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Loved seeing the dolphins!

The Ecko Tour was a beautiful sight seeing experience. We especially loved seeing the dolphins and... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2017
stephanieT4245DM
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Athens, Georgia
Today's boat ride by Ecko Tours was amazing!

Dolphin sightings, Great Blue Heron Rookery, Estuaries, Netting in the flats at the sandbar stop... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
jbhalloran
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Sarasota, Florida
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((ecko)) offers sustainable, all-inclusive ecotours that showcase Gulf Coast Florida’s fascinating natural diversity and cultural heritage. Combining exploration, education, and relaxation, our tours take you from world famous beaches to backwoods...more
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

The Ecko Tour was a beautiful sight seeing experience. We especially loved seeing the dolphins and playing on the sandbar.

Thank stephanieT4245DM
Management response:Responded July 17, 2017

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for the review! We're happy you enjoyed all the sights around the bay.

Reviewed June 30, 2017

Dolphin sightings, Great Blue Heron Rookery, Estuaries, Netting in the flats at the sandbar stop off where we found baby pipefish, baby pin fish, sandollars, sea urchins, baby shrimp, baby hermit crabs, baby cowries, egg sacs and baby blue crabs. Mote tour guides and experts...More

2  Thank jbhalloran
Management response:Responded July 17, 2017

Thank you for the review - that is quite the list! We're glad you got to see so much wildlife!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

The Ecko Tour is a great way to start or end your Sarasota-Bradenton vacation! I grew up in Sarasota and brought my family back to see where I grew up. The Sarasota-Bradenton area is beautiful by land, but seeing it from the water gives you...More

1  Thank Alyson M
Management response:Responded July 14, 2017

Hi Alyson, Thank you for such a detailed review! We're so happy we got to be a part of introducing your family and children to the beauty of the place you grew up in. One of the things we love most is seeing people experience...More

Reviewed June 28, 2017

An excellent tour of Sarasota Bay. Traveling on the boat, you see all sorts of wildlife, and a view of the mainland and keys from the sea. The boat staff is knowledgeable, and will tell you about the animal and plant life you see, like...More

2  Thank TomF2042
Management response:Responded July 14, 2017

Hi Tom, We're glad you enjoyed learning about the local ecology and history. Thanks for the kind review and for coming out with us!

Reviewed June 27, 2017

Relaxing and educational cruise, taking in the beautiful scenery while getting interesting tidbits about marine biology and the colorful local history from the expert guides. And the dolphins! If it was possible to get bored of seeing dolphins, you'd get bored of seeing dolphins, because...More

1  Thank KES1969
Management response:Responded July 14, 2017

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the cruise and had a chance to see quite a bit of wildlife.

Reviewed March 31, 2017

The Ecko Tour in Myakka River State Park has two parts/options that I took advantage of. The first was their kayak tour up the Myakka River. Our guide was professional, safety minded, fun, helpful, and had a vast knowledge of the flora/fauna along our journey....More

Thank Mark T
Management response:Responded April 5, 2017

Hi Mark! Thank you for such a kind and detailed review and for sharing your photos! We are really glad you were able to make it out with us last Thursday. Wayne and Michelle both said you guys were a great group! I will definitely...More

Reviewed March 31, 2017

I had such a splendid time going on a guided Kayak and Bike Tour the other day with Ecko Tours! I came down from Gainesville to participate in a bloggers day and had a blast. The guides knew so much about the park and were...More

Thank Danielle M
Management response:Responded April 5, 2017

Hi Danielle, Thank you for your review! It was great meeting you on Thursday. We are glad you were able to make the long trek down from Gainesville! Wayne and Michelle really enjoyed showing you all around. Safe travels back north!

Reviewed February 18, 2017

Spent a day kayaking in Sarasota Bay, visiting MOTE Marine aquarium and Save Our Seabirds rescue center in the same complex on Siesta Key. The kayaking was beautiful, and designed for the participants' skill level. The kayaking trip was 2-3 hours in length. Brad, our...More

1  Thank nosnob123
Management response:Responded February 24, 2017

Thank you for such a kind and detailed review! We are really happy that you enjoyed the experience and were able to take away so much about the research and conservation work going on at Mote Marine Laboratory and Save Our Seabirds. Enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed February 16, 2017

The entire day was well organized and filled with good information and fun experiences. Brad, our kayaking guide, was knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with us. He also gave some great kayaking tips which improved my skills and made the time on the water more...More

1  Thank Beth W
Management response:Responded February 24, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are really glad the kayaking tips helped make your time on the water more enjoyable. It's also great to hear how informative you thought the interactive tours were. One of our goals is to offer a...More

Reviewed February 15, 2017

This day long tour was fun and educational. We kayaked on the bay. In addition to seeing numerous birds, our excellent guide netted interesting items from the water to view up close. The tour included the aquarium where our guide again took pains to show...More

1  Thank jmsley520
Management response:Responded February 24, 2017

Thank you for your review of our Sarasota Bay Marine Life tour! We are glad you got to see numerous birds and marine organisms on the morning paddle. We are also grateful for your appreciation of our guides' knowledge and passion. It sounds like you...More

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