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Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours

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Address: 7225 Estero Blvd., Behind Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: 239-463-3600
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Description: Come Discover Fort Myers Beaches finest natural treasures aboard the...
Come Discover Fort Myers Beaches finest natural treasures aboard the Estero Bay Express. Try one of ours narrated tours of Estero Bay’s tropical oasis. Look for manatees, dolphins, birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
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captain scott was good

The tour was excellent and we got lucky seeing lots of dolphins. The boat was great, clean and safe. Captain Scott was excellent as he drove the boat right up by dolphins which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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95 reviews 95 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The tour was excellent and we got lucky seeing lots of dolphins. The boat was great, clean and safe. Captain Scott was excellent as he drove the boat right up by dolphins which was very safe as dolphins are quick enough to avoid boats. The sound system was very pleasing and Scott took time to explain the wildlife. If you... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went on the first tour with Captain Scott on a cold day, so the dolphins didn't co-operate...we only saw one. He felt so bad about it that we stayed out longer continuing to look. Our 5 yr. old grandson was allowed to wear a Captain's hat and be a Jr. Captain, driving us for a short few minutes toward... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Was checking for things my Grandkids could do while down in Ft. Myers Beach on a week visit, I came across this. I booked this tour a week before they came down for a visit, and was very happy I did. My daughters and four granddaughters absolutely loved it. My wife and I liked it so much, we went on... More 

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dayton ohio
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Randy was our guide on this late afternoon tour for 1 1/2 hours. Who knew you could actually bring along your pet dog? He took us out into Estero Bay for an overview and we saw pelicans, osprey and then the dolphins! He maneuvered the boat and then we had the best show of playful dolphins in our wake for... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Four of us went out on the boat and were lucky there were only 14 including Cptn. Scott on the boat. Lots of room to move around. If you can take a telephoto lens for your camera you will get more, but eventually they came close enough to get some good shots. We were out at low tide and the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This boat/dolphin tour was located in the Fish Tale Marina next to Santini Plaza which was right across the street from our condo. It was nice to be able walk across the street to it. The first day we booked was cancelled because there were not enough people so we went the next day. We didn't think the price was... More 

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FishTaleMarina, ship store at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

Wow, sounds like you did have a great dolphin tour. We loved having you aboard the Estero Bay Express II. It's nice that we can as a company work together with other local companies when we are out there on the water so that everyone has a great experience. Being on the water of Estero Bay is like being at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride with Captain Scott and Matt. Nice and casual, yet I saw more wildlife on this boat trip than any other in my 25 years of coming to Florida every December--lots of dolphins that come right up to the boat!! Definitely worth the money, though I would have liked to see manatees, though the weather... More 

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FishTaleMarina, Ship's store at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you came our with us Kimberly. Thank you so much for such a knowledgeable review. Prop guards are a good suggestion unfortunately would not work well for the boat. The best way to avoid harming any wildlife is keeping a look out and being aware of any manatees in the area. Our captains are always keeping... More 

Mingo, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our guide was wonderful!! (Wish I could remember his name) He was very knowledgeable about both the dolphins and the birds in the area. Good stories that kept us entertained and we saw a ton of dolphins!!! Price was reasonable. The boat was spacious with plenty of room to move around. Highly recommend.

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FishTaleMarina, Ship's Store at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

We happy to hear that you had a good time. We have two really amazing captains: Randy and Scott so it was either of the two. Both are very fun and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area. We are pleased that you were comfortable on the boat. We try to make sure that we do not crowd the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Capt Scott was fun and knowledgable. We took out of town niece to see dolphins and we did. A must if your visiting SW Florida

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Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is one of the best keep secrets in the Fort Myers area, We almost went to Naples because this place wasn't in the travel brochures. Once you find the tour in the back of Fish Tales marina you be glad you did. The crew was very friendly and they tell you, get this you can bring a cooler with... More 

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FishTaleMarina, ship's store at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

Kimberly, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate you coming out on the boat with us and we are glad you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you guys again next time you all are in the area. More 

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