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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 125 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This trip was well worth the money, the tour guide captain mike was well informed and very knowledgable and could answer any questions we had. We saw over 20 manatees including a mother and it's baby.

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jeteichler, 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. The manatees were especially cooperative during your 2-1/2hour tour through the glorious 10,000 Islands. We're thrilled that your enjoyed your trip and the company of Capt. Mike. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to southwest Florida. More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful manatee tour. Highly recommend. Captain Mike was so knowledgeable about the manatees and area. Loved his stories.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. Capt Mike thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Ten Thousand Islands as well as some of the colorful folklore of the area. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Baltimore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took an eco tour with Double R's last week and it was the highlight of our trip for sure. The captain could be a marine biologist. He was so knowledgeable and informative and pleasant to be with. We saw two pods of manatees, learned all about the Everglades and that ecosystem, we stopped on an island for some shelling... More

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

Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. takes great pride in having Captains who are not only very friendly but well versed in the history and wildlife of the Ten Thousand Islands. As you observed, they do truly love what they do Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to seeing you during your... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The experience I had was life changing. Captain Jim was extremely knowledgeable and fun. I have never caught so many fish in my life. Caught a Goliath Grouper, 2 Lemon sharks, Snappers and pompanos. LOVE LOVE AND CANT WAIT TO COME BACK!!! Highly recommend Double R's Fishing & Tour Co.

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

Wow. It makes us feel truly honored to have made such an impact on you. Creating life long memories is something we strive to do with each and every fishing trip or ecotour. The action was certainly over the top during your trip. We feel really blessed to have Capt Jim as part of our team here at Double R's... More

Newport Beach, California
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are visiting from DC and have always heard about Manatee's but never seen one. Well what a thrill we had on the Double R's Eco Tour. From the moment the owner personally escorted our group to the awaiting boat and captain we knew we were in for a first class experience. Not ten minutes from the dock we came... More

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

We are absolutely delighted that the wildlife really presented itself during your 2-1/2 hour tour through the spectacular Ten Thousand Islands. Thanks for noticing the personal attention I give to all of our guests in escorting and greeting upon return. Quality customer service is something that we are very proud of. Thanks for taking the time to write your review... More

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Captain Mike was knowledgeable, personable, and fun! My husband and I took our three young boys (ages 6, 4 and 2) and we all had a blast. We saw manatee, dolphin, alligator and birds. I realize it all depends on the day but Captain had an excellent "eye". Plus we shopped around and this was the best price! Can't go... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your family experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. We are so delighted that the wildlife was active during your 2-1/2 hour tour and especially happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you for acknowledging the value for your hard earned dollar as well. Hope to see you again. More

Park Ridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were lucky enough to get out for some fabulous offshore fishing with Capt. Jim. My wife and I and another couple made the trip. Excellent time from the moment we got to the dock and saw a large Manatee swimming right in the marina, until the last fish was cleaned. Capt. Jim knows were the fish are, and we... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is an added bonus that you get to view the fantastic wildlife within the 10,000 Islands as you venture out to the fishing grounds. You folks sure had some exciting non stop action during your trip and actually boated the largest Permit we've ever seen. I know that had to make for... More

Longmont, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our trip out to the Gulf through the mangrove islands with Captain Mike. This outfit is the real deal. They don't try to sell or pressure you with gimmicks or coupons. They offer a legitimate tour of the beautiful mangroves from the marina out to the gulf. We saw many manatees, including a pod of 6+ females... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. We really appreciate your recognition of us as an ethical ecotour operator with a high regard for how we view the glorious wildlife of the Ten Thousand Islands. Our reconfigured fleet of Hurricane deck boats allow for a very intimate experience second to... More

Southlake
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

These guys are wonderful! You see Manatees in their natural environment. Beware of others that "guarantee" your manatee visit. They use electric motors that cause these beautiful creatures to flip out. Double R makes sure not to disturb the manatees. We saw them swimming in a relaxed pod. It was fantastic. The trip to the ten thousand island area was... 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. We are extremely pleased that we exceeded your expectations (especially those of the teens) during your 2-1/2 hour tour through the largest mangrove forest in the United States. Respectful viewing of the inhabitants of the Ten Thousand Islands remains a top priority at Double R's. We look... More

North Port, Florida
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70 helpful votes 70 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

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