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The Dolphin Explorer

951 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
239-642-6899
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Ranked #12 of 66 Activities in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Saw 20 dolphins! Very close up, learned a lot about them!! Saw manatee even though it was uncommon this time of year, saw birds stone crab! The island was wonderful! I would do this again! We have a 4year old,6year old & 8 year old. A good thing we bring was a lot of snacks! If you have kids bring... More

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dunbar east lothian scotland
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8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was our second trip on The Dolphin Explorer, it was so good last year we had to repeat and it was even better. Kent nd his colleague were wonderful, great insight into dolphins and sea life in the area..one of the best ever experiences...will do again when we are back in Naples. Thank you all at Dolphin Explorer for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We didn't realise quite how many dolphins we'd see on our voyage, but even after a couple of minutes we'd seen our first couple of dolphins, with loads more to come. We took our 9 month yr old daughter and she loved it. The captain and guide we superb, very informative but also fun. We got free photos and a... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bob and Capt. Bob were excellent host. Extremely professional and knowledgeable of the Dolphins. We saw a ton of Dolphins and a few Manatee. They were able to get the Dolphins to follow our boat for over one mile. We got to see the Dolphins jump and entertain us. This was one of the best and most informative tours I... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was such an enjoyable tour from start to finish. Our guide Meredith & Capt.Bob kept us well informed throughout the tour, but the highlight was the sight of a mother & calf swimming in the wake behind our boat, amazing sight & something I will always remember. Great value & thoroughly recommended.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was a truly memorable experience for a number of reasons, not least the fact we got to see Dolphins and manatees. We saw 6 dolphins, with one chasing the boat plus a couple of manatees. But thanks to the crew, it was made even better. When we saw a few dolphins on the way back, they thought nothing of... More

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Although we were only out on the water for part of the time before being cut short by a thunderstorm, we managed to see three pairs of dolphins - one pair even chased the boat. What a privilege! The boat crew were fun and provided lots of information about the dolphins. When we came into the Marina, we we were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Dolphin Explorer /Shell excursion fun by Bob and Captain Mike was excellent. They engaged the audience and answered questions from everyone. The "mini" hike that opened up into a beautiful site of shelling. The family photos taken and give to us was a "nice" touch. We would recommend this to everyone. It was a very informative excursion that was... More

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Buchanan, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was an exceptional attraction. The crew was very fun and knowledgeable. We saw many dolphins and birds. This was definitely well worth the money.

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Liverpool
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a terrific attraction. The crew was very knowledgeable and likeable. Our first trip was only 11/2 hours long as a wild thunderstorm loomed in the distance and the captain thought it was a wise idea to come in. We were offered a full refund or the promise of another complete dolphin tour any day we could do it.... More

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