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Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure

  • 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
Manatee Ecotour and Shelling Adventure
From US$ 74.99
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9:30am Tour
9:30am departure for the Manatee Ecotour
From US$ 74.99
12:45pm Tour
12:45pm departure for the Manatee Ecotour
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A US Coast Guard-certified captain navigates your boat through open water and mangrove forests in search of manatees, dolphins, and tropical birds on this small-group ecotour from Naples. Your route includes an inland harbor, Ten Thousand Islands, and one of the largest mangrove forests in North America, as well as a stop to hunt for seashells on the uninhabited Whitehorse Key.
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 30 minutes of free time on the uninhabited shores, a popular locale among shellers.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Reviews (41)

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Captain Dave made our trip memorable

We weren't sure what to expect but Captain Dave exceeded our expectations! There were six of us aboard the pontoon style boat - part of the ride was leisurely as Dave hunted for the elusive manatee and then helped us to spot several dolphin and...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great time above expectations !!!

Had a great time, Captain Steve was wonderful. He saw a bag floating, he stopped the boat, turned around and picked up the bag. Any one who goes out of their way for the environment gets an A++ in my book. It was a small...More

Thank dscott9476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great place

We went on this tour and had a blast! We went during off season and didn’t see any manatees but we did see dolphins and a sea turtle nest. Found some pretty shells too! Would go back, but during peak season lol!!

Thank Jana F
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Perfect private dolphintrip with Captain Steve!

We did the 3 hour Manatee Eco Tour with Captain Steve. We were with a party of 3. 2 adults and 1 child at the age of 6. We started of going through the mangroves towards White Horse Key Island were we did some shelling....More

2  Thank Vincent W
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Lovely boat trip and knowledgeable guide~

We had a great trip! Even though we didn't see any manatees due to the time of the year (manatees don't come into that area when the rest of the water is warmer) but we did get to see some dolphins! The guide was wonderful...More

1  Thank Annie D
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About 3 hours, because my son sang the Gulligan’s Island song! A three hour tour....
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