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Estero Bay, New Pass Bridge at Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
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All reviews orange river estero bay tim martell kayak tour master naturalist guide tim knowledgeable guides these guys horseshoe crabs highly recommend this tour once in a lifetime local wildlife an incredible experience fort myers interesting facts bald eagles would recommend this to anyone
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Reviewed 3 days ago

if you are traveling to Fort Myers Beach Area, you need to seriously consider joining Tim and Eric for a morning outing in nature and on the water. This was a great family adventure and lots of fun. Great hospitality and expertise. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so glad we did this with Manatee Guides this morning! To be so close to view dolphins and especially the Manatees was a once in a lifetime experience. Tim was awesome!!!! Funny, knowledgeable and protective. We would recommend this to anyone willing to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is by far the best way we could have spent our morning in fort myers. So peaceful and serene. Just the right time where the noisy jet skis and boats did not disturb us. We got to see manatee and dolphins this morning and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A vigorous kayaking trip to a hidden gem area where our fabulous guides did a great job of finding manatees, teaching us about the ocean secrets, and making a fun time. A perfect way to enjoy Estero Island besides hitting the beach!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Candy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gotta say my fiancé and I had a blast!!! This is hands on the best experience you can get! We got to see dolphins,manatees, blue cranes,pelicans and a dwarf mini seahorse! The staff Tim,Eric and Johnny were amazing guides and made the experience very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rob031314
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't have dreamed of a better experience if I tried! Manatees were so close to my kayak that I could even hear them breathing to come up for air, what an experience! Our guides were so dedicated to helping us encounter these beautiful creates...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank muczynskikira
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending the morning with knowledgeable, humorous, and hospitable guides made this tour my favorite Florida activity this week. Not only were we able to see manatees, dolphins and many species of water fowl, but we were also able to hear educational facts, and personal first-hand...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RacquetMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I are on vacation and decided to do something local and found the Manatee Guides. I really wish I could give more than 5 stars because it was the best tour I’ve ever been on. Tim, Eric and Johnnie were the nicest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tim & Johnny took us out on the most amazing guided kayaking experience. I have wanted to see manatees in the wild since I was a child. We saw many manatees, dolphins, a huge variety of birds, and tons of microfauna - including an endangered...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KellyAshD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I (aged mid 60's), signed up for another "eco" kayaking tour. We think we have been on at least twenty tours from the Caribbean, Greece, US and Canada and thought we knew what to expect. We were wrong. Usually it is: herd...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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October 10, 2018|
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Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Hello We see Manatee all year around. Your chances of seeing Manatee are very good but can't be guaranteed. That being said …. we have a success rate of about 97%. If we can't find Manatee …. no one can.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from phc26 |
To Tim mater naturalist. Thank you Tim for your answer and it’s very helpful. Will definitely be booking with you. Sorry by error I press the thumbs down and could not change it. It should be thumbs up. Thanks
Meagan C
March 19, 2018|
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Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Hi. As long as your child can handle 3 hours outside, then there should be no problem. We have double kayaks so they can ride with an adult.