Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours

Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours

Banana Bay Tour Company Day Tours
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Banana Bay Tour Company is dedicated to high quality eco-tourism. We specialize in ecological tours of South West Florida, Fort Myers Beach to the South Sanibel to the West and Cape Coral to the North. Come and watch the dolphins play in our beautiful estuaries. Your guides are trained certified Florida Master Naturalists in Coastal Environments / Wetlands from the University of Florida and we are a Dolphin SMART Approved tour operator.
Cape Coral, United States
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2022

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SheilaWilkinson
3 contributions
Dec 2022
This is one of our favorite experiences for visitors from out of state. We have seen dolphins every time. Our most recent tour was the best yet. So many dolphins and they were putting on a show for boaters. The captain and the guide for this tour go out of their way to make guests of all ages feel welcome. They are especially good with children. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 11 January 2023
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Ulrika S
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Such an amazing trip! Among other animals we were lucky to see both manatees, lots of dolphins and get a fantastic look at hundreds of american white pelicans gathered on a small island. The charming crew entertained us the whole trip with anecdotes and fun facts and really made us all feel welcome and special. Thank you so much!
Written 7 January 2023
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Xiusep
Mettmenstetten, Switzerland88 contributions
Aug 2022
We've been on a tour for the 2nd time and again, very nice, very friendly and entertaining. I just can recommend it.
Written 15 August 2022
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Dear Xiusep: Thank you for your five star review. We are delighted you toured with us again. No two tours are alike. Our crew enjoy sharing their knowledge and interacting with our guests while providing an enjoyable time. There is so much marine and wildlife. Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again! Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 16 August 2022
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Shannon H
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Absolutely amazing tour Thank you so much for a trip I won't forgot .
Educating us was by far one of the most important parts for me plus seeing mama and her baby swimming freely where they belong, ranger Rob has some wonderful knowledge to share and its well worth the listen, and thanks to our amazing captain for keeping us safe during that storm. We all thank you for everything. If you have never done this tour I highly recommend it even if you don't get to see a dolphin you will learn so much .and it's also just fun to be on the water.

Shannon
Ontario, Canada
Written 4 August 2022
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Dear shannonhA5508TJ: Thank you for your excellent review. Customer service is very important to us. Our staff is very knowledgeable about this region. Sharing our experiences and knowledge while providing an enjoyable time on the tours is important. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and we hope you come back to visit us again on any of our tours. Thank you again for your review and recommendation. Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 5 August 2022
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Dreamer184114
13 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Wonderful experience and an awesome crew. Thank you JR and Anja!
Came back after 8 years an loved it like the first time.
Written 1 August 2022
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Dear Dreamer184114, Thank you for your five star review and for touring with us again. We are so glad you had a wonderful time while on our tour. No two tours are alike. Should you visit Southwest Florida again, we would love to welcome you back on any of our tours. Again, thank you for your review. Warmest regards, Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 2 August 2022
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Katianna B
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Thank you Captain Rick and first mate Julia for giving us such a sweet experience! We will definitely be back with banana bay boat tours. We are from Minnesota, and totally got the Minnesota nice vibes you don’t get everywhere in Florida!
Written 14 May 2022
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Dear katiannab2022: We thank you for your great review. Customer service is very important to us. We want everyone to have a memorable tour. Our crew enjoy sharing their knowledge and making the tour interesting for everyone. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you on board any of our tours. Best regards, Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 17 May 2022
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RayRay56
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Well I still haven’t seen a manatee, but we still had a great time. A wonderfully shaded, comfortable boat took us out for a day at sea. Julia told us all about Mangrove trees, dolphins and manatees. Captain Rick had her steer the boat as he told the tale of how she rescued a sea bird stuck in a net. Just like a proud dad. Both were extremely funny and patient even when my daughter had a strange question. We did get to see a mother and baby dolphin jumping around and several other dolphins on the trip. There was shelling and lunch on a small island as well.
Thank you both for an entertaining and relaxing day at sea!
Written 26 April 2022
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Dear RayRay56, Thank you for your excellent review. Customer service is very important to us. We are happy you and your family had an enjoyable time on our Half Day Dolphin Ecological Tour. We are fortunate here in southwest Florida to have dolphins. There is so much marine and wildlife as well. Thank you again for a wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon on any of our tours.
Written 28 April 2022
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espressomartini1979
Doncaster, UK147 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Just literally hit off the boat for the dolphin sunset cruise.

What an experience I can see why it has 5* reviews.

Captain JR & Julia made the experience amazing. From the courteous arrival to being interested in all our party. Can’t beat having a good chat. Arranging the dolphin show, ospreys, eagles & amazing sunset even with the big cloud.

Made our daughters holiday by letting her pilot the boat and teaching her about the deep channels, sand banks, signs & what to look out for. An experience we all will never forget.

Well done this was amazing. Don’t delay book and get the experience.
Written 23 April 2022
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Dear espressomartini1979, Thank you for your excellent review. Customer service is very important to us as well as sharing our knowledge of the marine and wildlife. We are happy your daughters had a wonderful time and experienced first hand what is involved to pilot a boat. Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to having you on board any of our tours in the future. Best regards, Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 26 April 2022
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Carney6186
Crown Point, IN9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
If you are on the fence about taking this tour, especially with children don't be .

We took the Half Day Ecological Dolphin Cruise out of Cape Coral on todays date with six adults and three young children(7 years old to 2 years old).

Captain JR and his assistant Julia were amazing and made the trip very memorable and enjoyable.

You can tell that Captain JR throughly enjoys his job as he engaged with many of the passengers during the trip, especially the children as he taught them about boating and the wildlife.

While on our tour we saw at least a dozen dolphins , some of which were jumping multiple time (which is rare apparently ) and even assisted in rescuing a pelican struck in fishing line.

The island you stop on is small but very nice. You only spend about thirty minutes on it so no need to get carried away with beach gear. We let the kids play on the island and eat their lunch on the boat.

Overall a very pleasant/memorial experience. Probably the best boating tour I've taken to date.
Written 2 April 2022
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Dear Carney6186: Thank you for such an excellent review and sharing your experience on our Ecological Dolphin Lunch Tour. We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience on our tours, that's why customer service is very important to us. We are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time on our tour. We are fortunate to have a group of Dolphins here in Southwest Florida and they rarely disappoint us. Our crew enjoy sharing their knowledge about the variety of marine and wildlife and educating the public about the ecosystem as well as making it fun. We hope to see you again soon an any of our tours. Thank you again for a splendid review. Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 5 April 2022
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IsisV
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Amazing time with Trevor! Best guide! So fun and exhilarating…loved the sand sand dunes! Views are fantastic!
Written 17 February 2022
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Dear Ivallepa, Thank you for your five star review. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable and they love to share their experiences as well as making it fun. We hope you come back to visit us again. Thank you again for your review. Your Banana Bay Tour Company Team
Written 19 February 2022
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