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“An experience of a lifetime!”
Review of Dreamlander Tours

Dreamlander Tours
Ranked #1 of 91 Tours in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home of the world famous "Dolphin's & Friend's" & "Gator's & Friend's" eco-educational adventure tours. We are proud to be the #1 ranked local tour attraction in the Marco Island area, as well as, one of the most respected eco-educational tour companies in the world. We are just a small family owned company that takes great pride in educating our guests about all aspects of the amazing marine & wildlife species that call our waters and the areas surrounding it home. We are big believers that God & Mother Nature gave each of the species that you will see, their own special traits & beauty. Our USCG Captains and Florida Master Naturalists will educate you on the area and wildlife. We guarantee dolphin sightings on all "Dolphin's & Friend's" tours or your next tour with us is free! We also provide Fishing and Watersports adventures. Please call with any questions, We hope to SEA you all soon!
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This was an experience of a lifetime! Our family of three signed up for the Kayak & Snorkeling tour with Steven. Any apprehension we had about tipping over or maneuvering a kayak (we are complete novices!) was quickly alleviated by Steven as he prepared us and put our shy, 8 year old boy at ease. We paddled out to the island where pelicans nest and were able to see baby pelicans up close and learn more about the various bird species from Steven who is extremely knowledgeable about Florida’s ecosystem. We learned so much and have a greater degree of respect and appreciation for nature now. We then continued our kayaking – with much laughter as we turned in circles and encouragement from Steven – until we reached our snorkeling point at the jetty. Steven was unbelievable as he guided us around the rock jetty, allowing us to experience the beautiful fish while snorkeling, and guiding our son who chose to float along the top of the water with Steven. He is beyond the average tour guide because he has a passion for what he does and makes great connections with people. Steven even brought us out again the next morning for another hour since we did not have any dolphin sightings on our first visit. We will always treasure the photos and videos that Dreamlander provided of this memorable tour and our son is already asking to go back to Marco Island and have another tour with Steven. There are many tours that one can take while visiting Marco Island, but there is only one Steven and Dreamlander Tours.

2  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

It doesn't get any better than this--a beautiful day with family, a well-planned kayaking trip, and a very knowedgeable and personable guide. We have been coming to Marco Island for many years, and decided to do the eco-tour offered by Dreamlander. It was the best decision we could have made. Steve is extremely passionate and committed to his work, which made the trip so special and enjoyable. He is also very safety conscious. Every aspect of the trip was well-planned and executed. We would take any trip offered by Dreamlander again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Steve, for the great memories!

3  Thank Gemma V
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

My friend and I went on the kayak tour and it was FANTASTIC!! Steven our tour guide was fabulous. It was just my girlfriend and I and it was the only tour we were able to fit in our busy schedule and Steven gave us the kayak tour even though there were no other participants. We saw pelicans up close and personal and saw their nests and babies from a day old and up. He took us shelling and we saw a sawfish which was completely awesome and then of course there were DOLPHINS! Best experience of my life! Steven was great and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!

2  Thank Nicole K
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Our family of four (two girls, ages 7 & 8) went on the kayaking tour of Marco leaving from Caxambas. It was an amazing time. Steve, the guide, is wonderful with children and a great teacher. We saw a manatee and dolphins, got up close with some Ospreys and their nest, and while at bird island, actually saw a baby pelican hatching out of its shell. Before the trip, I was probably least interested in the birds, but it actually was quite fascinating and I learned a lot. We stopped off at a little barrier island for some shelling, and it was the best we came across on our trip (we had been to Keewaydin earlier in the week, and this was way better shelling). We also found a live starfish, some beautiful coral pieces that had washed up from the storm a few days prior, and lots of perfect sand dollars and shells.

He was so knowledgeable about every creature we saw and was full of information on our surroundings, the history of the area and people, etc. I was a little nervous because I had only been in a canoe once, but it was very easy to pick up (although my shoulders were a little sore the next day :)). This was a great way to spend a morning, and I highly recommend it. You can tell that Steve loves Marco and the animals and birds, and he is very passionate about what he does. I highly recommend this tour if you want to experience the birds and animals of Marco close up. Children (under 12 I think) are free, so it is a great value for a family as well. We will definitely book another tour with Steve upon our next trip to Marco.

2  Thank ajotter
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We were in Marco for a company event and chose Steven and his crew to teach paddle boarding to a few participants one afternoon. Setting up the event was seamless and Steven was in constant communication prior to the activity to make sure that our group would have a great time without any hassle. We were not an experienced paddle board bunch. Steven was a great instructor and taught the group how to paddle board with ease. Everyone involved had a wonderful time and the group thoroughly enjoyed the activity and spending time with Steven. He is genuinely passionate about his work and his positive energy shines through. It was a memorable experience for all and I highly recommend choosing Dreamlander tours for your water adventure activities while in SW Florida.

1  Thank Lori O
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