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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure

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“captain storm”(132 reviews)
“captain kent”(120 reviews)
“captain rich”(30 reviews)
Over 1000 patrons repeat our tour each year! Take this roomy 90 minute six passenger, 100% covered boat tour looking for Manatees and other wildlife. We check out the harbor/residential area and then into the mangrove forest. High tech see thru the...more
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525 Newport Dr, Port of Islands Marina, Naples, FL 34114-9785
+1 239-642-8818
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 30, 2008

Rick was our captain. We took a pontoon boat from the marina into the channel where, within sight of the dock, we spotted two adults and a juvenile manatee. We followed them around for a while and headed out into the main channel. We saw...More

7  Thank CruisingtoRetirement
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 9, 2011

We called "Captain Barry" before leaving the morning of our tour and were told $38/pp and $22/kids. When we told him that we had a coupon for $20 off, we were virtually interrogated on the coupon and where we got it. Basically he didn't believe...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked the eco tour for 4 and we were pleasantly surprised that we had the boat to ourselves and it was really a private tour led by a very knowledgeable captain/tour guide, Dan gave lots of wonderful information and it was a perfect tour....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice, relaxing, informative boat ride. Kids ( age 2 and 4)enjoyed it as well. It was a tough day to find manatees but Capt Storm was able to spot one!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain storm was incredible! He was knowledgeable, funny and he made the ride educational and fun! We had a great time with our group of friends! We saw so many Manitees (we saw more than 10!) and alligators. He had a knack for where they’d...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The knowledgeable and personable Captain Rich took a group of young men and mentors from Operation 300 out for a late afternoon manatee tour. It was a very relaxing and informative trip as Captain Rich knows much about the history of the area and the...More

Thank scott f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Rich was entertaining and professional and also had loads of knowledge to impart. There was strong emphasis on the conservation aspects which is great. The manatees were elusive, but Rich did not fail in our quest, and got us some great views. He has...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw multiple manatees, to include a family of dolphins and a salt water croc. We enjoyed the trip! Well worth it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On November 6, 2018 we went on the tour with Captain Rich. Immediately we were shown the two manatee just released from rehab with tracing buoys attached. That was interesting. Things got much better as we located several more manatee while on the tour. I...More

Thank michaelbF4579SV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our experience when viewing the manatees. We were surprised when we stayed close to condos and had a hard time seeing the manatees because the water was so murky. We saw noses and not much more. The captain of the ship was very...More

Thank janehaber4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading positive reviews about this tour, we were really looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately our experience was not so good. The tour lasted just over an hour, the Captain seemed to be in a rush not stopping when we did see an alligator...More

11  Thank baconfamily2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting my father in Naples, decided to try the manatee sightseeing tour. It is located in a pretty marina about a 1/2 hour drive outside of Naples. The boat was covered and we had a nice trip with a couple from England that were...More

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March 4, 2018|
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Response from SmillerNJ | Reviewed this property |
We learned on the tour that the manatees don’t usually like to swim against the tide. So this ends up meaning they may be on the move and swimming back out of the canals when the tide is going out so they don’t have to swim... More
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Bradford W | Reviewed this property |
In general, if you just call for reservations they will just give you the discount if you ask. We have never had a mosquito problem, although if you go towards evening you might????
Diane D
April 22, 2017|
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Response from cbluna086 | Property representative |
The boats are very fragile friendly and can take motorized wheelchairs.