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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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Most informative and most fun kayaking manatee sightseeing!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My son and I were blessed with a most memorable experience yesterday. Tim is an extraordinary guide. His passion for manatees is contagious and his enthusiasm for educating others about these wonderful mammals is inspiring. We highly recommend Manatee Guides!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My girlfriend and I did a kayak tour with Tim in early November. He's a natural tour guide, with a wicked sense of humour and a head full of factoids. He also knows Estero Bay like the palm of his hand. At the beginning of the trip, he warned us that November is a difficult time to spot manatees, as... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Awesome morning on the water with a great guide. Manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and beautiful birds of all kinds were the view for the day. Loved every minute of this tour and would highly recommend it to all!!

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Today, I took my mother on a 3-hour kayak tour, and we had a great time. The guides were wonderful, and they really know their Florida biology, ecology, botany, etc. They even gave us a short tow when we were lagging behind. :D Best part of all was seeing all of the manatees face-to-face! They are so beautiful and curious.... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

What an exceptional day to have been able to experience an up-close look of a most gentle Manatee on the Orange River. Our tour guide Tim had a world of knowledge not only about the mammals but also of the environment and ecosystem at large. With great enthusiasm and as a true naturalist, Tim showed us the importance of preserving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had a fabulous trip beautiful scenary and amazing wildlife and a guide who was passionate about Manatees and there conservation ,he was knowlagable entertaining and determined to give us a memorable experience.Watching two Manatees and their calf swim around and under our kayak's was magical . Tim certainly went above and beyond to give us a trip to remember... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Tim is the real deal, a genuine Manatee Whisperer. He's a keen and knowledgeable naturalist and his passion and curiosity is contagious. The three hours flew by - we saw manatees, dolphins, all sorts of birds and the most unique and beautiful sea life. My husband and I recommend this company to anyone and everyone. It truly was beyond compare... More 

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