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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
Estero Bay, New Pass Bridge at Estero Bay, Bonita Springs, FL 33967
+1 239-247-4955
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All reviews orange river estero bay tim martell kayak tour master naturalist guide tim manatee experience knowledgeable guides these guys horseshoe crabs an amazing experience once in a lifetime highly recommend this tour fort myers local wildlife interesting facts would recommend this to anyone
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Have done the same trip before and it was even more enjoyable this time! First dolphin cruise was at one in the afternoon, last dolphin Cruise was at 7 PM the sunset was magnificent the birds were very active on their Island and there were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 394linda
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Tim was absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable and passionate! We seen dolphins 2 minutes into our trip! Continued to see sea turtles, many many many manatees and various types of birds and fish. I would recomend this trip to anyone! Can’t beat the value! Thanks so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessie H
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Took my two adult kids, one of their spouses, and 2 grandkids (ages 10 and 13) for the tour, 2 people per kayak. Everyone had a great time! We had a lot of quality, up close and personal encounters with a group of at least...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Terry S
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Took my 3 teenage boys on the tour. It was the highlight of their trip. We saw a baby alligator, several dolphins. sea turtle, Blue Heron and several Manatee. Best part was spending a half hour with a Manatee and her baby right next to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Very cool experience. The guides let us decide where we wanted to go and see. We got to get up and close with a baby manatee and it’s Mom for 30 min. Also saw lots of dolphins. The guides made the trip super easy for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Erik took my fiancé and I out and it was everything we had hoped it would be! Saw at least a dozen manatees including babies. Erik was very knowledgeable and funny! #1 on TripAdvisor for a reason. Do it! You won’t regret it. Experience of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sarah T
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Came up close and personal with multiple manatees, also dolphins. Tim, the guide, had been very informative and helpful, he knew exactly where to go to find the manatees. Awesome experience that we will definitely be back for.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time enjoying the beauty of the estuary and getting up close and personal with both manatees and dolphins! Our guide not only knows about everything we were experiencing but does a fantastic job educating us. He makes the whole experience fun...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed May 31, 2018

My parents (grandma and grandpa), sister, and my kids (ages 3 and 4) all GREATLY ENJOYED our kayak trip today. Our guide was polite, professional, and extremely knowledgeable on all things Manatee and Florida marine. He was able to tailor the pace and information to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hadhmel
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This tour was an incredible experience! We did this tour on a rainy day in May and had three wonderful hours on the water. Tim, our guide, brought us really close to the Manatees but was highly respectful towards them. The Manatees were apparently undisturbed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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March 31, 2019|
Response from MasterNaturalist | Property representative |
Hello, you can book a tour and see availability through our website at manatee guides or feel free to give me a call at 239-247-4955 if you would like me to help you with a booking. We have enough availability to get you... More
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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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