Water activity

Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

4.8 / 5

97 reviews

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours

Marco Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Birding, and Shelling Tour

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours

From US$ 97.95 per person

The Marco Island Dolphin and Wildlife Tour is a wonderful adventure for the whole family as well as providing an introduction to the area. Travel in comfort to the islands for an interpretive tour in the company of a certified Master Naturalist guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Everglades area including Marco Island
  • See an amazing variety of birds and other wildlife
  • Travel with a certified Florida Master Naturalist guide
Full description

On this 2-hour tour near Marco Island, explore the Ten Thousand Islands with a Florida Master Naturalist Guide. Enjoy the wild dolphin show before visiting an uninhabited barrier island beach to collect shells and other treasures. Depending on the season, expect to see manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, alligators, rosette spoonbills, and numerous species of fish and shorebirds. Learn about the Everglades eco-systems, flora and fauna, rich heritage, and long history. The area's wildlife moves around so each tour is different. Many species are seasonal and inhabit different areas depending on environmental conditions. Be sure to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses, snacks, favorite drinks, a hat, and towels.

Includes
  • Certified Florida Master Naturalist guide
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

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740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland, Florida 34140

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • Please dress for the weather and bring any sun protection you feel is necessary
  • All tours are fully customizable. Please contact the tour supplier for further details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 97 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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Glen was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating when he took our group out. The boat seats were comfortable and swiveled so easy to look all around. He found dolphins and got them to "play" with us; took us to a great beach and we collected beautiful shells and even found sand dollars; was informative about the Ten Thousand Islands which Marco Island is a part of and the trees in the Mangroves from Glen who has been in the area for over 30 years. He took us to a spot he knew and we saw a Rosy Spoonbill "fishing" which was so cool!! We highly recommend Capt Glen!

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December 3, 2022

First of all, the crew was great and my comments below will be about the experience itself. After reading all the reviews my expectations were very high. I felt that the trip was just OK. At the end, most of the attractiveness comes from seeing dolphins and that is something the crew cannot control. We only saw 3 of them and mostly far away. The “shelling” part was not that exciting and this took close to 50% of the tour.

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December 30, 2021

So much fun! Wish I could have done this more than once. The dolphins were beautiful. The caption and first mate were able to point out specific dolphins and their “names” and describe their behaviors (‘personalities’) that make them unique. Saw small sharks. The birds in the mangroves were beautiful. The shelling portion was a nice diversion and a rare chance to see a remote part of the area. Definitely do it!

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July 6, 2021

Product ID: 48834