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About Savannah Coastal Ecotours
Savannah kayak and boat tours of the gorgeous waterways of our salt-marsh, barrier islands, and blackwater swamp environments. We specialize in small, private tours customized to the interests of your group. Wildlife is abundant and we commonly see dolphin, a wide variety of birdlife including osprey, eagles, herons & egrets, sometimes alligators, deer, wild pigs, sea turtles or manatee. Captain Fran Lapolla is a Coast Guard certified captain and veteran educator with many years of experience on the water, in the field, and in the classroom. Kayaker Kathryn Lapolla is certified by the American Canoeing Association as a Level 2 Coastal Kayak instructor and has completed the UGA Coastal Master Naturalist program.
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Michael S wrote a review Jun 2022
Savannah, Georgia21 contributions
Fran took us and our four out-of-town guests on a truly memorable trip. The Dolphin sightings (up close and personal) were amazing. The cruise through New Cut and back creeks of Wassaw Island (thanks to Fran's impeccable knowledge of the tides) were really special. It gave all of us a true appreciation for the beauty of our Georgia Coast and how important it is to preserve it. You can't find a better boat captain than Fran to take you through this wonderful environment.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Jane Kownacki wrote a review May 2022
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Such a special and unique experience! Fran was a true gem and was able to accommodate a last minute excursion for us on a Monday AM. He was so generous with his time, knowledge and windbreakers. This was one of the best activities we did during our long weekend in Savannah. Mother nature really put on a show! Don't sleep on this unique opportunity to spend some time off the beaten path and enrich your senses. THANK YOU FRAN!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Denise K wrote a review Apr 2022
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We had a great tour with Fran. He was very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. He took some awesome photos that we will treasure.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Marcela G wrote a review Apr 2022
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Fran was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the birds and habitat. We even got a glimpse of some dolphins that were passing by. I highly recommend the boat tour, just make sure to take a windbreaker, and hold on to your hats!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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catherinemiles wrote a review Mar 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida17 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Fran. He is very knowledgeable about the area, it was very windy so he had to modify our original plan, he had a plan B and it was a perfect day. We saw lots of wildlife including lots of dolphins. Fran took amazing photos with his camera and dropped off the flash drive at our AIRBNB afterwards.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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