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Manatee Guides

#1 of 35 Outdoor Activities in Bonita Springs Features Animals
Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
+1 239-247-4955
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Meeting new friends.

We've just come back from an absolutely wonderful visit with Tim's manatees!! I refer to them as... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2017
Bonita Springs, Florida
Most informative and most fun kayaking manatee sightseeing!

Tim is super informative and funny guide to seeing manatees up close and personal. He teaches you... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2017
Karen S
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Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

We've just come back from an absolutely wonderful visit with Tim's manatees!! I refer to them as Tim's since they respond to his voice and he recognizes many of them who come to say hello. We saw so many of these magnificent graceful creatures up...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Tim is super informative and funny guide to seeing manatees up close and personal. He teaches you how to do it right and how to do it respectfully but yet you will be wowed at how amazing these creatures are and how close you'll be....More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a must do adventure. Easy kayak with knowledgeable guides. Manatees literally bump your boats. So worth it and the river is beautiful.

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Tim took myself and my 2 children, aged 9 and 11 on a tour in December. We saw quite a few manatees and learned so much about this beautiful creature. Tim is a wealth of knowledge and was very entertaining and funny. My kids were...More

3  Thank Jean B
Reviewed December 22, 2016

My son and I were blessed with a most memorable experience yesterday. Tim is an extraordinary guide. His passion for manatees is contagious and his enthusiasm for educating others about these wonderful mammals is inspiring. We highly recommend Manatee Guides!

Thank josh18182016
Reviewed December 5, 2016

My girlfriend and I did a kayak tour with Tim in early November. He's a natural tour guide, with a wicked sense of humour and a head full of factoids. He also knows Estero Bay like the palm of his hand. At the beginning of...More

1  Thank Jay B
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Awesome morning on the water with a great guide. Manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and beautiful birds of all kinds were the view for the day. Loved every minute of this tour and would highly recommend it to all!!

1  Thank Deb C
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Today, I took my mother on a 3-hour kayak tour, and we had a great time. The guides were wonderful, and they really know their Florida biology, ecology, botany, etc. They even gave us a short tow when we were lagging behind. :D Best part...More

Thank cdjnolemom
Reviewed November 21, 2016

What an exceptional day to have been able to experience an up-close look of a most gentle Manatee on the Orange River. Our tour guide Tim had a world of knowledge not only about the mammals but also of the environment and ecosystem at large....More

Thank cdegroot27
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We had a fabulous trip beautiful scenary and amazing wildlife and a guide who was passionate about Manatees and there conservation ,he was knowlagable entertaining and determined to give us a memorable experience.Watching two Manatees and their calf swim around and under our kayak's was...More

1  Thank Sheila335
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Are manatees still a view in the tour or have they gone to the Gulf? Also grandchildren ages 8 and 10...What is there charge for the tour?
March 25, 2017|
Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
We are doing our tours at the Gulf now and seeing the Manatees there! Yes, there is a charge for every person on the tour but ask about a discount for the kids! :)
How much does a tour cost? Will be in Florda February 21-26
January 29, 2017|
Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Our rate is $69.00 per person :)
Would there be manatees between Feb 3-12?
January 18, 2017|
Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
There is a very good chance. We have a cold front coming through this weekend and that should mean we will be seeing good numbers of Manatee between Feb 3 and 12. If possible, book early in your vacation in case of weather... More