2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands

30 Reviews | Naples, USA

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Overview

The 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge, adjacent to Everglades National Park, is inaccessible except by boat. Our tour, led by an experienced sheller and certified master naturalist will whisk you to a remote barrier island within the Refuge. While barrier islands such as Sanibel or Captiva offer great shelling, these islands rarely have a foot print on the beaches.
Not only can you experience great shelling in a remote location, you will have the opportunity to see dolphin, possibly sea turtles or manatee, and a multitude of birds such as ospreys, eagles, roseate spoonbills, pelicans and the like while cruising to your island.

While shelling, learn about the nuances of tides and currents and how it affects sea life. Your captain/guide can make your tour a family learning experience.

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Average 4.57 out of 5 stars based on 30 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
ItstimeHouston_Tx, Jan 2022 Verified
We saw many dolphins close up, the boat was perfect for this project, Joe told interesting details about the area, we had lots of shells to choose from.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
julieaD2085AW, Dec 2021 Verified
My family and I had a fantastic trip on Christmas Day. Kim was terrific, she was so knowledgeable about the sealife, birds, shells, everything that we spotted while on our trip. I would highly recommend using Marco Island Boat tours.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
annetterains, Dec 2021 Verified
We had a group of 11 (2 kids). We took the 4:00 tour and spent a relaxing time looking for shells and ended with a nice sunset. We saw starfish and a couple dolphins. Was a great way to spend our last evening in Marco Island! Kim and Joe were great!
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
Lynda_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Captain Knowledgeable and fun. Would love to go again next time we visit Florida! Very welcoming staff.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
JJZink777, Dec 2021 Verified
Joyce was an excellent guide! She went the extra mile to make sure we all had a wonderful experience! She was very knowledgeable and fun! The dolphins running beside the boat was amazing!! Lots of shells and sand dollars! Would highly recommend this tour can't wait to come back!
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
PBPrincess61, Dec 2021 Verified
It was an amazing 2 hours!!! We had a relaxing boat ride with useful information about the area and eco system. Captain Joyce and her assistant were very knowledgeable and were able to answer all of our questions. I will definitely tour with them again.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
Andrew M, Nov 2021 Verified
Very fun trip that was even better than we expected. Captain and First Mate did everything to make our trip enjoyable and educational.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
redsoxnation-55, Nov 2021 Verified
We did the 2-hour shelling tour with Captain Joe. He was so informative telling us all about the mangroves and how important they are to the ecosystem. Also, all the different birds and animals who live in the mangroves. We actually saw a raccoon swimming to one of the mangroves!!!! I didn’t know raccoons could swim.We were taken to an island and the shells, sand dollars, star fish were amazing!!! On the way back we had a dolphin following us.Great 2 hours! Would do it again.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
P8405BRjordanr, Nov 2021 Verified
We had an amazing time on our shelling excursion. Captain Joyce was incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable of the area. We saw dolphins and collected some really cool shells. Captain Joyce made the experience excellent for us.
2-hour Shelling Boat Tour in the 10,000 Islands
W1152LPdebbiep, Nov 2021 Verified
Captain Ed was an excellent. He walked and shelled with us. He gave us a description of each shell. He is a native Floridian and has a lot of knowledge of local history. Great customer service.

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