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

Had a great trip today with some friends on the Kayak adventure. We saw a lot of manatee, dolphins, birds....Tim and Luke were great guides and made it a learning experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2012
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Fort Myers
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Fort Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Had a great trip today with some friends on the Kayak adventure. We saw a lot of manatee, dolphins, birds....Tim and Luke were great guides and made it a learning experience along with being fun! I would definitely do it again and would absolutely refer other folks. Thanks Tim and Luke!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

While visiting florida on my honeymoon, I had the pleasure of going on the kayak tour with manatee guides. Tim was an amazing guide, we immediately saw a mother dolphin and her pup right along side of my kayak, I could of reached out and touched them!! Tim was extremely knowledgeable about all of Florida's wildlife and he was able... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I had a great time out on the Manatee Tour. We encountered about 10 manatees and they were all extremely close our kayaks. Tim was a terrific tour guide - he made the tour fun & exciting and he was very accomodating answering any questions via his cell phone before the tour. I totally reccomend this - the tour is... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

My husband and I went on this tour the first weekend in May. It was amazing! We left out of Lover's Key around 0730 and spent our time kayaking around Estero Bay. We saw dolphins, plenty of manatees, osprey, pelicans, turtles and much more! Kayaking through the mangroves was such an amazing experience. Time Martell and his assistant Luke were... More 

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We took our 7 & 10 year old kids on this nature kayaking tour and they were wowed! We saw so much sea life on this 3 hour trip and it was amazing! Estero Bay is a shallow estuary and Tim jumps in the water every so often to dredge up a creature living there and explains its habitat, what... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Earlier today we experienced the guided manatee tour by Tim Martell and his assistant Luke and we can't stop talking about it. It was a truly amazing, impressive, informative and fun experience that you wouldn't want to miss. We got to see a lot of wildlife (not just manatees but also dolphins, horse shoe crabs, rays,bald eagles and lots more)... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Wonderful trip where we saw lots of Manatees right at, and under the kayak. Saw all kinds of birds: cormorants, snake birds, turns, pelicans, ospreys, and egrets. Two different groups of porpoises, as well as sharks and sting rays were also spotted. Tim did a great job explaining the formation of Estero Bay, the sea grasses and mangrove islands that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We saw EVERYTHING: Manatees (started counting on my toes), porpoise, rays, loggerback turtles and a variety of fishing birds. We learned about sea grasses, the estuary and ecosystems, witnessed what seashells eat for lunch -- unbelievable! This is a "must do" adventure. See my photos.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Getting up early to get to Estero Bay by 7:15 AM was definitely worth the effort. Tim Martell is an educated, certified Florida Naturalists who understands the eco system, wildlife, and plant life of these calm waters. His guided tour was educational and respectful of the manatees, dolphins, sting rays, sea turtles, and other marine animals that make Estero Bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Estero Bay and its wildlife and plants come to life as one paddles among the mangroves in the morning air. The guide, Tim Martell, and his assistant, Alan, are certified Florida Master Naturalists who know the environment and enthusiastically share their knowledge. We saw manatees, dolphins, rays, and other wildlife and learned a lot about the natural history of the... More 

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MasterNaturalist, Owner at Manatee Guides, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us for a wonderful morning on the water. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again soon! More 

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