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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
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 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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Dan R wrote a review May 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions
Last week while spending time in Bonita Springs, I saw an ad for manatee sight seeing. My wife, adult son and I booked a 5pm 90 minute trip. Shortly after booking on line, they called to verify. When we got there, Captain Bill gave us clean UV sunglasses for better viewing. Not
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Date of experience: May 2020
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katieb120 wrote a review Mar 2020
Maryland51 contributions18 helpful votes
It was one of the coldest days in January - maybe 37?? - and we were booked for a tour. We thought about cancelling and boy are we glad that we didn't! The colder weather made for great manatee sightings. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Thank you so much for joining us!! We know it can be uncomfortable for our guests when it's cold outside... and in January and February, those are the best times (usually) to see manatees! Hope you join us again.
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Cathypb1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Louisville, Kentucky103 contributions11 helpful votes
We did not see a boat to take for the tour today . It was a chilly day and the water was dark. We saw no signs or dates/ times for the tour . Will return on a nicer day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Unfortunately when the winds are high or there is rain/lightening forecasted, we consider the safety of our guests and do not operate tours. We hope that the next time you are in the area you check out our webiste for the available dates and join us! www.ManateeAndEcoRiverTours.com
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Dale F wrote a review Feb 2020
Peoria, Arizona44 contributions10 helpful votes
The owners talked non-stop the entire tour. Very informative. We saw lots of manatees. Well worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Thank you for the nice words! We love to share with the public.
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Teresa H wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Coral, Florida2 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a great time with Captain Rich. We saw manatees very close to the boat. We even had an alligator swim by. Captain Rich I very knowledgeable and he really cared that we had a good time
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ManateeEcoRiverTours, Owner at Manatee & Eco River Tours
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Manatees are really neat mammals... and we are glad to hear you had a nice trip! I just wish it had been with us as we do not have a Captain by the name of Rich.
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