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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure

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Address: 525 Newport Drive, Port of Islands Marina, Naples, FL 34114
Phone Number: 239-642-8818
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Description: Quality Manatee visuals are guaranteed. No see No Pay. Take this roomy 90...
Quality Manatee visuals are guaranteed. No see No Pay. Take this roomy 90 minute six passenger, 100% covered boat tour looking for Manatees and other wildlife. We check out the harbor/residential area and then into the mangrove forest. High tech see thru the water sunglasses are provided. Use a credit card to reserve and settle up at the end of the tour.
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Very personalized boat tour of a favorite hangout of Manatees

Captain Rich took the two of us and 3 other passengers on tour of the canals where the Manatees like to hang out. This is in a residential area that was developed from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Oceanside, CA
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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Captain Rich took the two of us and 3 other passengers on tour of the canals where the Manatees like to hang out. This is in a residential area that was developed from the dredging up of coral to build homes. The surprising bonus was that the Manatees discovered it to their liking and hang out in good numbers. It... More 

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Catskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Captain Andrew and first mate Bella provided a great almost 2 hour boat tour of the 10000 islands canals. As we looked for manatees which were a little shy because of the cool breeze keeping them below surface except for their noses, we were entertained by Bella the longhaired doxie who loved belly rubs. We saw several of the gentle... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

For folks who have never seen a manatee, this was satisfying. Saw a cow and twin calves. Also had a great close up sighting of a 12 foot gator. Captain Rich was very friendly and informative.

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This tour was he highlight of our vacation. Captain Kent was knowledgeable and extremely patient with my lively 6 year old. I learned a ton and had tons of fun! Thanks Kent for making our tour one I will never forget!!!

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Brooklin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Captain Kent for making Mom a hero with our three daughters! They are 9, 12 and 15 and all three loved this trip. It was the highlight of our 8 day vacation in the area. Captain Kent was great with the kids and really knew the area as well as the wildlife. Three girls have lots of questions... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great trip with our 10 year old grandson. We saw at least 6 manatees, one a mom and calf. Thrilling to see this wonderful creature gliding through the water. We also saw rays, black tipped sharks, alligator, small blue heron and an osprey nest with parents feeding chicks. Capt. Andrew L was extremely informative in an outgoing... More 

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Fontana, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were attracted to their promise of "Manatee Guarantee" "No see, no pay!" How can you lose? Captain Rich did a wonderful job of steering the pontoon boat to all the places the manatees were hiding. He interacted with us and narrated our tour in a friendly, easy-going way. We lost count of how many manatees we saw, and most... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've been to Florida many times but have never been on a manatee tour before. My grandma and I took a tour today and it was amazing! Captain Andrew and Bella were great tour guides. We saw about 5 manatees, an alligator, sting rays, a bull ray, and various birds. The trip lasted around 2 hours and the weather was... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our manatee sightseeing trip was amazing! Not only did we see a bunch of manatee, our guide (Kent) helped us find a fun frolicking dolphin which he followed around as we watched the dolphin feed and play. We saw see birds including an osprey nest and a parent during feeding time. Worth every penny and we have pictures and videos... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My daughter and I had a great time with Captain Alvin! We saw both adult and baby manatees within the first 10 minutes of the tour. My daughter loved the baby manatees, some of them were only a few weeks old! Captain Alvin was very knowledgeable and extremely professional. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see... More 

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