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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure

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See manatees, tropical birds, alligators, dolphins and other wildlife on this 3-hour boat tour throughout the Ten Thousand Islands. You'll even get to explore a deserted island called Whitehorse Key to search for shells. This very intimate narrated tour will be a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Naples. There are never more than 6 passengers on a boat.
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You'll start at
Double R's Fishing And Tour Company
25000 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114, USA25000 Tamiami Trail, East Naples, FL 34114. After utilizing the restrooms, we will walk you down to the tour boats to start your adventure.
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    Double R's Fishing and Tour Co
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    see manatees, tropical birds, alligators, dolphin, and all other wildlife on the 3-hour boat tour throughout the Ten Thousand Islands. You'll even get to explore a deserted island called Whitehorse Key to search for shells. This very intimate narrated tour will be a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Naples. There are never more than six passengers on a boat.
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • This 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
  • Travel in good hands with a US Coast Guard-certified captain 
  • Small-group tour limited to six people provides a more intimate experience
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 some time on the uninhabited shores, a popular locale among shellers. Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Double R's Fishing And Tour Company, 25000 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water - bring anything you would like to eat or drink
  • Entry/Admission - Double R's Fishing and Tour Co
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Six passengers per boat. If more than six passengers, boats will travel side by side.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time for check in.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please supply local cell phone number in case we need to reach you.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This trip was amazing, Mitchell our captain was fun and full of information about the mangroves, birds, Manatee and dolphins! We would definitely do this again!
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Just got off of Manatee alligator and shelling trip and it was amazing!! Went with Captain Jim and his wife Virginia, and they were ssssoooooo amazing and informative. The trip was perfect, we saw where a notorious serial murder lived in a dug-out house with cement walls on his
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This tour was great. Small group size (max 6 people). The guide was knowledgeable about the area’s flora and fauna. Saw lots of manatees, and the highlight of the trip was the three dolphins body surfing in the wake of the boat. Highly recommend this trip.
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While visiting Marco Island in January, we wanted to see some outside sites. We couldn't have done better than this ecotour. 5 of us were on a very comfortable pontoon boat with Eddie as our excellent guide. We first went to a Cove where we encountered a few manatees,which was a
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The 3 hour Eco Tour was a nice mix of looking for manatees near the Port of the Islands community, slow motoring through some of the islands, and a sprint out to Whitehorse Key on the edge of the gulf to shell. Captain Ken was informative and friendly. The boat was clean and
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By: Double R's Fishing and Tour Co
LRoscoe
20
Manatees, gators and dolphins - oh my!
Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour Manatee Eco Tour today! Captain Eddie is a top-notch tour guide, scientist, and
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Shelly Y
10
Vaca with our besties
This trip was amazing, Mitchell our captain was fun and full of information about the mangroves, birds, Manatee
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Scott N
40
A freaking mazing trip,
Just got off of Manatee alligator and shelling trip and it was amazing!! Went with Captain Jim and his wife
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Stephanie B
United States
4612
10 Stars
I wish I could give this tour over five stars. It was spectacular. The stars aligned perfectly for us - the
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Chuck B
10
Great B-day!!!
FYI - I don't normally write reviews - Our good friend was visiting from the Northeast and wanted to go fishing.
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Gwen C
Amelia Island, Florida
11
Wonderful Trip
This tour was great. Small group size (max 6 people). The guide was knowledgeable about the area’s flora and
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wlmyers1
Chesapeake, Virginia
111
Outstanding tour
While visiting Marco Island in January, we wanted to see some outside sites. We couldn't have done better than
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DoxieGal58
Miami, Florida
16830
Beautiful trip
The 3 hour Eco Tour was a nice mix of looking for manatees near the Port of the Islands community, slow motoring
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Paul W
Traverse City, Michigan
279
Excellent Tour!
Captain Eddy provided us with exactly what we were hoping for! Shells, Manatee's, Alligators, a number of birds,
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Paul W
Traverse City, Michigan
279
What a great day!
We set off on a 3 hour tour, just like Gilligan, but we made it home. An absolute perfect trip with Captain Eddy
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