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Manatee Guides is a mobile kayak company leaving from more than one location in Lee county. Please check our website for directions to current launch location. Spend the day with a Florida Master Naturalist on a unique kayak tour. Our tours will...more
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Estero Bay, New Pass Bridge at Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable visit to see Florida’s genial water creachers. A great to spend the day with children and experience local water animals.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichaelT4438
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, this was the first time I was ever in a kayak, so I was a little nervous. Our guide Tim Martell explained how easy everything would be and we set out. Tim has picked out the best place to see the Manatees, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tim and Eric had incredible knowledge to share about the manatees and all other wildlife that we saw including shrimp,pelicans and much more!! They made my family and I feel safe but made sure our experience was unforgettable with plenty of photos! Their passion was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roam784056
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learned so much about manatee and dolphins and environment. Really a special trip. Everyone still talking about it. Tim and Erik were great. Very passionate about giving guests a great experience while protecting the Eco life.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank callahmf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family is from Chicago. We came down to Florida for a family vacation over Thanksgiving break. One of our favorite family activities is to go on guided kayak tours throughout the state. It was amazing to see the manatees up close! Best guided kayak...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Middle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb day out, once again. We found dolphins swimming and hunting in the estuary, with a 3 month old baby. The highlight was the family of manatee that Tim found for us (god knows how he does it). They were bobbing up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamiestu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip!! Tim & Eric were such great guides, taking the time to find the perfect spots! Manatees swam right up to our kayak & under it was soo cool!! Would recommend 10/10 !!!! Awesome people & awesome tour!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hayley H
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We just got back from our tour and had the most picture perfect day with Tim & Eric! We saw so much wildlife and learned so much too! Tim and Eric are so knowledgeable and dedicated to conservation and they make the adventure so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicole V
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We just left Tim, our tour guide. We had a 3 hour excursion all around the mangroves and Estero Bay. Although we didn’t get to see a manatee this time, we did see a Loggerhead sea turtle and several dolphins playing. We saw an abundance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Everyday is a new and exciting adventure in life, and if you add in a guided tour with Tim Martell of Mantee Guides your day will be super satisfying!! This is a bucket list if you love nature and care about the environment. You will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tracey C
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.
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phc26
June 19, 2018|
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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
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Meagan C
March 19, 2018|
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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.
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