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“Eco-tour/Manatee tour”

Double R's Fishing and Tour Co
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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure
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Naples Eco Tour and Backwater Fishing
Ranked #5 of 134 Tours in Naples
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Owner description: The 2.5 hour manatee viewing eco tour is the only local eco tour that starts in the heart of the Everglades, and takes only minutes to get to the 10,000 Islands and the Gulf of Mexico. The tour is located at the home of South Florida's largest herd of manatees. Viewing the eco system of the Everglades in the comfort of a covered boat is a true Everglades experience. You are likely to see manatees, alligators, dolphins, and turtles, as well as many species of rare and endangered tropical birds. Some of the tropical birds species are the Ibis, Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Pelican, and the American Bald Eagle. The tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable local Captains and their boats are stable, comfortable and USCG approved. You'll learn interesting facts on the manatee, alligator, dolphin, and tropical bird species, along with information on the Everglades.Our 3 hour Manatee Ecotour/Shelling Adventure is rapidly becoming Double R's most popular tour. This excursion has all of the elements of the shorter tour but includes a 30 minute stop at a deserted island called Whitehorse Key where our guests depart the boat for 30 minutes of shelling and exploring.
Estero, Florida, USA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Eco-tour/Manatee tour”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Double R's eco tours- AMAZING!!!! It is often forgotten, the opportunities to see and experience the most amazing nature on the planet right outside the door. Jason showed a genuine love for the area where he was born and raised. His knowledge and humor only added to the adventure. Tammy, the natualist, was truely a gift! Personality plus! She was as excited as the passengers when a dolphin rounded up its meal, osprey feeding her young, and of course, the manatees.
People should take their kids and grandkids on this adventure instead of Disneyworld. They would have a great time, learn a lot, and have memories galore.
Theresa Tyo, Luxry Travel Advisor and Adventure/Nature travel specialist

Visited March 2013
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Elsie, Michigan
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“Backcountry fishing trip was awesome!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Not every girls dream of how to spend Valentines Day but for me, it was the Best! Captain Jim asked if we were here to fish and we said yes! He said this is not a fishing trip, it is a catching trip and he wasn't lying about that. The four of us and our little jack russell Spud had a wonderful time catching literally "hundreds" of fish. As soon as Jim would clear one line, there were at least one or two or even three more fish on! They allowed us to take our dog with us which was a huge plus. He had a blast chasing the fish as Cap'n Jim was trying to get them off the hooks. We caught some nice sea trout and mackerel to take home with us. Got into a school of Jacks that were real fighters. But the highlight of the day was when a 5-6 foot shark decided to take a fish as it was being reeled in! He would latch on and fight for awhile and then let go and chase it again! We got it to within 20 feet of the boat but eventually he got his fish and straightened out the hook! It was a great experience....

Visited February 2013
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Naples, Florida, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“What a fabulous day of fishing!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My friends join me each year for a day of fishing, and this was by far our most enjoyable trip. Our first time with Double R was delightful. We caught lots of fish and Captain Jim was an experienced fisherman and captain. I would recommend this charter to serious fisherman as well as families. We will certainly use them again!

Visited February 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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2 reviews
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“Girlfriends Annual Fishing Trip”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

What a day on Double R!!! Captn Jim Schmidt was our gracious and experienced leader. He knew just where to take us, and yes we caught 18 fish between all 4 of us. Captn Jim, helped our pot too. He told us stories about the wildlife, pointed out the large sea turtle, Herons, Ospreys, dolphins rode beside us on our slow ride to the open area. Cptn Jim treated us like queens, he baited our lines, untangled our lines, took pictures when it was important and we didn't even know it was. We had a blast! Like others have mentioned we caught our share of lil sharks and catfish but it was great fun and Captn Jim, made sure we never had to touch the fish. When we returned to the docks he cleaned our fish and we took them to Cracklin Jacks who fried and blacked our fish for dinner. I'd give Double R & Captn Schmidt and 10+ if I could. This is a great day trip.

Visited February 2013
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DeIke, Owner at Double R's Fishing and Tour Co, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We are so happy that your annual event together was enjoyed by everyone. Your reaction to the trip was something to behold. High fives all the way around and priceless smiles. Hope to be able to entertain you again in the near future.
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Naples, Florida
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“Our first and only choice”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We have done several charters with DoubleRRs Fishing Charters and have been EXTREMELY pleased with the great sevice, wonderful captains on the boats. We always catch fish and we don't have to clean them.
It would be a pleasure to recommend them to any one who loves fishing. Good Luck and happy fishing.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Richard L B
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