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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure

From US$74.99
Highlights
  • Ecotour provides an ideal way to see manatees and dolphins
  • Guided commentary provides information about ecosystem as you go
  • Avoid tourist groups, and visit areas only accessible by a smaller boat
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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure
From US$74.99
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9:30am Tour
9:30am departure for the Manatee Ecotour
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12:45pm Tour
12:45pm departure for the Manatee Ecotour
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Overview
A US Coast Guard-certified captain navigates your boat through open water and mangrove forests in search of manatees, dolphins, and tropical birds on this small-group ecotour from Naples. Your route includes an inland harbor, Ten Thousand Islands, and one of the largest mangrove forests in North America, as well as a stop to hunt for seashells on the uninhabited Whitehorse Key.
What to Expect
Begin your guided tour with check-in at the Port of the Islands Resort prior to your selected morning or afternoon departure time. Meet your guide, board your boat, and head out on the water.

Your first stop is the harbor area, where you have the opportunity to see manatees in their natural environment. Then continue to the Ten Thousand Islands. Though the water surrounding this system of mangrove islands is notoriously difficult to navigate, the abundance of wildlife is well worth the effort—plus your US Coast Guard-certified captain makes the trip with ease.

Continue down Faka Union Canal en route to one of the largest mangrove forests in North America. Keep an eye out for alligators and dolphins on the way to your shelling destination at Whitehorse Key.

Disembark and spend 30 minutes of free time on the uninhabited shores, a popular locale among shellers.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
Write a ReviewReviews (62)

1 - 5 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Thank you Captain Mike

We had such a great time on our tour. Mike, our captain, was excellent. He knew where to find the wildlife and followed them as they surfaced. Our children, 11 and 8 years, enjoyed every minute. We saw dolphins, manatee, alligators, many species of birds....More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great morning on the water!

We were looking to do a kayaking tour but with all of the kayak tours booked, we "settled" for this Eco Your. What we didn't expect was how great this tour was. The boat is a perfect size, holds about 24 passengers so it's not...More

2  Thank mttaylor9
DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Although this is a very nice review, it is not our company. We do not own a boat with a 24 person capacity. We have asked Trip Advisor to remove it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Something for everyone!

This tour was the best way to spend an afternoon in the Naples/Marco Island area! Not only did we enjoy our three-hour boat ride with Captain Mike, we got to see and learn about the local landscape and wildlife. We saw an alligator, osprey bird,...More

2  Thank MariaLou22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great adventure with Captain Dave

Dolphins, manatees, and alligators, oh my! Very relaxed trip on the water with a walk on the sand. Captain Dave was very knowledgeable about the marine life and surrounding area. We had a great time. Would defintiely recommend to others.

3  Thank Marcus B
Reviewed 14 March 2018
Beauttiful day on the water

Even though the weather was chilly and smoke was in the air...we thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Captain Dave. He's a man who truly loves his job and is passionate about this part of the world We didn't see a lot of wildlife and that's...More

Thank Joanne M
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