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Double R's Fishing and Tour Co

25000 Tamiami Trail East, Port of the Islands, Naples, FL 34114-9602
239-642-9779
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Ranked #6 of 123 activities in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The 2.5 hour manatee viewing eco tour is the only local eco tour that starts in the heart of the Everglades, and takes only minutes to get to the... more » Owner description: The 2.5 hour manatee viewing eco tour is the only local eco tour that starts in the heart of the Everglades, and takes only minutes to get to the 10,000 Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The tour is located at the home of South Florida's largest herd of manatees. Viewing the eco system of the Everglades in the comfort of a covered boat is a true Everglades experience. You are likely to see manatees, alligators, dolphins, and turtles, as well as many species of rare and endangered tropical birds. Some of the tropical birds species are the Ibis, Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Pelican, and the American Bald Eagle. The tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable local Captains and their boats are stable, comfortable and USCG approved. You'll learn interesting facts on the manatee, alligator, dolphin, and tropical bird species, along with information on the Everglades. « less
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North Port, Florida
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Capt. knew where to go for the fish I wanted to catch. Friendly service from begining to end. I would definately go back to experience "Old Florida" this way.

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you experienced, offshore fishing has been unbelievable this Summer. Huge Goliath Grouper, Sharks and Tarpon along with dinner specials like Pompano, Whiting and Reds. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon. More

Weston, Florida
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We really enjoyed this trip. The day was hot, but once we got out onto the water it was quite nice. We saw a gator before we cleared the marina, and Captain Mike quickly taught us how to spot the Manatees from the boat. There were quite a few, and they were amazing. The information was very interesting, and over... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you writing a review on your recent ecotour with us. The 10,000 Islands is a very unique ecosystem and is in fact the largest mangrove jungle in the United States. Truly a jewel and we're happy to have introduced you to it. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Manchester, Maryland
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a wonderful experience! The tour was well over 2 1/2 hours and was quite personalized as it was only my family of four on the trip. Saw many manatees and mothers with their babies. The director of the tour was quite knowledgeable about the wildlife (including the birds and alligators), their habitats, and the history of the area. The... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Viewing wildlife in a respectful manner is a top priority at Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. We are blessed to be able to observe the wonderful creatures that inhabit the Ten Thousand Islands and have the utmost respect for them. Please visit with us again during your next trip to SW Florida More

Naples, Florida
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our family of five took the morning trip with Capt. Mike on the 2 1/2 hr Eco tour. Mike was very entertaining sharing both the knowledge of the local ecosystem and the hidden history of the Naples area. We spotted several manatees, dolphins, birds and even an alligator. This experience brought us up close to these creatures (almost eye-to-eye) in... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself and the company of Capt. Mike. He absolutely loves sharing the beauty of the 10,000 Islands and its' inhabitants. Hope to see you again. More

Westfield IN
2 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoyed the experience taking a boat ride and watching Manatees. We were worried because there is a 4 person minimum but we lucked out and were able to go with another couple. The guide was very knowledgable and loved to talk about the plant life and animals. We saw several manatees pop up as well as a few dolphins... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All of our captains are very well versed in the history of the 10,000 Islands and its' inhabitants. Sharing this wealth of information while guiding you through this glorious ecosystem is something they absolutely love to do. Very happy that you had a good time and hope to see you... More

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
1 review
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My girlfriends and I made the drive down from Bonita Springs while on vacation and it was well worth the trip. We had the boat to ourselves for a relaxing and informative 3 hr Manatee/Eco tour. Capt Mike is great! He was able to locate several Manatees including a mom with her cub trailing behind and he quickly got the... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your group was a lot of fun to be around and Capt Mike had just as much fun as you all did. We're always excited to share the wonders of the Ten Thousand Islands and hope to see you again in the near future. More

Greenfield, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Only had our family on the boat, great guide in Mike. Very knowledgable about the wildlife, history of the area etc. Just over 3 hours from start to finish, had a great time. Had 4 Manatee sightings and several dolphin sightings. The female dolphins came up to the boat and then the captain started doing circles in the water and... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. You certainly had a productive tour with Capt. Mike as the wildlife was very active that day. The 10,000 Islands is a very special ecosystem and we were very happy to share it with your family. Please visit with us again on your next trip to SW Florida. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had three adults and two teenagers on our fishing trip with Capt. Jim! We caught well over 70 fish of 13 different species in 3 1/2 hours. We caught sport fish such as Tarpon, Snook and Shark as well as great eating fish (sea trout and pompano) too. Capt. Jim is a lot of fun but also knows exactly... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. Capt Jim is certainly one of the most talented fishing captains I've ever met and as you experienced, a real blast to be around. Your trip was certainly full of non stop action and the variety of fish caught was pretty special. We look forward to seeing... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a group of 5 adults go on the fishing charter on Sunday May 25th with Capt. Jim. What an experience! Jim is a legend of a fisherman and kept us laughing the whole time with his wit and dry sense of humor. He was very patient with five people who didn't have as much fishing experience and taught... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We love to take novices fishing. I knew what you were about to experience with Capt Jim Schmidt and was very excited for you. He is indeed a top flight charter captain and a real character as well. We are delighted that you had a lot of action and were able to top it... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I accompanied two friends on this almost 4 hour delightful experience. Starting in a very pretty hotel, we met Gary and his 3 finches. The tour started after other guest arrived, and we had a great tour guide, Jim. Jim was had a Masters in all kinds of things, including something having to do with nature preservation... More

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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. Everyone loves the Gouldian Finches that we have in the office. I new the minute that we met that you were going to thoroughly enjoy your trip with Capt Jim Stiber. He is an absolute wealth of knowledge and just a fun guy to be around as... More

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