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Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours

Address: 7225 Estero Blvd., Behind Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: 239-463-3600
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Owner description: Come Discover Fort Myers Beaches finest natural treasures aboard the Estero Bay Express. Try one of...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I are visiting fort myers and as a treat decided to take a dolphin boat tour. Our Captain Scott was awesome! Funny, kind and very well versed in the area and the wildlife. We saw many dolphins over the course of the cruise and snapped several great close up shots. Great experience!!

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Victor, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

On a week long stay in Ft. Myers our group of 4 were in need of exciting day adventures. Captain Randy and the Estero Bay Express 2 did not fail to disappoint. Everyone was so friendly upon check-in and boarding, and alcohol was allowed which just makes the experience all the more fun. We found dolphins within minutes of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a great tour with captain randy. Saw several dolphins. (12) I think and a manatee. He knew all the birds and the history of the bay. There was even a bathroom on our boat!

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Bolingbrook, IL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Capt. Randy let us know as we boarded that a cold front was coming in. Advised us that if we would rather try another day because of this we could. We decided to go anyway. Had a great time!!! Lots of birds on the rookery islands. Found two pods of dolphin. Some even surfed the wake of the boat for... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We intended to go on a dolphin tour with a different company but, after they cancelled their trip, we opted for the Estero Bay Express instead. What a lucky break for us! The Estero Bay Express was top-notch! We arrived at the dock with about 20 minutes to spare before the boat was scheduled to head out. As we waited,... More 

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FishTaleMarina, Marine Biologist at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. If you are just stopping by the Marina to see the ship's store or venture out on one of our cruises, our staff here wants to make sure you have a memorable experience. We are so glad you were able to come out on one of our tours. If you enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The cruise was terrific; smooth sailing and very relaxing. Captain Randy was incredibly knowledgeable - it was a free history course in 90 minutes. We saw many active and show-off Dolphins and beautiful birds. The best value yet in Fort Myers. Don't miss it!

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FishTaleMarina, Marine Biologist at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

Well we are pleased to hear that you had a great time out with Capt. Randy on a Sunset cruise. He is extremely knowledgeable and is happy to be able to share about this beautiful area. Thank you so much for writing a review. If you enjoyed the information you might want to check out our Mound Key Expedition. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We chose the sunset cruise & were told we may see dolphins, but they focus more on dolphins for the afternoon cruise. We chose the sunset anyway & Captain Scott was excellent. Warm & friendly & a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding sea life. We had a hard time finding dolphins this evening, but he wouldn't give up! We... More 

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

We are so glad to hear that you had a good trip on our sunset cruise and ended up finding dolphins. Captain Scott loves to see dolphins and wants everyone that comes aboard to have a chance of an encounter with them too. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have taken this cruise three times and it never disappoints! Today we saw several dolphins, a turtle, different species of birds and a stingray! Matt and Scott were great! Very knowledgable about the area and the environment! Would highly recommend this tour! Only $23 for 1.5 hours.

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FishTaleMarina, Public Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for boarding the Estero Bay Express II again. We appreciate your comments and are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We are always happy to see our returning customers and look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Captain Scott and First Mate Matt went over and beyond to make this the most exciting and memorable cruise ever. We saw a lot of dolphins and the best sunset ever. They are at Fishtale Marina. You will not go wrong with them.

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FishTaleMarina, Staff of Estero Bay at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you took the time to write a review for us. We are so pleased to hear that you had a good time. Making sure that each customer has a memorable experience is something we strive for. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was a last minute decision to head out and I am so glad I did! Captain Scott on the Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Tours is top notch! He was friendly and funny! This was a family friendly trip full of more dolphins than one can count. Well worth the very reasonable price. Captain Scott was even able... More 

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