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Address: Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
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+1 239-247-4955
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Manatee Guides is a mobile kayak company leaving from more than one...

Manatee Guides is a mobile kayak company leaving from more than one location in Lee county. Please check our website for directions to current launch location. Spend the day with a Florida Master Naturalist on a unique kayak tour. Our tours will take you to common wildlife gathering areas for a Manatee, Dolphin or Birding experience. Affordable, fun and good exercise. Come enjoy a fabulous day on the water with Manatee Guides.

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Great few hours on the water

We were so looking forward to seeing the Manatees in their natural habitat, and Tim did not disappoint. We were able to see many of them and took multiple photos. Thanks again... read more

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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so looking forward to seeing the Manatees in their natural habitat, and Tim did not disappoint. We were able to see many of them and took multiple photos. Thanks again for the great morning.

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Thank cbjungman
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Eric and Tim gave us a gorgeous morning paddle. Eric is knowledgeable and interesting, and we had a fabulous dolphin interaction. No manatees but not for trying, even though it's late in the season Tim was always on the lookout. Can't say enough about our beautiful morning paddle with two smart, funny, guys who are passionate and devoted about and... More 

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Thank Barbara J
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were not lucky enough to see manatees, but we did see several dolphins and especially enjoyed the ones playing in some boat's wake. Our guide was super knowledgeable and kept looking hard for them. It was my first trip in a kayak and I really enjoyed it and would do it again.

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Thank Nancyjjj-953
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we saw lots of manatees and we got really close to them. it was a very fun experience!! highly suggest going! defiantly will go again next time we're in this area:))

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manatee Guides completely exceeded my expectations. A wonderful experience that I am proud to say we did.

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Thank John B
Oradell, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tim is the guide and he is very knowledgeable and really looks out for your safety and enjoyment! Really a great time, will book again for sure!

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Thank CPCP1900
Bonita Springs, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We've just come back from an absolutely wonderful visit with Tim's manatees!! I refer to them as Tim's since they respond to his voice and he recognizes many of them who come to say hello. We saw so many of these magnificent graceful creatures up close. Tim is an expert in the manatee world and all the nature around you.... More 

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Thank lblair2516
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Tim is super informative and funny guide to seeing manatees up close and personal. He teaches you how to do it right and how to do it respectfully but yet you will be wowed at how amazing these creatures are and how close you'll be. I came out being a huge manatee fan! A definite must-do on your vacation.

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Thank Karen S
San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must do adventure. Easy kayak with knowledgeable guides. Manatees literally bump your boats. So worth it and the river is beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Tim took myself and my 2 children, aged 9 and 11 on a tour in December. We saw quite a few manatees and learned so much about this beautiful creature. Tim is a wealth of knowledge and was very entertaining and funny. My kids were very happy and entertained with the whole morning and they learned some memorable pieces of... More 

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