My family of four, mom, dad and 2 teenagers, were in Marco Island for the first time ever at Christmas break. The first full day there we did the 3 hour kayaking tour with Josh our guide. Having never kayaked before, and totally out of shape, I was nervous but it was absolutely wonderful. When we got back, we immediately made plans to go out the next day for the 3 hr waverunner tour around the island. This was even better! Josh was again our guide...he's very knowledgeable and friendly. I think this is the only tour that takes you all the way around the island. You go slowly on paths thru the mangroves to watch for wildlife but then also get to fly across open water and race the dolphins. Since they keep the number of participants very small, they are able to really take the time to stop and let you hang out with the dolphins who are going around and under your waverunner while you sit there. We were also lucky enough to have 2 manatees poke their head up right near us.
Our kids are at the age where sometimes taking vacations with your parents is not their idea of fun, but Dreamlander Tours absolutely made this a great family vacation.
Net: If you want personal attention, a lot of fun, education about the island and environment, and a way for all family members to get the most out of your vacation, definitely try Dreamlanders!
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