Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour

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Naples, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
A note about this tour
We provide sunglasses that are sanitized.There is a max of 6 passengers per boat. Family groups of 7-42 will use multiple boats staying close.


Over 1000 patrons yearly repeat this precious, quiet, slow 90-minute of a guided group and are delighted with this Manatee Nature Boat Tour. Enjoy and look for Manatees, alligators, dolphins, and birds of the Everglades. High Tech water sunglasses are provided. This is a group of 6 passengers per boat


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour



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Average 4.61 out of 5 stars based on 113 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Manatee and wildlife tour
Tami G, Apr 2022 Verified
Loved the entire experience! Strongly suggest this tour. Guide was informative and very friendly.
Great time had by all!
Angie R, Apr 2022 Verified
We saw manatees, alligators, birds and a shark. But the best part of our trip was CAPTAIN MATT! He was funny, personable, and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend !!!!!
Manatee tour
John W, Apr 2022 Verified
Matt was our captain..tour was excellent saw manatees, alligators, sharks and various birds. Matt was extremely knowledgeable and provided Information. Would recomend for any age group.
Great time!
Susan M, Mar 2022 Verified
Great trip! Saw manatees up close! Captain was awesome !
Awesome Ride with Manatees & Alligators!
Melissa P, Jan 2022 Verified
We had Captain Andrew Sr. as our boat captain and he was absolutely amazing! We got to see several manatees, many alligators, as well as several different types of birds. He was so knowledgeable on all the different types of wildlife and shared many interesting facts and stories. This boat tour was a hit for a whole family which included little kids (age 4 and 7) and our older kids (age 20 and 23) plus the adults- we highly recommend!
Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour
Holly_D, Jan 2022 Verified
Captain Storm was great even with my toddler and baby not being the most pleasant guests. We saw a few mom and calves together which was wonderful. We also saw a few big gators. Captain Storm was extremely knowledgeable about everything we saw and had wonderful jokes!!!
Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour
DLJ24, Jan 2022 Verified
My mom has been looking for manatees her entire life. After an unyielding search in a year boasting historical lows in manatee population, she was resigned to failure. Driving back from disappointment after disappointment in Everglades City, we spotted a sign for this Manatee sightseeing tour. At this point in the journey we feared the worst: the end of her search would result in nothing more than yearning in a heart doomed to forever feel the pain of a manatee-sized hole. With these insatiable feelings of consternation, we hoped for a beacon of light in what would be, with the absence of manatees, a perpetually dark world. Captain Storm came as that harbinger of illumination. Mere minutes after disembarkation, Captain Storm, with the air of a skillful mariner experienced far beyond his years, achieved what countless prior had failed to do. He found manatees. Not just one manatee, but many, all while weaving colorful tales of his marine history together with enlightening facts about the wildlife with which we were then surrounded. Captain Storm, in true professional fashion, fulfilled the dream of my dear and previously insatiable mother, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour
Pisces73twin, Jan 2022 Verified
We had such a great time looking for Manatees, Alligators and other animals on our 1.5 hour boat ride. Captain John, who told more dad jokes then the amount of alligators that we saw and we saw A LOT of alligators. Captain John shared his knowledge about the area and the nature that we saw and the time just flew by. We would definitely go again. (Bonus: We saw a Manatee and her baby.
Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour
Sandy_R, Dec 2021 Verified
Beautiful afternoon on the water. Tristen was great, knowledgeable and easy to be with and showed us a lots of birds/alligators. Nice trip
Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Boat Tour
Denise W, Dec 2021 Verified
For our New Years Eve, our family enjoyed 1.5 hours with Captain John on a comfy boat exploration of the waters of Port of the Islands near Naples. It did not disappoint. We saw gators and manatees up close while catching the breeze to stay cool. The birds were beautiful. Captain John had a lot of info to share about the local critters (land and water) and plants/trees. Our kids (teens) really enjoyed it beginning to end. We recommend!

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