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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 117 activities in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My kids had a blast. Can't wait to do it again. Gary is the best captain. You can tell just how much he cares for the wildlife.

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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

...but it does, every year. It may be hard to believe, but every time we go out with Double R's, we catch more fish than the previous year. We had to buy a vacuum sealer and freezer bags; there was no way we could eat it all! Captain Jim is highly recommended. His personality is great, and you can tell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Our first trip to the Everglades with Captain Carl was great. We chose to do the 2.5 hr eco tour and learn about the area and wildlife. Carl definitely had great knowledge and enthusiasm, we slowed down when we saw things of interest. We saw a variety of birdlife, osprey, dolphins, unfortunately no manatee but seeing 2 bald eagles in... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. The windy conditions made it very difficult to observe the Manatees. We're delighted that you were able to view some of the other inhabitants of the 10,000 Islands. Capt Carl is always happy to share his insights with all of our guests. Look forward to entertaining you again... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we chose Double R's rather than the ones that advertise 'guarantees'. Not only did we visit the same location, and saw MANY manatees up close, we then went out into the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Mike, and he shared his extensive knowledge of wildlife and the eco-sytem throughout the journey. The excursion was very reasonablly... 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 your review. Viewing the Manatees in the man made environment around the marina is an important element of our 2-1/2 hour tour, however the real beauty of the trip is venturing out into the Ten Thousand Islands. As you have stated, the beauty of this fabulous ecosystem is unlike anything else in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were amazed - fantastic trip. We sat in the boat and saw at least 10 or more manatees. They floated up to us - even saw the babies! My kids loved it and they are typical 11 & 13 year olds - hard to please generally. Our guide was outstanding - I strongly recommend them!

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

Thanks for taking the time to extend your kind words. We really enjoyed your family and were especially glad to hear the girls had a great time. Please be sure to visit with us again on your next trip to SW Florida. More

Peoria, Illinois
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our two and a half hour Manatee Eco-Nature Tour turned into a wonderful three hour trip, as Capt. Carl continued to stop, let us observe two manatees, a dolphin, and a young osprey on what was to be the return trip to shore. His commentary throughout the trip was thorough and very interesting. It was obvious he knew the area... More

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

We are very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed you tour with Capt. Carl. We feel truly blessed to have him as a member of the Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. team. This beautiful area and its' wildlife are truly amazing. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and please come back to visit with... More

Berwyn, Illinois
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My wife and I wanted to do a boat tour of the Everglades on our recent trip to Marco Island and found this one on-line. We ended up going with another couple that was staying in the same B&B we were at and had a great time. The drive there was short, it was a beautiful day and we went... 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 Double R's Fishing and Tour Co. We are delighted that you had a great time and had an opportunity to observe the beautiful wildlife that the Ten Thousand Islands has to offer. To your point regarding attire, always remember that the temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler... More

Dunkirk, New York
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took the 2 1/2 hour Manatee Eco-Nature Tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw dolphins, manatee, an alligator, osprey, blue heron, egrets and several other species of birds. Our guide was especially knowledgeable about birds and we enjoyed the information he gave us. The boat was comfortable and the price of $55/person very reasonable.

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

Thank you for the kind words. Sounds like you had a good day observing a lot of the wonderful wildlife inhabiting the 10,000 Islands. We believe as you do, our prices for this special 2-1/2 tour is good value for your dollar. Hope to see you again soon. More

DeLand, Florida
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband and our 2 boys went off shore fishing with Captain Jim and it was an amazing time. The Captain alone was so much fun and so knowledgeable he made the trip! We caught lemon shark and blues,mackerel.flounder,amber jack,pompanos. The location is beautiful and I would HIGHLY recommend this for everyone to experience. We will be doing this trip... 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 Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. Capt Jim is one special person and we feel very blessed to have him as an important member of our team. He loves people and life and that's apparent every day. Catching fish with him is a given. The knowledge he possesses along with... More

Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed a 2½ hour tour on a new, comfortable & spotlessly clean pontoon boat. Our captain, Carl, was very knowledgable & congenial. We saw manatee, dolphins, bull rays & numerous species of birds. Carl's insight into the ecology of the area was refreshingly down to earth & exceedingly interesting. We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends... 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. Capt. Carl loves to share his knowledge of the Ten Thousand Islands and its' inhabitants, especially birds. Thanks for noting the condition of the boat. I personally tend to the daily preparation and cleaning of all of our boats. It's nice that it was noticed. Look forward to... More

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