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Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour

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Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover some of coastal Florida's loveliest scenery, and its wealth of wildlife, on this small-group tour of the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge from Marco Island. Pick from several daily departure times, and set off with just a small group for company. Go on a naturalist-guided boat tour to spot animals like dolphins, pelicans, spoonbills, manatees, sea turtles, and more. Then, disembark at an uninhabited barrier island for a shelling expedition.
  • Explore with just a small group for a personal, hands-on experience
  • This boat tour offers a passport to the Ten Thousand Islands region
  • Your certified naturalist guide will share more about the wildlife you see
  • Relax on board, look out for marine animals, and go shelling
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We provide Captain and all necessary safety equipment.
Bottled water
Gratuities
750 Palm Point Dr , 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140, USA

Please meet to the left of the building under the covered pavilion.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Area Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Marco Island 2 hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling tour ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Best 2 hours ever.
Lance_G
, Aug 2022
Awesome tour. Captain and first mate were awesome as well. We saw some cool birds as well as the dolphins swimming and jumping out of the water in the wake of the motor. We also saw a giant sea turtle and two manatees. The shelling was fun and the shells were plentiful.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you
star-2
Overpriced for little value
Nicole_K
, Jun 2022
People were nice but way way way overpriced. You drive to a place to pick up shells and then drive back. No sight seeing. Just a few facts about birds and trees. And they don’t provide water or anything. Save your money and look elsewhere.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Nicole, I am sorry that you were disappointed. We asked that guests bring whatever they want to eat or drink. We stopped supplying plastic water bottles long ago in favor of a more sustainable approach. We do supply shell collecting bags for those that do not bring their own. Did you not enjoy the dolphins playing behind the boat? or the Manatee mom and her calf. The trees are mangroves that built everyone of the 10,000 Islands...one of the very few places on the planet where islands are created by biological action rather than a geo-physical event.
star-5
Great Experience
Kathryne_M
, Apr 2022
My family of 5 (3 kids under 12) loved this tour! The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing sting rays, dolphins, and shelling on the island they bring you too. I will be recommending this tour to others as well as enjoying it again on our next visit.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
thank you
star-5
Amazing experience
Elizabeth_R
, Apr 2022
Captain Joyce was amazing! The trip was so laid back, and she tried really hard to get the dolphins to play in our wake. They were too busy hunting at the time, but we got to make several passes to watch them get their fill of fish. It was truly amazing to watch. Then we went shelling and found some treasures to bring home as souvenirs to commemorate our wonderful trip! On our way back we were able to see an osprey that was nesting in a sign and shading her young offspring. If you look close in the photo you can see the baby. Overall, highly recommend this trip!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
thank you
star-5
Great tour with Joe
John_B
, Mar 2022
Captain was amazing! Gave us a great tour and was very knowledgeable. Would recommend him to anyone!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
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star-5
Highly recommend this tour and guides were awesome!
Kimberly_H
, Mar 2022
I would definitely recommend this tour. Great value for the price. Capt. Joyce and First Mate Whitney were great guides and went out of their way by making sure everyone had a fun time.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
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star-5
Dolphins and Shells - A Unique and Up Close Experience
Brian_J
, Mar 2022
The boat captain pursueded 4 dolphins to follow in our wake . . . It was up front and personal, thanks for making our day!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
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star-5
Fort Myer Vacation
John_G
, Mar 2022
Ed and Whitney (captain and first mate) did a excellent job pointing out the life. Ed spotted dolphins in the water and got the boat close to the dolpines so they started following the boat playing in the wake of the boat. Very cool. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank You so glad you enjoyed your tour with our Captain Ed and first mate Whitney
star-4
Dolphin and shelling tour
Michael_S
, Feb 2022
Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. The boat itself was a bit seedy with no shade. Kids didn’t care and loved it
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank You, glad you enjoyed your tour with Joe
star-5
Serene, amazing!
Janice_P
, Feb 2022
I loved seeing the beautiful lines that the wide turns made. 3 pm allowed sundown lighting. Stunning.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
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star-5
10 Thousand Islands Adventure
Peter_S
, Feb 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very good humored. Knew how to wake up the dolphins and have them play with our boat. I loved the visit to an island beach for shelling and bird watching.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank You so glad you enjoyed your tour
star-5
Dolphin-Magnet Boat - Magical Ride!
Galina_G
, Jan 2022
Didn’t realize it would be such an intimate boat - it’s an open vessel with seating on both sides for about 15 people. That made everything seem more immediate and accessible. Lovely lady captain who played Van Halen’s “Jump” to get the dolphins to do just that, and it worked! The shelling was also fun: we went to this tiny white-sand Island filled with shells, but the best part was the undisturbed view of the emerald and bottle green water all the way to the horizon. It was just beautiful and peaceful. Wish it lasted a bit longer, but is t that always the case when you are enjoying something?
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
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star-5
Fantastic!!
Isabelle
, Jan 2022
Did this tour twice already, loved it! Saw a lot of dolphins!!! Great crew both times. Highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
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star-5
Shelling and captain...
Susan_K
, Jan 2022
Shelling and captain Joyce was excellent, very knowledgeable. She stopped to show us dolphins eating fish. Terrific! I'll go again.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank You, so glad you enjoyed yourself
star-5
Tons of fun!
Nina_G
, Dec 2021
Amazing tour! The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and fun and made sure everyone had a great time. We saw lots of dolphins and had plenty of time to search for shells.
star-5
First dolphin excursion
Corinne_M
, Oct 2021
Captain Ed was great. He was knowledgeable especially about dolphins. We enjoyed seeing dolphins at play so close to us.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you
star-5
The best
Gladys_M
, Oct 2021
I had a lot of fun, not too fast not too bouncy. It was my first boat ride and I felt at ease. We saw dolphins I think about 5 different ones. Shelling was fun and the island was clear and beautiful. These guys know what they’re doing, they’re informative, nice and they do it protecting all while being cautious to the surroundings. Happy I went with them. Will definitely come back!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Gladys. We are eager to host you again!
star-5
A wonderful experience!
Robert_P
, Apr 2021
The dolphins were great! Our Captain was so knowledgeable! He knew what to do to engage the dolphins. A wonderful experience! Great shells!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you

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