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Manatee & Eco River Tours

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For the manatee tours (best observations between December and March each year)you will ride on a 40 foot vessel which travels the Caloosahatchee River from Sweetwater Landing Marina to the Orange River and back. The Captain and crew will provide...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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16991 State Route 31, Sweetwater Landing Marina, Fort Myers, FL 33905-4850
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All reviews captain john his wife highly recommend this tour great tour unseasonably warm weather the columbus zoo boat tour tremendous amount fun facts eco system dozen manatees knowledgeable guides manatee sightings local wildlife their natural habitat great hosts fun trip
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an amazing experience, we loved the boat ride and we saw lots of manatees. Robert and John are so knowledgeable and made the whole experience so enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gina W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great tour we had today with these folks! More manatees than you could count plus great comentary and a nice, comfortable boat. Do it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David A
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! We hope you will join us again in the future.

Reviewed yesterday

While having a lot of with crew and other passengers, we learned much about the history of this area and the ecological factors that provide for the wildlife and plants in our environment. All crew members were well informed and presented information in an interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great up close view of wildlife. Excellent for those with limited mobility. Family always enjoys this.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wayneinfortmyersflor
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was granted. Their love for the animals shows in their enthusiasm and attention to detail. They are very great at sharing their knowledge.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Voyager41251447815
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate your feedback and hope you will join us again in the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guides found the manatees en masse and gave a great educational presentation which was informative and hilarious. Provided with blankets on that cold day and binoculars. Also spotted an alligator on land and a pelican visit on board.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cruiser02181498053
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Awesome time even though it was chilly for humans, a great opportunity to see the manatee!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you John and Robert for such a good time seeing manatees today!! You guys are great. And surprise! A pelican boarded our boat. Thanks for all the info about the ecosystem and manatees.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jennybee16
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The pelican was a true surprise for everyone! You never know what you'll see on one of our trips. And the manatees! They are fantastic. Thank you for your kind words and interest in the ecosystem and making a difference. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit and Loved it. Very friendly people and very knowledgeable! We got to see at least 15+ manatees. There enthusiasm shows in their work! Will def come back next time we are out here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JessicaReyes1003
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. We are glad you joined us today and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This crews was loaded with facts about manatees as well as many actual manatee sightings. They also provided binoculars which really facilitated our manatee sightings. Captain and his wife were pleasant and easy going. We will be back!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming on the cruise and enjoying yourself. We love the manatees, the area and do our best to share that passion with guests. Maybe you can visit again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been on this tour in a couple of years. Brought some friends this past Saturday. The Captain and his Admiral were great guides - fun facts and education along the way. We saw a dolphin and four or five manatees (water is pretty warm...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amyb3517
ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your return visit and kind words. Of course today (1/10/19) it was chilly for us and manatees were everywhere! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! (The Admiral)

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Kathryn C
December 12, 2017|
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours | Property representative |
Sweetwater Landing Marina located at 16991 State Road 31, Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Robert S
February 6, 2017|
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Response from sarc0xn | Reviewed this property |
Scheduled for 2 hours (10 to Noon) but we saw quite a few sightings and were out till about 1230pm. Cost was $25/person.
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mensch18
December 13, 2016|
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours | Property representative |
There is a marine-toilet onboard.
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