2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour

28 Reviews | Naples, USA

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Not only will you be introduced to the great birding and wildlife in the area by your naturalists guide, you will also learn about the eco-systems, it rich heritage and long history.
Our tours are never "canned", so each tour is different. The area's wildlife move around in order to exist in their world and so must we. Many species are seasonal and inhabit different areas in different environmental conditions, so too, we must be able to adapt. Bring your cameras, binoculars, snacks, favorite drinks, hats, sunglasses and have a great time!!



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Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 28 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
jaxabearsmom, Jan 2022 Verified
It was amazing! Beautiful day, great trip and wonderful guides/ captains!! They were very informative and friendly. It was a lot of fun!
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
BRAD C, Jan 2022 Verified
This tour was perfect! We saw plenty of Dolphins. Got to hold a live starfish. The shelling was great! We would definitely do this tour again. The people were very nice!
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
899nevinb, Dec 2021 Verified
Joe and Kim were excellent tour guides. Highly recommend this tour. We saw dolphins up close and shelling in the island during sunset was very relaxing.
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
707deanag, Dec 2021 Verified
So much fun!! Kim and Joyce were full of knowledge about the history of the area and the wildlife and plants. But best of all, Captain Joyce knows how to be interesting to dolphins! Making a wake and lots of noise so that the dolphins followed along behind us was so much fun. Kim knew the names of all the shells we found (or was really quick at making them up, lol!) and told us about the birds we saw. Even more importantly, though, they were both so kind and helpful with our elderly parents and made us all feel like we were the only people they'd ever taken out. Reading the reviews I see that most of us had similar experiences and clearly they do this over and over, but it felt like they found it every bit as fresh and fun as we did. Highly recommend, top notch.
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
Bob F, Dec 2021 Verified
Captain Joyce and First Mate Kim couldn’t have been nicer. Captain Joyce is an expert at getting pods of dolphins to follow the boat - playing and jumping in the wake. Both Joyce and Kim provided great commentary and knowledge about the local bids, fish, dolphins, shells, and the mangrove ecosystem that supports them.
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
dalelU4931ND, Dec 2021 Verified
Capitan Joyce and first mate Kim were fun skilled and knowledgeable We shelled on a deserted island and had dolphins chasing us the whole time I saw other tour boats but the were so big and off the water they couldn't go where we did
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
Wanderer48478538978, Nov 2021 Verified
Amazing experience! Captain Joyce is very knowledgeable about animals and plants around the Marco Islands. Got a chance to see and know about dolphins and birds. It’s absolutely fun to see dolphins chasing our boat. Highly recommended tour for sure!
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
emkayel, Nov 2021 Verified
We visited from Chicago last week and had such an amazing time on our tour that we came back a second time 4 days later to do it again! Both times, we had Captain Joyce and she was incredible! She is very knowledgable about the ocean and surrounding mangroves and we learned so much from her about birds and dolphins as well. We saw plenty of dolphins and got them to "play" in the waves that we made with the boat. It was incredible to see them so close to us! Captain Joyce then took us to an island where we found the most amazing shells and sand dollars! We found 12 sand dollars in total, all white and in perfect condition, and we found countless amounts of shells that were also in perfect condition! When we first booked the tour, we chose a time and then Captain Charles texted us and asked if we would like to change to a different time because the time that we originally chose was not during low tide. I'm so glad that he texted us and offered to change us to a different time because I really don't think we would've found as many shells and sand dollars as we did if it wasn't for that low tide! I thought that was so nice of him to do that and it really shows that this company cares about its customers and they want us to have the best experience possible. We had an incredible time and will definitely be back next time we visit Florida!
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
KaraHoogensen, Nov 2021 Verified
Fantastic way to spend part of a day. Had Capraon Joyce and First Mate Kim, both of whom were super pleasant and informative. Saw lots of dolphins, and Captain Joyce went the extra mile to make sure we got lots of time to watch them up close. First Mate Kim was super educated on different types of shells as we spent time on the beach building our collections. Highly recommend this excursion!
2 Hour Dolphin, Birding and Shelling Tour
Danielle B, Nov 2021 Verified
In spite of the weather not being the best we had a great time. The captain and first mate did a great job and were very knowledgeable. We had a great time with dolphins surfing behind the boat as well as getting to see a number of birds and a lizard pretty up close. The highlight though was the shelling something we have done many places over the years. Great small boat tour and fantastic staff!

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