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Address: 951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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+1 239-642-6899
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A National Geographic approved tour, we see dolphins on every trip up-close...

A National Geographic approved tour, we see dolphins on every trip up-close and personal. Join the crew of the Dolphin Explorer cruising the waters of Marco Island in search of dolphins as part of the only dolphin research study in Southwest Florida. On our trip, you will visit rookeries, estuaries and a barrier island that you can explore and shell. Two trips daily, seven days a week. A fabulous family adventure.

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great adventure

Bob, our captain and Bob (also), our naturalist, made for both an exciting and informative trip this morning. We have never seen so many dolphins close up jumping out of the water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bob, our captain and Bob (also), our naturalist, made for both an exciting and informative trip this morning. We have never seen so many dolphins close up jumping out of the water alongside and behind our boat. We highly recommend this trip for 4 years thru adult

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kent and Mike were pleasant and went out of their way to tell us a lot about the local dolphin population. Having a cooler full of drinks aboard was a great idea and sharing photos "at no extra cost was a nice surprise. K and M seemed intent on making everyone comfortable ... both the kids and the adults. It... More 

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Lawson, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the best excursion we had during our trip to Florida. The guide was fun and informative and we saw many dolphins. Drinks were provided free (water and soda) and we received pictures of the dolphins and ourselves taken by our guide. The captain was friendly and answered any questions we had. The last part of the tour was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the Dolphin explorer tour based on the good feedback and it did not disappoint! This was great, within 10 minutes we were seeing the first dolphins. The guides explanations were awesome and it felt like being in a National Geographic movie ourselves - it made it so much more interesting. The tour around the mangrove forests was... More 

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Cary, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful excursion. Kent was the naturalist, Michael the captain. We saw dozens of dolphins, Ospreys and Pelicans. We came home with some lovely photos and terrific memories. They even have a restroom on the boat and provided shell bags for the visit to the beach.

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Thank Jean C
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting SW Florida and found the Dolphin Explorer trip online beforehand. An informative and interesting trip - the group is large enough but not so large that you can't interact with several folks and the guides. Had opportunity to see specific dolphins and learn their names as well as manatee and osprey.

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Brownsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren on the Dolphin Explorer. Educational,entertaining, just a great way to spend an afternoon. It is one of those "moments" that will come up as one of those memorable times we spent together. Bob and Bob do a great job in making this an event, not just a boat ride.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful excursion. Three hours of fun, and relaxation. The crew were very knowledgeable about the mammals and different birds spotted while out on the boat. The children were treated to helping with the survey. Our boat held passengers of all ages and the trip was enjoyed by all. Can't wait for the next visitors to my area... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the dolphin explorer cruise for our group of 11 (including 3 young children) the morning of Feb. 10. The entire booking process was easy and they sent all the information we needed ahead of time. We found the marina on Marco Island quickly and, with a few minutes to spare, browsed the adorable marina shop that carries great... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great excursion by the Dolphin Explorer! Morning is definitely a great time to get out and see numerous dolphin, up close and personal. We have done this several times and it is never disappointing!

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