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Address: Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
Phone Number: +1 239-247-4955

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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Manatees, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles Oh My!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Deb C
York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank cdjnolemom
Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sheila335
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This tour was awesome. With these kind of tours there's the lingering worry that the guides, whom must have done it hundreds of times at this point, would go through the motions and more or less phone it in. Not the case with Manatee Guides. Our guides Tim and Erik were genuinely enthusiastic the whole three hours. They made plenty... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This tour was awesome. Tim was our guide the day we went out. He was so great in pointing out the native wildlife that included birds, dolphins, stingrays and of course Manatees. We saw a number of them while on this tour. We did nothing but hang out in our Kayak and the Manatees came right up to us. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Tim and Eric are more than guides, they are hosts. When you go out with them, it’s as if you were being shown around their home. They introduce to an amazing array of natural life that they obviously consider members of their family. They show you their favorite places the way a homeowner would reveal a new remodel. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience, some would call it an adventure! We were able to have up close encounters with several wildlife creatures, not to mention the informative guides! Some of the manatee whispers magic even rubbed off on us as we were able to see an additional manatee later that day swimming near Bonita Beach. Would definitely recommend it for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This tour was the cherry on the top of an already great vacation. We highly recommend this company. Tim and Eric were fantastic and very knowledgeable. Their enthusiasm was contagious. The stories along the way were awesome. Thank you! - Dave and Calleen White

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