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The Dolphin Explorer

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Address: 951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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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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Awesome! Will do it again!

Excellent crew...very informative and knowledgeable. We saw dolphins, manatees and stingrays plus many birds. We will definitely do the tour again in December when the there... read more

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Gurnee, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent crew...very informative and knowledgeable. We saw dolphins, manatees and stingrays plus many birds. We will definitely do the tour again in December when the there are baby dolphins!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the 9:00 AM trip and had Kent and Capt Mike as our guides. Very capable and knowledgeable guides and found several dolphins from the very get go. Learned a lot as well as enjoyed a great boat trip to Keeywadin Island and back to the marina on Marco. Would do it again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the Dolphin Explorer. We saw many dolphins and some manatees. Two of the dolphins were jumping in the wake of the boat. Shelling was fun. Very nice experience for all ages! Definitely will do this tour again in the future!

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent morning out, great boat trip with many sightings of Dolphins and even some Manatee. Very infotmative trip and could not fault any part of it. You even get complimentary drinks and photos of the day.

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Oberhausen, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour, many dolphins and a great tour guide! During the trip we learned a lot about dolphins. See you next Year ;-)

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lancaster
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to Marco Island and we decided to take this tour to see dolphins. Got to see lots of dolphins and the crew was awesome. Friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great time..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleased with the experience. The personal was great. The shelling was excellent. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time I took out of town friends on this boat ride. Everybody enjoyed it. The captains are so knowledgeable of dolphins and wildlife in general. You can feel how much fun and excitement they have themselves. This trip is an great experience for kids (special activities on board ) and adults. Thanks agin and I will... More 

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Harrisburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd gone on this trip two years ago and were impressed by the sightings of so many dolphins and the professionalism of the crew. Same story this time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Dolphin Explorer trip, and saw more than we could count. And looking for sea shells on Keewadin (sp?) Island was special, on a nearly deserted beach. The naturalist and the boat captain were both helpful and friendly. We recommend this outing for anyone who loves nature!

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