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Meet your guide at the Port of the Islands Marina at your chosen departure time for the 90-minute covered boat tour. Board the boat, put on a pair of provided high-tech water sunglasses, and set sail through the harbor, bay, and mangrove forest in search of manatees.

Your guide is on hand to share details about the history of the region, answer questions, and help you spot the animals. Often, the manatees swim up to the boat allowing for up-close views.Your tour concludes at your original departure point. 

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Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure
Port of the Islands Marina

Manatees—sometimes called sea cows for their slow, peaceful movements—are often spotted in Florida waterways. On this small-group tour,  you'll get up close to manatees and other animals such as alligators, dolphins, and birds as you cruise around on a covered boat, which caters to all types of weather. Plus, exploring with a guide means your chances of spotting the creatures are dramatically increased. 

  • See manatees up close on a covered boat
  • Small group for an intimate and personalized experience
  • A local guide helps you spot the animals
  • Choose from several departure times
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Enjoyable and saw Manatees

We went on this tour twice and were the only ones each time with Captain Rich. The first trip we didn't see anything and we're only out about 20 minutes before a storm blew up. He got us back to the dock before it started...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 week ago
All is calm

Laid back type of tour...although I found the captain of the tour kindly and gentle, I really didn't learn anything I already knew. In all fairness I do live on Marco Island, so my purpose was to entertain my nephew from NJ, who never have...More

4  Thank Gina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Knowledgeable captain - comfortable ride!

Captain Rich was our tour guide and he was really great. As we left the dock area, we spotted a crocodile in the water. That was a pretty good start to the tour. As we left the dock area and headed out towards the sea,...More

Thank 877drj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manatees hiding but Captain Storm came through

Finishing our Florida holiday with a visit to See manatees was the right decision. Unfortunately, the animals themselves we not playing ball. However, we did catch some glimpses along with blue heron and alligator. Captain Storm made it all worth while with a great insightful...More

Thank Norman C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
As close as you’ll ever get to a Manatee

Although the manatees were hiding and didn’t want to be found Captain Storm kept us entertained with his wealth of knowledge of the area and manatees, then the wait was worth it as we found a mummy and baby and watched them for a good...More

Thank Lisa V
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
The captain of our tour followed the law to the letter..
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