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“My favorite thing we did in Florida”
Review of Good Time Charters

Good Time Charters
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$21.20*
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Dolphin and Wildlife Cruise in Fort Myers Beach
Ranked #2 of 76 Tours in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Go with the best and most reputable company in Fort Myers Beach. Dolphin Wildlife Cruises, Shelling Dolphin tours, Dolphin Sunset Cruises, Back Country Fishing Charters, Kayak tours, Stand Up Paddleboarding. Fun and Knowledgable Captains, Certified Florida Naturalist guides, Native Marine Biologist and a Certified Kayak Instructor on staff. Fantastic rates for Family Fun. Family owned and operated with great customer service, keeping our tours fresh and fun for all ages. Letting the "Good Times" Roll since 1999.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We were so confused on which dolphin tour to do. There are so many! So we decided to go with the one w/ the best value. captain Joe was so nice and took the time to explain things, etc. We saw a lot of dolphins, including a baby! And he even got the dolphins to play in the wake of the boat. The beach where we went shelling was nice and we opted to swim. We saw several dolphins up close there as well. It was a very nice time and a surprising value!

Thank Melanie H
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

My two young boys ages 5 and 8 and I went on this tour on August 31. We took the morning 9-12 dolphin-shelling cruise. The boat was full with 18 passagers. We saw dolphins as soon as we left the boat slip, and Captain Joe was great to cruise over to them, get there interest and pick up the pace which the dolphins chased along in the wake. It was amazing! Lots of great pics and video! While we only saw one manatee from afar, we saw lots of birds, a couple sea turtles surfaced, and plenty of dolphins. We came across at least 3 different pairs of dolphins who chased our wake and put on quite a show for us. We even saw one do a big jump beside the boat.

The stop at the island for shelling was great. Christina is very knowledgable and the boys and I learned alot about the marine life in the area.

I highly recommend it, it was good value, the boat was nice and small so you were close to the water and there was still room to move around and get different views.

Thank CdnTravelmom
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Unlike some dolphin cruises which promise sighting of dolphins this one actually did deliver! The cruise was great. We had a great time and had so much fun! The crew was wonderful, very knowledgeable and very nice. We had a great group of people...about 17 on the boat. We did see lots of wildlife including, Manatee, sea turtles, unique birds, fish and lots of dolphin. At one point the dolphin were following our boat and jumping up out of the water. We got some great photos! I loved that they took us to little island where we were able to get off to explore and collect shells and was able to swim in the water for an hour. The cruise was about 3 hours and worth every penny. If you are in the Fort Myers area and would like to do a nice cruise this one is a must.

1  Thank sunnybuny1996
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Christina and Captain Gale were great tour guides. We saw many dolphins including several that rode the boat wake. Passed very close to a mother manatee and calf. Christina talked about and showed many examples of shells before our stop at an isolated beach for shelling. All in all the trip was very informative, leisurely, and a great deal of fun. Coolers are welcome and swimwear is needed. They were very accommodating for the camera buffs making sure everyone had a chance for the perfect shot. Kudos to Good Time Charters.

Thank Annette B
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We are NOT the outdoor type but were in Florida with our ten year old grandson and wanted to give him a fishing experience. Mike was just a great guide for us and knows his stuff on where to go to catch what type of fish. Our grandson caught tons of fish...many too small and had to be returned but also caught a few good ones that we took back to have for lunch at the Fish House in the harbor....cooked to order. it was a great experience for our grandson...heck it was great for his grandparents too! One of the highlights of the trip for him was catching a little hammerhead shark that we turned loose after we took enough pictures with him......the subject of many excited stories that our grandson had to report home with to his parents! I would recommend Mike if you are looking to go fishing in the Fort Myers area.

Thank SusanVM
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