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Manatee & Eco River Tours

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Fort Myers, FL, USA
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About Manatee & Eco River Tours
WE ARE MAKING A FEW CHANGES AND TOURS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. WE WILL UPDATE THIS INFORMATION WHEN WE ARE BACK ON THE WATER AND OPEN FOR GUESTS. For the manatee tours (best observations between December and March each year) We travel the Caloosahatchee River from Sweetwater Landing Marina to the Orange River and back. The Captain and crew will provide facts about the area, flora and fauna and with a keen eye, help you to locate manatees who frequent the area during the winter. From April through November, join us for an Eco River tour where we head east bound on the Caloosahatchee through several of the original oxbows of the river, the Franklin Locks and then return. Or, maybe you'd like to join us on a sunset cruise? Classroom on the water? A private boat tour for your group exclusively? Have a birthday you want to celebrate? How about a small group meeting? Youth group outing? Sing-a-long... there are endless possibilities!
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Steven A wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Coral, Florida3 contributions
Captain John for the win! We came all the way from WA State to see manatees and we were not disappointed! With a quick wit and plenty of factoids about manatees and the surrounding areas, our 90 minutes was up before I realised. We had encounters with an aggregation of manatees, a congregation of alligators and a wake of vultures. My apologies, tripadvisor will not allow video, so I’ve extracted a couple pics. A great time was had by all, and when we are back in the area we will be having one of the other tours offered by Manatee & Eco River Tours. Thank you for a great experience!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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JenC2301 wrote a review Apr 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania57 contributions11 helpful votes
We enjoyed our manatee tour which also included alligators and lots of birds. Captain Barry was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Would recommend this lovely 90 minute tour.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jennifer O wrote a review Mar 2021
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John was a fabulous captain and very knowledgeable! Great jokester!! We had a blast. The tour was very informative and we had a wonderful time learning about the natural habitat and ecosystem of the area.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from ManateeKJ, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Apr 1, 2021
Thank you so much for joining us!
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Breda P wrote a review Feb 2021
Fort Myers, Florida5 contributions2 helpful votes
A big thank you to Captain John and Kathy for an amazing tour to see the manatees. Your knowledge and kindness made the trip outstanding. The magnificent animals you introduced us to will forever be a memory on our picture wall. Your love for what you do made this the best tour we have been on ever!!!! Thank you for keeping us safe during Covid-19 and giving us laughter, knowledge and a great time.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from ManateeKJ, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Apr 1, 2021
Thank you so much for joining us!
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NorthStar120739 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Wonderful adventure in nature. Safe COVID-19 practices in place including reduced capacity. My husband and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable morning with the Eco tour. Manatees were awesome to see in their natural environment. Highly recommend this adventure.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ManateeKJ, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Apr 1, 2021
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