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The Dolphin Explorer

#4 of 85 Tours in Marco Island Features Animals
951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
+1 239-642-6899
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Great for large families!

We were looking for a dolphin excursion that could take a family of 7. Many offered in the area... read more

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mab992017
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Dolphin Explorer Cruise and Shelling

I thought this was very well done. I was on this cruise with young girls and they had a quiz... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Gms0907
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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951 Bald Eagle Dr, Rose Marina, Marco Island, FL 34145-2303
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+1 239-642-6899

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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for a dolphin excursion that could take a family of 7. Many offered in the area were limited to 6 passengers. This was a relaxing and educational journey that my family of all ages enjoyed. The crew knew right where to find...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this was very well done. I was on this cruise with young girls and they had a quiz, drawings,etc to keep them interested. We saw many dolphins - even a sting ray! The island to go shelling had tons of shells to put...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The expierence was better than expected. We saw 17 dolphin that day and they all have been identified and named. This particular area is one of four habitats on Marco Island where a total of 300 dolphin live and are studied and cared for. This...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a great experience. Had my daughter and my 4 year old granddaughter. Very nice people and informative about everything.

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Thank 51charmaineb
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful way to spend a morning. We had a fantastic time on The Dolphin Explorer. Captain Bob and his first mate Bob were very friendly. We learned so much about the dolphins and wildlife around Marco Island. We never expected to see so...More

Thank jackiep0tter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Brilliant trip, we saw 14 dolphins up close including following the boat in the wake. Captain Bob and Bob were brilliant. One of the best trips my family have been on, I would recommend this trip for anyone visiting the area. Many thanks to The...More

Thank NeilP0tter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw dolphins within 10 minutes of leaving the marina. Great tour, great tour guides and great locations

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great 3 hour tour. Informative and fun. Worth the time and money. Saw a dolphin not yet named. Had a boy on the trip name him. "BOB"

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing experience! My 6 year old loved it! They knew exactly where all the dolphins were and exactly which dolphin was which. Their knowledge of the dolphins was unbelievable!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 4 kids, 14-7 today and it was beyond awesome! Bob and Captain Michael were incredibly intelligent and informative. We saw multiple dolphins right off the bat...we all learned so much! Stopped at a little beach for around an hour to get shells...More

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30 April 2017|
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Response from MaryViktoria | Reviewed this property |
The trip was 3 hours long. They offer a trip in the morning and one in the afternoon. We took the 1 pm - 4 pm trip.
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