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Captain Jay was aBLAST

Had a great time saw all kind of birds, manatee and Dolphins. The sunset was awesome. Can take your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rjb195758
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Sarnia, Canada
The BEST!!!

Captain Jay is the MAN!! One of the best tours ever! He is hilarious and well-knowledged on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time saw all kind of birds, manatee and Dolphins. The sunset was awesome. Can take your own food an d drinks including adult beverages.
We did the afternoon cruise last year but the sunset cruise tops them all.
As a bonus we got 10% off at Fish Tils restaurant.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Jay is the MAN!! One of the best tours ever! He is hilarious and well-knowledged on the sea, the sea life and the cove as a whole. He also made it a point to see me as military and gave me a discount!
He can thorough on showing us PLENTY of dolphin, manatees AND friget birds (think I spelled that right) HA!
As someone who doesn’t travel much: I PLAN on coming back down here! Best tour ever! PLUS he even went over our 1.5 hour tour time!
Also, I plan on going dolphin swimming with CPT Jay in Panama City when I get a day off!
AWESOMENESS!

Thank curtdrafton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience on our sunset boat tour! Captain Jay was very welcoming and made sure everyone had a great time on the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and ecological systems of the area and was able to answer everyone's questions. He took extra time to help us find a manatee and used it as a learning experience for everyone, which everyone on the tour thoroughly enjoyed.

This would be great for young kids, families, couples, really anyone! Would highly recommend. Even though we did the sunset tour, we saw birds, dolphins, manatees, and even a sting ray!

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Peggy321, Public Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us on our sunset trip! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the vast wildlife of Estero Bay and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had such an amazing time with Captain Jay on the sunset dolphin tour! He was great!He was very funny made us all laugh almost the entire time! He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and Fort Myers in general! My husband and I were on our honeymoon but there were little ones aboard the boat and he made sure they had a great time as well!Even let them drive the boat! We seen dolphins jumping in and out of the waves from the boat which was SUPER cool! The manatees didn't cooperate but its wildlife you don't always know where they are. The clouds also didn't cooperate but it was still a beautiful sunset and we got some great pictures! I can't wait to come back and bring our kids next time!This is defiantly worth the money even though it wasn't too expensive!

Thank Lesley J
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Peggy321, Public Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us on the Estero Bay Express and congratulations on your honeymoon trip! We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time with Captain Jay - he's one of the best! We wish you a successful marriage and hope to see you on an anniversary trip!

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Ours was a morning tour with Capt. Justin. My four year old granddaughter was visiting from out of state, the rest (4 grandparents) are locals.
We had a wonderful time and were lucky enough to see manatees. Justin is very knowledgeable and truly cares about the ecology of the area. We hope to make this an annual trip with our family.

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on the Estero Bay Express! We are delighted to hear your family had a wonderful time and thrilled to hear your granddaughter had fun! We hope to see you and your family again next year!

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

This was a family vacation with adult children. Half of us had never been to Florida before so we wanted to do see Dolphins. This was a great boat tour and Captain Justin was awesome. Very helpful and knowledgeable with all and any questions we had. We saw our dolphins and had a blast. Captain Justin even pointed us in the right direction to see Manatees. :) It was an awesome experience and I would recommend anyone wanting to do a Dolphin Boat Tour to them out. I would do it again if I am in the area.

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are delighted that your family had a blast and were able to see both dolphins and manatees on your visit. We look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We come to Florida every year and always enjoy everything the SW has to offer.
We decided to do this boat tour. Captain Justin was very friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the area we had a lovely few hours. The Dolphins were not easy to find but that is the beauty of seeing these beautiful animals in the wild. Captain Justin did everything he could to ensure we had a sighting and as we were coming back we saw a pod which just put the icing on top of the cake. Thank you.

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for sailing with us! The Estero Bay is a beautiful estuary and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip. We hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

The sky didn’t cooperate, but our captain sure did! We celebrated our kids’ second anniversary with this informative pontoon ride. We enjoyed the back bay with Captain Jay. He asked what we hoped to see on our excursion...and he delivered! Our daughter-in-law hoped for manatee, dolphin, and sunset; in that order. Knowing our expectations, Captain Jay drove to areas that would fulfill her hopes. He couldn’t part the clouds for us, but with our great adventures seeing manatee and dolphin, we were more than satisfied. A trip we will repeat for sure!

Thank Kathy C
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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

What a delightful time you had with Captain Jay on the water! We are glad to hear that all of our dolphin and manatee friends came out to play when the sun didn't! We look forward to your next trip and will do our best to get those clouds parted!

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

I had company from ND and thought she would enjoy a little time on the water and hopefully see some dolphins. The weather was perfect for Sept, not hot and not raining, the waters were calm and the breeze was awesome. Shortly after leaving the dock, we were fortunate enough to see some manatees. And then a short time later we were treated to some dolphins. Captain Justin was excellent. He put everyone at ease while describing the local wildlife as well as local residential life. He did what he could to engage the dolphins tor our entertainment and photo ops! Well worth the Money and company was thrilled. Thank You for a Blessed day on the water.

Thank Roxie W
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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you for sailing with us, Roxie! It sounds like you enjoyed one of our perfect September days! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We went on the sunset dolphin cruise yesterday with captain Justin. We had the best time, captain Justin was funny, knowledgable about the waters and wildlife and made everyone feel good. We saw dolphins as soon as we left the marina and they followed us for quite a while. It was incredable to watch them swim along side us. We also saw an alligator which I believe is quite rare. The weather stayed dry and the sunset was incredible so all in all it was a great evening. Thankyou

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, Sally! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with Captain Justin! We look forward to welcoming you on the Estero Bay Express again soon!

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