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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure

  • Ecotour provides an ideal way to see manatees and dolphins
  • Guided commentary provides information about ecosystem as you go
  • Avoid tourist groups, and visit areas only accessible by a smaller boat
Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure
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9:30am departure for the Manatee Ecotour
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A US Coast Guard-certified captain navigates your boat through open water and mangrove forests in search of manatees, dolphins, and tropical birds on this small-group ecotour from Naples. Your route includes an inland harbor, Ten Thousand Islands, and one of the largest mangrove forests in North America, as well as a stop to hunt for seashells on the uninhabited Whitehorse Key.
What to Expect
Begin your guided tour with check-in at the Port of the Islands Resort prior to your selected morning or afternoon departure time. Meet your guide, board your boat, and head out on the water.

Your first stop is the harbor area, where you have the opportunity to see manatees in their natural environment. Then continue to the Ten Thousand Islands. Though the water surrounding this system of mangrove islands is notoriously difficult to navigate, the abundance of wildlife is well worth the effort—plus your US Coast Guard-certified captain makes the trip with ease.

Continue down Faka Union Canal en route to one of the largest mangrove forests in North America. Keep an eye out for alligators and dolphins on the way to your shelling destination at Whitehorse Key.

Disembark and spend 30 minutes of free time on the uninhabited shores, a popular locale among shellers.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
Reviews (75)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Captain Rich was excellent and so knowledgeable about the area. We were able to see several manatees. Would do tour again in a heartbeat.

Thank jodidasc
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Great Tour

We really enjoyed our trip with Captain Jim and his wife. I've traveled to Naples many times and this was the first time I toured Ten Thousand Islands. The only thing that was difficult was finding the office. Other than that, it was a blast.

3  Thank ddspears5
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Great tour!

We rode with Capitan Dave who was very knowledgeable about the manatees, dolphins and alligators. He took us to an island to shell and pointed out turtle eggs that had hatched just recently. We saw a pod of dolphins and he encouraged them to play...More

4  Thank James W
Reviewed 29 July 2018
Amazing tour!

We had a great time! We saw quite a few manatees, the scenery was beautiful and we learnd so much about the animals that live there and the area we were in. Highly recommed doing this tour

3  Thank Winona R
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Nice trip to Horseshoe Key .. and with a lot of dolphins

Super trip on the water ... with a lot of attractions ... looking for shells ... hunt for dolphins and manatees

1  Thank Canon_photo_69_be
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Response from paulsue2008 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours, because my son sang the Gulligan’s Island song! A three hour tour....