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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 #7 of 175 Activities in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The 2.5 hour manatee viewing eco tour is the only local eco tour that starts in the heart of the...
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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.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I suggested Double R for my brother-in-law and nephew as they were in the area in September. Take a look at the pictures. WOW, never expected that much fun. What a blast! I'm so very glad these two decided to use Double R instead of another service. Not only did they have a great time catching fish, but the guide... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Previously when visiting Florida I had only done those big party boat trips out into the Gulf, and while those were enjoyable most of the time this was 10 times better! Captain Jim really knows his stuff, and his knowledge (and willingness to share it) made our trip so much more personal. We caught several dozen fish of many different... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with Double R's Fishing & Tour Co. Doesn't get much better than enjoying a private personal fishing trip with Capt Jim. You can tell that making sure you have a good productive fishing trip is a top priority of Jim's. Glad to hear that your wife mastered the technique and was able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time. Caught a good number of fish. The guides were great! All the bait and equipment is provided..bring a cooler for your fish!

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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 write a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip and had an opportunity to get introduced to the beautiful 10,000 Islands. Hope to see you again during your next trip to the Naples area. More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My buddies and I have been out many times with Captain Jim Schmidt and we had another great trip. This latest trip yielded three really nice black drum (6-7 pounds) and some big sheepshead. They all went to the kitchen of a local restaurant which is a great way to enjoy a group catch. The drum is a great fish... 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 recent experience with us. Capt Jim really enjoys your groups company. Nothing better than having a fresh catch prepared by a local restaurant. That new 225 hp Yamaha coupled with the new 4 blades prop. gets that 25' Parker up and running. See you again soon. More 

New Hudson, Michigan, United States
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Signed up for this at the Port of the Islands resort and it was time and money well-spent. Captain Mike took us out to the gulf area while showing us Manatees along the way. We were able to get many wildlife shots. The operators of this tour truly know the area and where to go to make the tour fun.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our 2-1/2 hour Manatee Ecotour. Not only does Capt Mike share his knowledge of the Ten Thousand Islands as he guides you throughout the area, he has a very keen eye for spotting the wildlife giving all guests a great opportunity for some outstanding photos. We are very careful not to disturb the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I, along with my 2 boys went out on a fishing excursion on Double R with Captain Jimmy. We had an awesome day! We caught several species of fish. I might add, our fish fry was delicious!! We saw manatee, Rosy Spoonbill, dolphin, sea turtles and alligator. It was a trip to remember! We had so much... 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 write a review. Another successful family fishing trip........exciting to hear. Creating memories for kids is so satisfying to us, it goes to the core of our business. Glad to hear you are going to make this an annual event, watching kids grow up before our eyes is pretty rewarding as well. See you... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This fishing trip was excellent! Capt Jim is a hoot! My husband, 2 kids and I all caught fish, which they cleaned for us and we cooked up that evening (delicious!). Plus we saw lots of wildlife (gator, dolphin, manatee). Even though our 9 yr old didn't catch a shark like he was hoping for, he was thrilled to be... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your fishing excursion experience with Double R's Fishing& Tour Co. We are excited to know the family had a great time fishing as well as observing some of the wildlife to and from the fishing grounds. Capt Jim certainly knows where the fish are and is very tutorial on the successful techniques used to catch them. Topping... More 

Westbury, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was truly an experience of a lifetime. I enjoyed the scenic beauty and sernity of untouched wildlife and learned so much about the area at same time. It was absolutely fantastic. The tour guide was very well educated, humorous and obviously very much appreciated his surroundings. My daughter (26) and myself (48) were so fortunate to see a manatee... More 

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

"Experience of a lifetime", that's a description that means a great deal to us an we certainly thank you for that. We absolutely love it when folks come away with a real appreciation for the beauty of the Ten Thousand Islands and its' inhabitants. Thanks for sharing the time you had with others and we look forward to touring with... More 

Hilton Head Island, SC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Captain Mike's courtesy and knowledge of the area made it a great trip. there was beautiful scenery and interesting shelling on an isolated beach. We had good views of manatees, alligators, wading birds and raptors. Good value for the money.

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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. As I'm sure you witnessed, Capt Mike thoroughly enjoys sharing the experience of touring through the largest mangrove jungle in North America. Stopping on a deserted island for a few minutes of shelling and wandering about was an added bonus and we're glad... More 

cape cod, MA/naples, FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful day yesterday fishing with Captain Jim. From start to finish we learned so much about the Everglades and surrounding area. We viewed some spectacular scenery and were educated on the various fish inhabiting the waters. Captain Jim was so knowledgeable and had a terrific sense of humor as well. Our thanks to owner... 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 always enjoy introducing new people to the beautiful 10,000 Island ecosystem. Spending a half day with Capt. Jim catching fish and enjoying his humor and personality is something that hundreds of our faithful customers have come to really enjoy. It's very apparent that he loves his... More 

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