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Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours

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7225 Estero Blvd, Behind Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4707
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nice ride

I think Mother Nature took the day off as we did not see anything but birds on our cruise up the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
mary212
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Loudonville, Ohio
Great trip. Excellent value

Captain was excellent. Brought my 90 year old parents and they loved it. Saw manatees, cool birds... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Jesse H
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Come Discover Fort Myers Beaches finest natural treasures aboard the Estero Bay Express. Try one of ours narrated tours of Estero Bay’s tropical oasis. Look for manatees, dolphins, birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7225 Estero Blvd, Behind Santini Marina Plaza, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4707
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I think Mother Nature took the day off as we did not see anything but birds on our cruise up the river. Even a glorious sunset failed to appear. But that being said....It still was a very enjoyable ride up the river. Our captain was...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear Mother Nature took the day off on your trip - she can be finicky at times! The views of Estero Bay are both beautiful and interesting and we are glad to hear our captain kept you entertained. We hope you...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Captain was excellent. Brought my 90 year old parents and they loved it. Saw manatees, cool birds, and of course dolphins. Highly recommend...

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us, Jesse! We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the trip and hope you will join us again on your next visit!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My sister and I took our 82 year old Mother on this cruise to see dolphins. We enjoyed seeing the dolphins up close while they rode our boat wake. We also saw manatees, turtles and lots of species of birds. We enjoyed Captain Justin's facts...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us! There is so much to see and learn about the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve - we are glad you joined us! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Jay was an informative guide and Mallory was a friendly and humorous assistant. You can BYOB and snacks. You will see dolphins and great sunset views as well as gain some knowledge and history about the back bays. Highly recommend!

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for the review, Christi! We will share your comments with Captain Jay and Mallory and hope to see you again on your next visit to Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Jay, our tour guide, was pleasant and tried to keep all the attendees engaged. Jay seems to be a dolphin whisperer, because we saw so many dolphins. Jay also got the dolphins to surf alongside the boat. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll also...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review! Captain Jay is amazing with spotting wildlife in the back bay. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I took my 11 year old daughter on this cruise for her birthday. The captain and his crew were amazing and so fun to spend our time with. He was able to help us capture amazing pictures of the dolphins and sunset.

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for the 5-star review, Shannon! We are delighted to hear your daughter had a wonderful time for her birthday! We hope you will be back to celebrate with us next year!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have taken numerous dolphin tours offered on Ft. Myers Beach over the years and this one was the best by far! Not just because we saw dolphins jumping and playing, and a Manatee, but because the boat was comfortable, Capt. Justin was funny, knowledgeable...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for sailing with us! We appreciate your kind comments regarding our team members and marina. We are delighted to hear your family had a great time and hope you will visit us again!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This boat tour is relaxing, easy and fun. Booked online with credit card - extremely simple to do. Dolphins and Manatees swimming right next to the boat. Captain Justin and his first mate were very friendly and happily answered my questions. My 7 year old...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for the 5 and HALF star review! We are delighted to hear your son had a great trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Fort Myers Beach!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It was an awesome time and we saw many dolphins and a beautiful sunset. The guide and his assistant were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for sailing with us, Gail! The sunsets from Fort Myers Beach are amazing and we appreciate your kind comments for our team members!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time and the captain and first mate were awesome! They were knowledgeable, patient, and even funny. My kids are 10, 6, and 2 and they all had a good time. I was very impressed and glad we chose them to...More

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Peggy321, Guest Relations Manager at Estero Bay Express Dolphin & Sunset Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for sailing with us! We appreciate your kind comments and will share them with our team members. We hope to see your family again on your next visit to Fort Myers Beach.

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Vicky Y
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Response from GeorgetteG | Reviewed this property |
Google that name and go to their website and follow the trail for booking a cruise. That will lead you to the price and calendar for what days the cruises are available. They vary.
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carolescarr
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Response from theptaks | Reviewed this property |
Does go year round. Snacks and water good idea. Sunscreen also. It was a great trip. The dolphin cruise is also a good deal.
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