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The Dolphin Explorer

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951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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We come every year!

This was our 3rd year on the dolphin explorer! It’s a Family favorite and always so much fun! We... read more

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Jessicaschone
Can't wait to repeat next year!!

This trip is worth EVERY penny. If you are deciding...shall i book a shelling trip?, an Eco trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A National Geographic approved tour, we see dolphins on every trip up-close and personal. Join the crew of the Dolphin Explorer cruising the waters of Marco Island in search of dolphins as part of the only dolphin research study in Southwest Florida. On our trip, you will visit rookeries, estuaries and a barrier island that you can explore and shell. Two trips daily, seven days a week. A fabulous family adventure.
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951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303

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This was our 3rd year on the dolphin explorer! It’s a Family favorite and always so much fun! We always see dolphins and love the guides on this trip. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable! We look forward to this on our vacation!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This trip is worth EVERY penny. If you are deciding...shall i book a shelling trip?, an Eco trip?, or dolphin trip?....book a trip on the Dolphin Explorer and you GET THEM ALL!!

Thank EFmascot
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Dolphins Explorer team is sharing their passion for the environment and dolphins. The team are truly experts in their field and made the experience fun and enlightening.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Dolphin Explorer is one of the best trips my family has taken. This is our second time and it did not disappoint. We had dolphins jumping in our wake within the first ten minutes. Throughout the trip we saw 13 dolphins. Captain Mike and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have taken this tour many times and find it educational and just plain fun. It is especially great for kids who are entertained and will never be bored. And the dolphins, so beautiful and playful. The guides are so knowledgeable and know every dolphin...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My children and I absolutely loved the dolphin explorer. We saw 20 dolphins and some were even playing in the wake of the boat. The naturalist was so knowledgeable and really engaged the children.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great family trip. Captain Greg and our guide Bob were terrific. Saw lots of wild life, dolphins and more. Kids were engaged the whole time. Shelling trip and photos were a nice perk!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been on the Dolphin Explorer multiple times and every time it was a great experience. The crew (captain and marine biologist) are friendly, knowledgeable and very experienced in dealing with children and adults of all ages. The boat is wide and you don’t...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour today. The guides are very knowledgeable and we saw many dolphins. Made my trip to Marco Island! The dolphins were adorable! I consider myself very fortunate that they allowed us to visit them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic trip - 12 of us in total. very knowledgeable team, great 3 hours spent - 13 dolphins viewed

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Kelly P
13 March 2018|
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Response from Rocky B | Property representative |
Yes we do have a head onboard. Thank you for your interest in our Dolphin Explorer.
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BettyAnn B
4 March 2018|
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Response from Rocky B | Property representative |
Hi, we do not swim with the dolphins. We are dealing with wild free dolphins. Thank you for your interest in our Dolphin Explorer
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Gina I
30 April 2017|
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Response from MaryViktoria | Reviewed this property |
The trip was 3 hours long. They offer a trip in the morning and one in the afternoon. We took the 1 pm - 4 pm trip.
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