
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Adding another Vero trip to 2012....yippee.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #123
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Yes! There is!!!

There is an electrical plant on the other side of the bridge that leads to Vero proper (and McKee) If you drive down A1A towards Vero Beach, it will be the SECOND bridge. There is a power plant on the inland side and they are a designated manatee observation spot. There is parking and an observation area.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #124
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Yes! There is!!!

There is an electrical plant on the other side of the bridge that leads to Vero proper (and McKee) If you drive down A1A towards Vero Beach, it will be the SECOND bridge. There is a power plant on the inland side and they are a designated manatee observation spot. There is parking and an observation area.
This is good to know, thanks!
I've booked a boat trip around Pelican island through the Environmental Learning center nearby the resort. They had 3 trips next week, but only 1 had room for 2 more. Cost is $22 per. I'll post about it, but learning more about Pelican Island is something I've wanted to do, and I enjoy boat excursions. I'm glad my friend agreed to join me. Has anyone done it?
I also made an ADR for the Sat. Moring breakfast with characters. I enjoyed it a lot with the family last summer. It will be a good way to end the stay I think.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #125
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Just came back from our first trip to Vero Beach... in a word "AWESOME"!!! Family of 4 all agree it was the highlight of our trip (HH, BWV, VB & SeaWorld). Already hoping to go back for a full week this summer. Studio Inn room ocean view. Nothing better than watching the sun rise while listening to the ocean waves, reading a good book and drinking coffee from my refillable Disney mug.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #126
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The only electric plant I know of that attracts manatees is on the west coast...but what do I know, I'm from NY. My daughter was happy with the Fort Piece place, she is 15 year old. Good luck.
I think we'll visit the Ft. Pierce facility too, I want to know about as many places as I can. Last winter my DH travelled at least 150 miles to a different place, and we didn't see any! I know they are in Blue Springs, so if worse comes to worse, I'll bring my friend there.
I sent my friend a link to that facility, and she's interested.
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I've pretty regularly seen both manatee and dolphins off the causeway/bridge area linking wabasso and A1A. We've just pulled into to one of the picnic/boat lanuching areas and watched.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #128
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I've pretty regularly seen both manatee and dolphins off the causeway/bridge area linking wabasso and A1A. We've just pulled into to one of the picnic/boat lanuching areas and watched.
During the winter?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #129
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Just came back from our first trip to Vero Beach... in a word "AWESOME"!!! Family of 4 all agree it was the highlight of our trip (HH, BWV, VB & SeaWorld). Already hoping to go back for a full week this summer. Studio Inn room ocean view. Nothing better than watching the sun rise while listening to the ocean waves, reading a good book and drinking coffee from my refillable Disney mug.
Wow!

Is the refillable coffee in the hallway leading to the restaurant? I don't usually get a refillable mug, but my DF doesn't drink coffee.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:40 PM   #132
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Just confirmed Vero for another visit
Does it still count if we are staying off site?
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #133
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During the winter?
In thinking about it, it's usually been in the Oct - Nov range
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Is the refillable coffee in the hallway leading to the restaurant?
I dont use the refillable mug either, but yes...I've seen it there...as if you were walking into/towards Shutters.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #135
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