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“Chills (in a good way).”
Review of Dreamlander Tours

Dreamlander Tours
Ranked #1 of 85 Tours in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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 guides & USCG captains will educate & help you understand, what makes our area such a unique and magnificent home to our "Dolphin"s & Friend's". Guaranteed dolphin sightings on all "Dolphin's & Friend's" tours or your next tour with us is free! All tours are the same great eco-educational experience, enjoyed in a variety of different ways.
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Chills (in a good way).”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Captain Alex rules.

He took us out to see the dolphins and they were so amazing. We found a spot and they were enjoying themselves in small groups all around us. We saw a mother and baby.

While this was going on, birds were flying overhead and he knew the names of all of them. Snowy egret, bald eagle and so many more.

I said I'd like to see some manatees and he really tried hard to find them, but they were illusive.

So relaxing and exciting in the same afternoon. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best day ever!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our group, 2 kids (7 & !2 yrs) and 4 adults, had a great time. We saw dolphins, birds, and collected tons of sea shells. The tide and winds worked against us and we didn't quite make it to the island we expected to get to (well the guys kayak did, but us wimpy women were a little slower and didn't quite make it) but you can't count on mother nature to behave. There was a small island, that we were told pops up at times depending on the weather, that was all sea shells that we did manage to get to. We loved it and my grand daughter really enjoyed picking up all types of different shells. She went home with more shells than she could carry. Art was wonderful and was very friendly, a great guy to hang with. He took pictures of our group and emailed them to us, which was priceless to us since we were busy trying to navigate. For most of the adults it was our first time kayaking and I was personally a little nervous about tipping over. NO Worries, the kayaks were so stable I didn't have any issues what so ever! The only problem we did have was in giving the 7 year old a paddle...she was so busy looking at everything she didn't really want to help paddle and it was more hindrance than help. We did manage to get her to give up the paddle and it made Mom's job a whole lot easier. We had a great time...even though Mother Nature didn't co-operate completely we knew not to blame Art or the company...they did their best to give us a great experience.

We want to thank everyone at Dreamlander Tours for the wonderful morning!!

Visited April 2014
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Middletown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great dolphin tour and more”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very pleasant , wonderful experience! Took the 2 hour dolphin and friends tour in the afternoon with Capt Jack... We saw lots of Dolphins, and more. Even my two 14 year old girls were very interested with all the beautiful scenery and wildlife we saw, as well as the abandoned dome houses! Fun way to spend the afternoon

Visited April 2014
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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Kayaking & Shelling 110% satisfied”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Led by John T, our 3-hour tour was very personalized and informative. Surprised that it was just going to be myself, my wife, and my son on this trip, we were able to go at our own pace. We kayaked over to an uninhabited island off South Beach for some shelling. We found a lot of sand dollars and other uniquely shaped shells before we kayaked back to the boat ramp. There were even two dolphins swimming nearby which I thought was cool.

Visited April 2014
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great times!”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Used Dreamlander for both a dolphin trip and a paddle board experience. We didn't see a dolphin on our sunset tour with Alex ( though we did do some wonderful shelling) so both Kieu and Steve insisted we come a second time as their guests! Brad our captain found us dolphins, and was very knowledgable about the 10,000 Islands. Arturo was our instructor and guide for our paddle board tour. He was a delight, both helpful and informative. Couldn't have asked for better experiences or value. Highly recommend!

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